Wild Pals program provides education and support
The new Wild Pals animal adoption program at Lake Erie Nature & Science Center provides a refreshed offering of the previous adopt-an-animal program, focusing on native wildlife and providing increased educational content for supporters. Through the generous support of donors, this progam helps to offset the costs of medical care, food and maintenance for the animals on exhibit and used in educational programming.
Eighteen native species such as bald eagle, great horned owl, eastern fox snake and waterfowl are available for adoption for varying periods of time, allowing donors to customize their support. All Wild Pals adopters receive a certificate and photograph of the animal. They also receive a fact sheet full of valuable information on the animal they've chosen to support.
"Education is our mission and the Wild Pals program provided us with another outlet to be able to further this work," says Catherine Timko, the Center's executive director. These fact sheets were created by wildlife staff and include interesting and edifying information about diet, habitat, geographic range, breeding habits and more.
Contributions made to Wild Pals allow staff to continue their exemplary care of the animals on exhibit at the Center. More information about the Wild Pals program can be found at www.lensc.org or by calling 440-871-2900.
Wendy Hanna is a staff member with Lake Erie Nature & Science Center