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Northwest Trek hosts Endangered Species weekend April 21-22

Post by Jeff Mayor / The News Tribune on April 19, 2012 at 10:44 am with No Comments »
April 19, 2012 10:44 am

Northwest Trek will celebrate Endangered Species Weekend Saturday and Sunday. The wildlife park will host a number of family activities honoring endangered species and teaching participants what they can do to protect these animals and their habitats.

Among the activities:

Are you Endangered?: Collect an animal card at the entrance and see if you are listed as secure or endangered by the end of your visit today.

What you can do in your backyard: Habitat loss is the number one reason that animals become endangered. Learn how to turn a yard into a habitat for local wildlife and help keep them from becoming endangered.

Being local: Stop in and learn about local wildlife that are listed as endangered. While you are here, make an endangered animal craft to take home!

Going Batty: The park also is celebrating the Year of the Bat and showcasing how you can help to keep native bats from becoming endangered. Why would you want to keep bats around? Come and learn why, and find out what bats are endangered around the world.

Deadly links: Come to the White Tent and play Deadly Links; become hawks, shrews and grasshoppers. Through this game, participants learn how animals are affected by the actions humans make.

You can get details, including admission costs, at the park’s website.

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