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Upcoming public programs at Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center (CEWC), near Mansfield

 

Friday, Jan. 18, 2-4 p.m.

Adopt-A-Highway Cleanup

Give back to the community by helping to beautify CEWCs Ga. 11 stretch! Meet volunteer coordinator Linda May at the Visitors Center before heading out. Participants must sign a waiver form to volunteer. Please dress for the outdoors and bring your own gloves. Orange vests and trash bags will be provided. Call Linda May at (770) 784-3059 if you would like to pitch in!

 

Saturday, Jan. 26, 10 a.m.-noon

Family Nature Walk: Winter Wildlife Survival

Join Karen Hoydick, a CEWC wildlife interpretive specialist, to learn how animals and plants survive during the cold winter months. Using live animals and taxidermy mounts, she will discuss various survival strategies. Then the group will head outside and search for clues of those animals that stay busy all winter. All ages are welcome, but children must be supervised. Since space is limited, pre-registration for this free class is required. Please swing by the Visitors Center or call (770) 784-3059 to sign up.

 

Wednesday, Jan. 30, 10-11:30 a.m.

Fascinated By Birds

Birds have inspired humans for centuries. Learn more about these fascinating winged creatures by watching a half-hour Eyewitness Bird movie. Linda May, a CEWC wildlife interpretive specialist, will then share live birds of prey with the audience to emphasize some points learned during the video. All ages are welcome, but children must be supervised. Space is limited, so pre-registration for this free class is required. Sign up at the Visitors Center or by calling (770) 784-3059.

 

Wednesday, Feb. 20, 10-1:30 a.m.

Endangered Species

Why do animals go extinct, and what can we do to help threatened and endangered species today? Using live animals and props, CEWC wildlife interpretive specialist Pete Griffin will give an overview of animals in trouble and discuss ways to ensure they will be around for future generations. All ages are welcome, but children must be supervised. Since space is limited, pre-registration for this free class is required. Sign up at the Visitors Center or by calling (770) 784-3059.

 

Saturday, Feb. 23, 8:30-11 a.m.

Winter Bird Walk

Join Georgia Wildlife Resources Division expert birder Tim Keyes on a search for Georgias wintering birds. Expect to see many species, including sparrows, ducks and birds of prey. This bird search will consist of short walks and drives between various sites within the wildlife centers boundaries. Wear shoes or boots that can get wet, bring your own binoculars and field guides, and meet in the Visitors Center parking lot bright and early! All ages are welcome, but children must be supervised. Since space is limited, pre-registration for this free class is required. Sign up at the Visitors Center or by calling (770) 784-3059.

 






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