Saturday Animal Keeper Workshops

Lindsay Wildlife Museum introduces “Saturday Keeper Workshops” that let young animal lovers meet the museum’s professional animal keepers, and learn how they do their jobs caring for the museum’s resident animal ambassadors. The workshops will be held at the museum, 1931 First Ave., Walnut Creek, adjacent to Larkey Park. The September 28 workshop features Raptors and the January 25, 2014 workshop features Mammals, both from 9-11 AM.

The two-hour workshops explore the world of the museum’s animals and their human caretakers close up. Young naturalists, ages 6-15, learn how animal keepers care for animals, clean enclosures, prepare diets, encourage exercise and activity, and train cooperative behaviors. Participants will be up close and personal with the animals. Workshops begin before the museum opens to the public.

Cost of each workshop is $35/members, $45/non-members. For more information go to wildlife-museum.org or call 925-627-2913.

Lindsay Wildlife Museum is open Wednesday through Sunday; general admission is $8.50/adults; $6.50/children ages 2-17; $7.50/seniors age 65 and up, free for members. Lindsay Wildlife Museum connects people with wildlife to inspire responsibility and respect for the world we share. The museum is a unique natural history and environmental education center where wild live animals are just inches away from visitors. The museum includes the first wildlife rehabilitation hospital established in the U.S.

Photo credit: Paul Hara

 

 

 

 

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