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May 03, 2009

Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research -- Tour

Join fellow alums for a special visit and tour of Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research in Newark, Delaware. Well-known throughout the country, this is a state-of-the-art wildlife facility that includes animal care wards, surgery and research labs, outdoor aviaries and pools, and an oil-spill study facility. They care for ill, injured, and orphaned wild birds.
May 3 is Tri-State’s annual open house. We will be welcomed as a special group and provided with a guide to introduce us to their facilities and take us on a behind-the-scenes tour of their clinic and campus. Bring your family; there will be fun activities for the children. There will also be local groups and organizations exhibiting there to help raise awareness and appreciation of our natural world. So come meet the bird experts and enjoy this exceptional educational opportunity.

Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research was founded in 1976 in response to a major oil spill and its devastating effect on local birds. Their immediate purpose was to establish a multi-disciplinary team of wildlife biologists, veterinarians, pathologists, chemists and concerned citizens to study the effects of oil on birds and develop protocols necessary to treat affected wildlife. Thirty years later, Tri-State continues to be a leader in oil spill response and is internationally recognized for its oiled bird rehabilitation and research.

Date: Sunday, May 3, 2009

Time: 1:00 PM

Location: Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research
         110 Possum Hollow Road, Newark, DE 19711
         Phone: 302-737-9543
         Tri-State B. R. R. Web site, Directions

Cost: Adults - $10.00
        Children 12 and under - $5.00
        These funds will be donated to Tri-State; the open house is actually free.

Reservations: via MIT Infinite Connection:

Club Membership -- Join or Renew on-line:

For Questions: Lucie Wilkens
         e-mail: L.S.Wilkens@alum.mit.edu

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