Sunday, June 13, 2010

Program on Island Fox and the Role of Field Biologists

California's Channel Island fox is making a strong comeback thanks to the joint efforts of government agencies, private organizations and the general public. Conservation efforts include annual capture of island foxes to count their numbers and provide them with health checks. Join me at:

Placerita Nature Center
8:30 - 9:30 AM,
Saturday June 19th

In my role as
V.P. of Education for Friends of the Island Fox, I'll be giving a program exploring why the island fox became endangered and what actions were taken to save them. We'll demonstrate how field biologists use radio tracking to monitor island fox health and welfare. And the group will hike a short way into the chaparral for an opportunity to see how island foxes are trapped annually across the islands. Kids will have the opportunity to engage in the steps biologists use to preform a health check on an island fox in the field.

Following there will be a guided hike, lead by representatives from the Placerita Nature Center for those that wish to go on a longer hike.

Join me for a fun opportunity to learn about field biology and the island fox in a beautiful natural setting. This event is FREE and for ages 5 and up.

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