February 21, 2013 - California State University, Bakersfield announces a free Open House at Facility for Animal Care and Treatment (FACT) on campus at the Environmental Studies Area (ESA) on Saturday, March 2. The open house will be operating from 1 pm-4 pm and is free to all.
During the open house, guided 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 journal from recycled materials and participate in a scavenger hunt. Members of CSUB's 60+ Club will be on hand to sell nature gifts, T-shirts, note cards, coloring books, zoobooks, and other items.
Come see our golden eagle, Holley, in her new large enclosure. She may even say "Hello."
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 the 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, at the softball field backdrop, follow the dirt road over the bike path to the parking area.
For more information about FACT please visit www.csub.edu/fact.
For more information:
Director, Public Affairs and Communications
FACT Program Coordinator
Media ContactColleen Dillaway, Director of Public Affairs & Communications