FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 15, 2014
Public Contact: Trailside, 908-789-3670 www.ucnj.org/trailside
Media Contact Only: Tom Plante, 908-527-4746

Learn about Caring for Injured Wildlife
at Trailside’s Spring Program for Adults, May 22

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to offer a special program at Trailside Nature and Science Center about caring for injured wild animals.  The lecture, “A Day in the Life of a Wildlife Rehabilitator,” will be offered for adults, ages 18 and older, on Thursday, May 22, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. The fee for this program is $10 for Union County residents and $12 for out-of-county participants.

“Have you ever wondered how injured wild animals are rehabilitated? This intriguing program will definitely answer your questions,” said Freeholder Chairman Christopher Hudak.

You’ll meet some dedicated members of the Gaia Wildlife Center to learn what it takes to care for animals in need. The Gaia Wildlife Center, Inc. provides a means for caring people to give orphaned and injured wildlife a second chance to live out their natural, wild lives. Each wildlife patient requires specialized medical treatment and dietary care. Find out how squirrels, skunks, opossums, raccoons and rabbits are bottle fed until they are able to fend for themselves.

For more information about this lecture or other events at Trailside, call 908-789-3670 or visit www.ucnj.org/trailside. Trailside Nature and Science Center is located at 452 New Providence Road in Mountainside and is a service of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.