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Orinda Union School District invites you to celebrate their 6th Annual Wildlife Festival
WHEN: Sunday, April 22, 1-4 p.m.

WHERE: OUSD’s Wagner Ranch Nature Area, adjacent to Wagner Ranch Elementary School, 350 Camino Pablo Road, Orinda

Refreshments Provided

FUN ACTIVITIES: Learn about composting, take a hike, create leaf T-shirts, study a dragonfly, make an origami pot, the ABC’s of recycling … and LOTS more!

Stories, Questions and Answers: Gary Bogue, Pet & Wildlife Columnist, Contra Costa Newspapers, MediaNews Group

Backyard Wildlife Certification: Cecil Williams, Wild Birds Unlimited

Living With Nature: Diana Granados, Native Bird Connections

California Blue Bird Recovery Program: Georgette Hellington

Benefits of Bats in Our Midst: Bob Wisecarver, Walnut Creek

The Dragonfly Experience: Douglas Vaughan

Math in The Garden: Kathy Barrett

Buzzing With Bees: Steve Gentry

Life Garden: Judy Adler

Reuse as Art: Madame Ovary

Leaf Print T-shirts: Katy O’Neill

The Ins and Outs of Composting: Bart Carr

Connecting With Our Creeks: Cinda MacKinnon

Meeting Our Water Company: Roger Hartwell, EBMUD

Author of Biographies and Nature Related Books: Ginger Wadsworth

Native American Drum and Dance Performance: Director Mary Putoff, Livermore Indian Center

Live Music: Directed by Dr. James Fiatarone, performed by the students of ALMA

Musical Performance: Eli and Esther Slaman

4th Grade Student Drawings of Ceanothus: Hillery Paterson and OUSD Art teachers

Wagner History, Photos and Artifacts: Barbara Burkhalter, Orinda Historical Society

Native Plants, Student Grown Plants and Cacti, Compost and T-shirts: Available for sale

SPONSORS: OUSD, EFO, Parents, Students, Teachers, Rotary Club, Orinda Garden Club, Orinda Park and Recreation Foundation, Contra Costa Clean Water Program, EBMUD, Contra Costa Solid Waste Authority, Stopwaste, Friends of the Wagner Ranch Nature Area

I’ll be sitting there on my chair next Sunday from 1-4 p.m., ready to answer all your questions, exchange jokes with you, or just have a nice friendly chat about anything you’d like to talk about.

If you’ve got any of my books and would like to bring them with you so I can autograph them for you, please do so. I’ll even provide the pen. Looking forward to seeing you! This Wildlife Festival is a LOT of fun. You’ll REALLY enjoy yourself. If you’ve got a family, be sure and bring the kids. This is my 6th year. /Gary

Posted on Monday, April 16th, 2007
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