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Open House


You are invited to our next open house:

from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.


Annual Barbecue

California State University, Bakersfield

Biology Department 9001 Stockdale Highway Bakersfield, CA 93311-1099

Telephone (661) 654-3167 Fax (661) 654-6956 Bird Rescue Hotline (661) 654-BIRD

FACT hosts a monthly Open House, the first Saturday of each month during the school year, from 1-4 pm, October through May.  FACT will also be open during the annual fundraising BBQ for the Birds.

Open House schedule for 2014-2015

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

32ndAnnual Barbecue and Auction for the Birds - Saturday, October 4, 2014

November 1, 2014 December 6, 2014
February 7, 2015 March 7, 2015
April 4, 2015 May 2, 2015


CSUB students and staff will give tours and demonstrations of birds of prey between the hours of 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Educational gifts and souvenirs will be available for purchase to support the non-profit wildlife rescue and education program.

Visitors can see:

  • See our Kestrel display.

  • See the new Golden Eagle display.

  • See a variety of local birds of prey, including Red-tailed Hawk, Swainson’s Hawk, Great Horned Owl, Barn Owl, and Golden Eagle, as well as, songbirds, dragonflies, butterflies, squirrels, gophers, lizards, and more.

  • See up close Barn Owl or Great Horned Owl and study owl pellets to learn what wild owls have eaten.

  • Learn about FACT's animal rescue and bird foster parent program.

  • Buy t-shirts, Zoobooks, coloring books, cards and other educational materials to support FACT's education programs.


32nd Annual Barbecue for the Birds
Date: Saturday, October 4, 2014,

Open House Time: 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Dinner Time: 5 p.m.

Live Auction after dinner

Tickets are: $20 adults, $15 seniors (60+) and CSUB students, $6 kids 5-12

DIRECTIONS: FACT is located in the Environmental Studies Area on the south east side of the CSUB campus. To get to FACT enter the CSU Bakersfield campus from the south entrance off of Camino Media Blvd.   Just after the information booth the large parking lot on the right is the access road to the facility. Turn right in the first driveway.  Go through the parking lot past the recycling drop off area, at the softball field backdrop find a short dirt road and follow it over the campus bike path (yield to traffic on the bike path) to the Environmental Studies Area/FACT parking area. The parking area is lined with railroad ties, please park straight in toward the fence or railroad ties.


Friends of FACT support the wildlife rehabilitation aspect of our program by sales of items at our monthly open house and annual barbecue. Join the fun, become a friend of FACT. Our effectiveness is dependent upon our members, donors and benefactors.

Fact's mission is to serve as a wildlife rescue, conservation, & education project for California State University Bakersfield.

Local wildlife, especially birds of prey, and endangered species, the school and the community have benefited from FACT since 1975.

Dr. David Germano is the Director of FACT and ESA;  Ms. Marlene Hensley
is the Coordinator of ESA/FACT. Students and volunteers help in the daily operation of the facility under the direction of Ms. Hensley.

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