NRM, National Ranching Heritage Center host inaugural 'Quailapalooza' on Apr. 18
Children six- to 12-years-old will have a hands-on opportunity to see how scientists study quail during the inaugural Quailapalooza from 1-3:30 p.m. on Saturday (Apr. 18) at the National Ranching Heritage Center at Texas Tech.
"For many ranchers, the northern bobwhite quail is a treasured rangeland inhabitant," said Brad Dabbert, Texas Tech's Burnett Foundation Professor in Quail Ecology, who will share his knowledge with some of the area's young students. "Unfortunately, bobwhite populations are declining throughout their historic range in Texas."
The National Ranching Heritage Center will partner with Tech's Department of Natural Resources Management to host a hands-on educational presentation for children focusing on Northern Bobwhite Quail and the science behind studying this ecology.
Dabbert and Tech graduate students will give participants the opportunity to see live adult quail and chicks, learn about thermal cameras and radiotelemetry, observe a quail nest and eggs, learn what quail eat and how scientists capture them, and see how scientists use cameras to study bobwhites and quail predators.
The program is free to National Ranching Heritage Center Junior Roughriders and $5 for non-members. Limited space is available. To register for the event, contact NRHC Director of Educational Programs Julie Hodges at (806) 742-0498 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Supported by the Ranching Heritage Association and Texas Tech, the National Ranching Heritage Center is a 27-acre museum and historical park offering educational programs and exhibits to promote interest in ranching history and contemporary ranching issues. Located at 3121 4th St. in Lubbock, the center provides 49 authentic dwellings and ranch structures from some of the nation's most historic ranches.
Written by Sue Jones
CONTACT: Brad Dabert, Burnett Foundation Professorship in Quail Ecology, Department of Natural Resources Management, Texas Tech University at (806) 834-1248 or email@example.com
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