Earth Day is a great time to celebrate the success of island fox conservation and recommit to helping island foxes.
You can connect with Friends of the Island Fox at two Earth Day events.
Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival
April 21 & 22, 2018
Saturday 11 AM - 8 PM & Sunday 11 AM - 6 PM
Friends of the Island Fox and Channel Islands Restoration will be at Alameda Park in Santa Barbara to celebrate at the Earth Day Festival (maps & info).
Join in a science investigation activity to discover what the island foxes have been eating.
Learn about the connection between island foxes and native plants.
FIF will be showcasing our NEW Friends of the Island Fox t-shirts! All sales help island fox conservation.
Fresno Chaffee Zoo Party for the Planet 2018
Friday April 20
9 AM - 1 PM
|Get "hands-on" with the Health Check Fox|
This unique education tool lets you try your hand at a health check for an island fox. You can check the teeth, examine the ear with an otoscope, check the body for injuries, and take blood samples, just like the biologists do in the field.
FIF is celebrating the support of the Fresno community for island fox conservation. Fresno Chaffee Zoo's five year grant of $10,000 from 2013-2018 funded:
- blood testing for introduced disease in 2013 & 2016
- new island fox capture cages for annual health checks in 2013-2014
- blood testing to determine the effectiveness of a new distemper virus vaccine in 2015
- 10 radio tracking collar 2017-2018
Join in the celebration. More details on the Party for the Planet
Support Fresno Chaffee Zoo's conservation efforts around the world and here in California for the island fox.