Nov. 1, 2011 — A free open house at the Facility for Animal Care and Treatment (FACT) will be held at California State University, Bakersfield's Environmental Studies Area on Saturday, Nov. 5. The open house runs from 1 to 4 p.m.
Tours of FACT feature talks and demonstrations with live birds of prey, including hawks, owls and a golden eagle. CSUB biology students will give visitors an opportunity to make a recycled journal and go on a scavenger hunt. Members of CSUB's 60+ Club will sell nature gifts, T-shirts, note cards, coloring books, zoo books, and other items that would make great holiday gifts for nature lovers of all ages.
FACT is a wildlife rescue/conservation education project founded in 1975 by Ted Murphy, CSUB emeritus professor of biology. FACT students and volunteers care for hundreds of injured or orphaned birds of prey and conduct tours of the facility and classroom programs for thousands of Kern County school children each year. FACT is supported by an annual barbecue, members of Friends of FACT, and the sale of gift items.
To get to FACT, enter campus on Roadrunner Drive from Camino Media Boulevard. Turn right into Parking Lot I and, at the softball field backdrop, follow the dirt road over the bike path to the parking area. For more information, call Marlene Hensley-Benton, FACT Coordinator, at 661-654-3167 or visit www.csub.edu/FACT.
For more information:Marlene Hensley-Benton
Media ContactColleen Dillaway, Director of Public Affairs & Communications