WCSU to celebrate Animal Week

DANBURY, CONN. — Western Connecticut State University will host three events this month sponsored by the university’s Roots & Shoots organization to celebrate Animal Week. Each event will be on the university’s Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The events will be free and the public is invited.

Monday, April 16, 2012 – Talons! Birds of Prey: At noon, an eagle, hawk and owl will take flight over the Midtown campus Quadrangle, as a trainer discusses each bird.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012 – Snakes-n-Scales: At noon, reptiles will be on display in the Student Center Theater.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 – Wolf Conservation Demonstration: At noon, Atka, an Arctic gray wolf from the Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem, N.Y., will be in Alumni Hall. Atka will be accompanied by a Wolf Conservation Center staffer who will talk about wolf behavior, habitat and more.

The Roots & Shoots program at WCSU, started by primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall, focuses on making positive change for people, animals and the environment.

For more information, contact the WCSU Roots & Shoots office at (203) 837-3260 or send an email to scudder002@connect.wcsu.edu.




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