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Owl-O-Ween: A Family Nature Adventure

The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Presents: Owl-O-Ween: A Family Nature Adventure
Saturday, October 27, 10:00am – 1:00pm

October 12, 2012

Joni Kelly, SBBG Communications Manager

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (October 9, 2012)
WHO: The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
WHAT: Owl-O-Ween: A Family Nature Adventure

Join the Garden for a fun and educational morning to learn about owls, bats, scarecrows, and more. Visitors can paint pumpkins to take home, compete in a scarecrow-building contest, and meet some living owl-ambassadors from The Audubon Society’s “Eyes in the Sky” (EITS) education program, including Max, a Great Horned Owl. Since 2000, EITS has brought a variety of programs to children and adults in the Santa Barbara area. EITS features wildlife messengers-—birds of prey native to our area that are no longer capable of surviving in the wild. The birds’ physical presence and their unique individual stories of survival following conflict with human activities educate about the impacts of human actions—both good and bad. They inspire respect and understanding for local wildlife species and their habitats

“This is a redesigned event for the Garden and one which we hope will become an annual Halloween tradition for the families of our community,” said SBBG’s Director of Education, Judy Sanregret. “We have had a partnership with the “Eyes in the Sky” program for many years here at the Garden, and always appreciate our raptor visitors.”

image of Max, the Great Horned Owl, on carved jack-o-lanternsFEE: $25 per SBBG or Audubon Society member family (up to 4), $5 per additional person
$40 per non-member family (up to 4), $7 per additional person
WHEN: Saturday, October 27, 10:00am – 1:00pm
WHY: This event is an innovative way for families in our community to connect with nature AND do something special to celebrate Halloween!

The media is welcome to attend this event and an advance RSVP is requested for day-of event coverage.

To arrange an interview with SBBG’s Director of Education, Judy Sanregret or request high-resolution photos please contact Joni Kelly, Communications Manager, at 805-682-4726 ext. 132 or via cell at 805-886-1869.

The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is located at 1212 Mission Canyon Road in Santa Barbara. As attendance is limited by our Conditional Use Permit, only 205 people can be allowed into the Garden at one time. Visitors are encouraged to use public transportation via MTD’s bus number 22 on the weekends.
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About the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden: 
The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is a 78-acre educational and scientific institution fostering the conservation of California’s native plants and serves as a role model for sustainable practice in Santa Barbara, California. The Garden was founded in 1926 and is among the nation’s oldest botanic gardens focused exclusively on native plants.

To arrange an interview or to request high-resolution photos, please contact

Joni Kelly
Communications Manager
office: (805) 682-4726 ext. 132
email: jkelly@sbbg.org