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Humane Indiana brings Indiana Owls into Homes October 19-24.

Written by Chronicle Staff. Posted in Community News & People in the News

Published on October 21, 2020 with No Comments

Humane Indiana's owl ambassador "Owlfred" the snowy owl is sponsored by ArcelorMittal and will take part in Owl Week via Facebook LIVE on Friday, Oct. 23.

Humane Indiana’s Wildlife Center should be prepping for its third annual Festival of Owls. However, for the safety of all, Humane Indiana has opted to cancel the celebration and instead observe Owl Week, Oct. 19-24, as a virtual experience through electronic devicess

“While we are disappointed, we will not be hosting Festival of Owls this year, our Wildlife Center Director Nicole Harmon has organized a wonderful week and group of speakers to provide an educational and celebratory event,” explained Brian Fitzpatrick, CEO of Humane Indiana. “We hope that families will join us during the week through Facebook Live or at their convenience through playback recordings.”

Humane Indiana's owl ambassadors, including the snowy owl, great horned owls, and screech owls will all take part in Owl Week Oct. 19-24 via Facebook LIVE.

 

 

 

 

During Owl Week, Humane Indiana’s timed itinerary includes seven eight-hour days packed with all things owls. Participants will virtually meet Humane Indiana’s Wildlife Owl Ambassadors Owlfred, Snowy Owl; Harrison-Tonks and Errol, Great Horned Owls; and Arlene and Cinna, Screech Owls.

Humane Indiana is collaborating with local organizations, including Brad Bumgardener from Indiana Audubon Society, Sarah Barnes from Shirley Heinze Land Trust, and Marie Laudeman from the Indiana Dunes State Park. The groups have planned craft time for children with owl-related projects and a how-to for owl pellet dissection.

Those tuning in to Owl Week can expect to learn about the native history of Indiana owls, how to protect owls, how to build an owl box nest, games and crafts, and step-by-step video for dissecting one’s owl pellet and determining its contents

Owl Week is free to the public. However, participation kits, which include the owl pellet and Humane Indiana Wildlife Activity Workbook, are available for purchase online. Owl Week t-shirts for adults and children are also available for purchase, in addition to owl box building kits. Pick-up and shipping options are available. All proceeds benefit wildlife at Humane Indiana Wildlife Center.

To learn more about Owl Week and to purchase Participation Kits, visit www.humaneindiana.org/calendarowl-week-2020-event/owl-week-2020.
For more information contact Nicole Harmon, Director, Humane Indiana Wildlife Center at 219.299.8027 or via email nharmon@humaneindiana.org.

 

 

 

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