Humane Indiana’s Wildlife Center has cancelled their 3rd Annual Festival of Owls originally scheduled for this month, October 2020, due to the pandemic and will instead present Owl Week, October 19-24, a virtual experience for all ages. “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,” said Brian Fitzpatrick, CEO, Humane Indiana. “We hope that families will join us during the week through Facebook Live or at their convenience through playback recordings,” he added.
Humane Indiana’s Owl Week itinerary includes eight-hour days 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. “We’re collaborating with local organizations including Brad Bumgardner from Indiana Audubon Society, Sarah Barnes from Shirley Heinze Land Trust, and Marie Laudeman from the Indiana Dunes State Park,” said Nicole Harmon, Humane Indiana Wildlife Center Director.
Those tuning in to Owl Week can expect to learn how to protect owls, how to build an owl box nest, history of Indiana owls and more. Owl Week is free to the public, but Participation Kits 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 Humane Indiana’s website here .
For more information call Humane Indiana Wildlife Center at 219.299.8027.