Wild in the Plaza – you should come!

Young Artist Featured at Wild in the Plaza Event

Logo of Wild in the Plaza

Wild in the Plaza Owl created by Kaya G.

Celebrating 30 years, Pacific Wildlife Care is presenting a free family event on May 13, 2017 from noon – 4pm in Mission Plaza, featuring artistic wildlife creations of local high school artist Kaya G, and sponsored by Joan Gellert-Sargen.

Joan Gellert-Sargen with Dr. Shannon Riggs, Director of Animal Care

Kaya’s magical owl was adopted as the logo for Wild in the Plaza. Coloring book renderings of the owl will be available for painting at a crafts table. She also pain-
ted a playful forest scene for personal photographs at the event.

Besides many unique educational craft activities, there will be street performers and musicians creating a joyful European style street faire. Storytellers will enchant you. Come dressed as your favorite wild animal, make your own mask, act in skits, and join the parade!

Live Wild Animals: Special for this afternoon, SLO County wildlife will be making an appearance: hawks, falcons, owls, pelicans, turtles, a turkey vulture, an opossum, a raven, bats, and more. Pacific Wildlife Care, in collaboration with other non-profits and state agencies with interests in wildlife, will be providing performances and learning activities for the whole family. Included in our celebration will be The Marine Mammal Center, The California Native Plant Society, San Luis Obispo Chapter, The Sierra Club Santa Lucia Chapter, Learning Among the Oaks, Biodiversity First!, Ecologistics, California State Parks (SLO Coastal Docents), Central Coast Aquarium, Seabird Protection Network, Watershed Steward’s Program, Willow Tree Wildlife, Too SLO Chapter of the California Turtle and Tortoise Club, and a presentation of snakes and/or insects.

Pacific Wildlife Care is celebrating 30 years as a non-profit wildlife rescue, rehabilitation and education organization, treating between 2,000-3,000 birds, land mammals, and reptiles from San Luis Obispo County, each year. Educational programs focused on learning about and living with wildlife are presented throughout the year. More information, as well as a way to volunteer or donate to aid in the $26,000-32,000/month endeavor to giving wildlife a second chance, is available at PacificWildlifeCare.org. The public is always encouraged to call 543-WILD, about animals in trouble. This hotline is checked frequently from 8am-4pm daily.

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