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Birds on view in family program March 8 at Nevada State Museum, Carson City


CARSON CITY, Nev. — Jenni Jeffers will present the family program “Owls in Nevada” from 1 to 2 p.m. March 8 at the Nevada State Museum, 600 N. Carson St. in Carson City. The presentation is part of the museum’s Family Fun Saturday programming.

A biologist for the Nevada Department of Wildlife, Jeffers will show some of the live owl species native to Nevada and explain their life histories. Owls occupy a variety of habitats, however, they seldom are observed by the public because much of their activity occurs at night, Jeffers said.

Jeffers has a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in wildlife biology and more than 25 years of field experience working with birds and mammals. She came to Nevada in 2001 and has been the Western Region wildlife biologist for NDOW for 13 years.

The program is free with museum admission. The museum also will offer a science activity from 10 a.m. to noon in its Discovery Lab that includes examples of bird’s nests, feathers and eggs, and an opportunity to dissect an owl pellet.

In addition, guests can make a bird’s nest with natural and man-made materials. Each of the activities is limited to eight people per 30-minute session; the activities are suitable for those ages 8 and older.

Museum admission is $8 for adults, free for children ages 17 and younger. Children must be accompanied by a responsible parent. For more information, contact [email protected] or 775-687-4810, ext. 237.


Chris Moran
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Chris Moran has lived in Reno since 1996, and currently works at the Nevada Division of Tourism as a public relations specialist. She is a former editor and writer at the Reno Gazette-Journal, and has a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of California, Berkeley. Her hobbies include skiing, hiking, reading, photography, coffee and coffeehouses, and exploring Nevada. Check out her blog at www.ChrisinNevada.wordpress.com.