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Wednesday, 04 December 2013 16:35

Experts taking wildlife education to area schools

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Mountain Wildlife Days has created a wildlife education speakers bureau of sorts to share its pool of wildlife experts with area schools and other organizations in the area, a spokesman for the new Mountain Wildlife Outreach said. Mountain Wildlife Outreach was organized to showcase educational opportunities of its highly trained experts in black bears, birds of prey and wolves, said John Edwards, coordinator of Mountain Wildlife Outreach and director of the annual Mountain Wildlife Days in Cashiers. The group provides a “variety of close up, unique educational programs, designed by outstanding experienced presenters to meet the learning and attention level of the audience,” Edwards said.  Some of the presenters include Bill Lea, black bear photographer; wildlife naturalist Michael Skinner; reptile and amphibian expert Steve O’Neil; “wolf man” Rob Gudger; story teller Freeman Owle, who shares his passion for the Cherokee’s value of wildlife; and Pete Kipp, peregrine falcon expert. To find out more, contact John Edwards at 828.743.9648 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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