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‘Bat Night’ Oct. 19

Community Event Features Interpretative Program About Bats, Family Fun Activities

Oct. 1, 2013

What: The 5th annual community "Bat Night" at Cal State Fullerton's Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary features an interpretative program about the rarely seen flying mammal, including common misconceptions. Other activities include crafts and games, pumpkin carving, wagon rides and more.

Who: Paul Stapp, CSUF professor of biological science, will give the bat presentations, featuring bat specimens from CSUF's Vertebrate Teaching Collection. There are 16 types of bats who make their home in Orange County, including one of the most common, the Mexican free-tailed bat.

When: Saturday, Oct. 19, 4-8 p.m.

Bat Interpretative Program:
4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m., family presentations
8:15 p.m., adults-only presentation

Where: Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary
29322 Modjeska Canyon Road
Silverado 92679

Admission: $2 for children and $5 for adults; children ages 5 and under are free. Food, including a barbecue dinner, and some activities, such as face painting, wagon rides and pumpkin carving, will be available for purchase. Proceeds benefit Tucker's K-12 outdoor education program. Reservations are requested for groups.

Parking: Event visitors can park on the corner of Santiago Canyon and Modjeska Canyon roads and take the shuttle bus to Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary.

Information: online or 714-649-2760

About Tucker: The 12-acre non-profit nature preserve is operated by CSUF's College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. The facility serves as a research center for University students, faculty and others and is open to the public to enjoy and learn about the local wildlife and natural habitat. Visit Tucker's website for more information. 

Media contacts:
Marcella Gilchrist, Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary, 714-649-2760 
Paul Stapp, Biological Science, 657-278-2849 
Debra Cano Ramos, 657-278-4027

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