With deep sadness we annouce the passing of Mikey, the CRC's beloved red-shouldered hawk. Mikey passed away sometime in the night between Monday, August 13th and Tuesday, August 14th.
FEATURED RESIDENT: TADITA, BARRED OWL
Tadita was transferred to us in early 2018 when Sarvey Wildlife Care Center needed to find a new place for her to live. Prior to arriving at the CRC, Tadita resided at Sarvey Wildlife for 10 years as an educational ambassador. She originally came into human care in 2008 when a park ranger found her as an injured fledgling on the side of Mount Rainier in Washington State. The nature of her injury prevents her from fully extending her right wing and renders her non-releasable.
VOLUNTEER HIGHLIGHT: JO COWEN
Longtime volunteer Jo Cowen standing outside of the CRC museum
For this quarter we are highlighting Jo Cowen (who also happens to be a 2018 recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine for her exemplary volunteer record with the California Raptor Center (CRC). Starting as a volunteer in the 1980s, she took a brief hiatus before returning in 1992 to assume the role of volunteer Education Coordinator, a position she has held for over 20 years.
Jo books, coordinates, and teaches approximately 60-80 on-site public education programs per year at the CRC, which reach an average of 800-1,500 people. Audiences are primarily schoolchildren in grades 2-12, but Jo's on-site programs also serve people of all ages and backgrounds, including retiree groups, professional organizations, university groups and clubs, UC Davis undergraduates, and School of Veterinary Medicine students. The CRC has developed lasting relationships with a number of local schools and teachers through these educational presentations.
California Raptor Center Fundraiser at Super Owl Brewing: Thursday, September 13
Fall Open House: Saturday, October 20
FLOAT t-shirt campaign: October 21-28
Limited edition CRC t-shirt design
- FLOAT (For Love Of All Things) will re-release the burrowing owl t-shirt they designed for us last year, available for purchase online October 22-29 (1 week only!)