Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Meet Friends of the Island Fox

Friends of the Island Fox will be at two upcoming conservation events. Come out and join in the conservation efforts in your community and learn more about the island fox.

Roots & Shoots 4th Annual Day of Peace

Saturday, September 30th

10 AM - 4 PM at Griffith Park in Los Angeles
(4730 Crystal Springs Drive near the merry-go-round)

Join Dr. Jane Goodall and the Roots & Shoots conservation clubs in a FREE Family Event. There will be live music, arts & crafts, environmental and wildlife displays, pet adoptions, and a Parade of the Giant Peace Doves!

Dr. Goodall will speak sometime after 1:00 PM.

For more information: www.janegoodall.org/peace-day

or contact: rootsandshootsla@aol.com (310) 547 1390

Santa Barbara Zoo Fox Festival
Sunday, October 8th
11 AM - 4 PM at the Santa Barbara Zoo

The Santa Barbara Zoo is home to two subspecies of island fox. With help from Roots & Shoots clubs, the Channel Islands National Park and Friends of the Island Fox, the Zoo will be celebrating the encouraging conservation outlook for the island fox. There will be special activities, arts & crafts, and Keeper Talks with the foxes. (Most activities included in general admission)

For more information on the Santa Barbara Zoo: www.santabarbarazoo.org

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Experiencing Santa Cruz Island, CA

Island Journal - Summer 2006

Hello from the beautiful island of Santa Cruz! The trip began in an exciting fashion when we watched a large school of dolphins swimming by our boat. After setting up camp, we set off to adventure the island.

Snorkeling and hiking allowed us to observe a variety of plant and animal life, including the spotted skunk and the western fence lizard. However, seeing the Channel Island foxes come out at night easily became the highlight of the trip. They ran around, played with each other and chased mice all to our viewing pleasure.

I cannot wait to come back again next summer. - Kevin

Kevin Pease is a Middle School student in Santa Maria, California. He led his school to participate in island fox conservation and to raise awareness about the island fox in their community. Kevin is a true friend of the island fox.