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Bridgeport Public Library - Raptors!

Bridgeport, WV – “Raptors!” will be held at the Bridgeport Public Library on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 2:00 pm.

The WV Raptor Rehabilitation Center will educate participants on the importance of raptors, their environment, and their work at the raptor center. This program is for members of all ages! Registration is required. About the West Virginia Raptor Rehabilitation Center The West Virginia Raptor Rehabilitation Center (WVRRC) is a non-profit (501-c-3) organization dedicated to the care of injured, sick, and orphaned birds of prey and their eventual release back into the wild. Created in 1983, the Center started as a one-man basement operation, Now the Center is a small independent facility housing an intensive care unit and flight cages with a staff of approximately 40 volunteers. The WVRRC operates on contributions from public and corporate sponsors and is sanctioned by and the recipient of an annual grant from the West Virginia Wildlife Diversity Program. Although the immediate and continuing short-term goal of the WVRRC is to provide rehabilitative treatment for the raptors in our care, the Center’s most urgent goal is long-term environmental education focusing on "man as a part of, not apart from nature." Scientific research on raptor rehabilitation, behavior, and ecology is an on-going effort that aids in a better understanding of these birds of prey. The small puzzle pieces that we and others provide not only assist us in our work with these birds, but also help us to better understand the environmental tolerances that impact raptors as well as the human species. Source: http://www.wvrrc.org/history.html If you have questions about this program, please contact Tyler at the library at 304-842-8248.
Date: 10/12/2019
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM