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Two programs scheduled at the visitor center for the week of July 22

07_15_13_Article_GTAWeekThe National Elk Refuge will be hosting two free programs at the Jackson Hole & Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center during the week of July 22 to recognize the Grand Teton Association’s Membership Week. Programs include a raptor presentation and a search and rescue demonstration.

July 15, 2013  (NER 13-13)

The National Elk Refuge will be hosting two  programs at the Jackson Hole & Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center during the week of July 22 to recognize the Grand Teton Association’s Membership Week. The Grand Teton Association is a nonprofit organization that operates sales outlets in a number of federally–operated visitor centers and contact stations throughout the area, with sales supporting educational, interpretive, and research projects by their partnering organizations. The Jackson Hole & Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center, located at 532 N. Cache Street in Jackson, serves as one of the association’s largest sales outlets.

 
On Tuesday, July 23, the Teton Raptor Center will be offering an hour-long program at 2:00 pm, featuring a live bird demonstration. The Teton Raptor Center is a nonprofit organization that takes in injured, ill, and orphaned birds of prey year-round and provides veterinary care and rehabilitation in an effort to return raptors to the wild. On previous visits to the Visitor Center, Raptor Center programs have included a hawk, eagle, owl, and falcon. Guests  to next week’s program can view and photograph raptors up close and learn about their habits, characteristics, and rehabilitation.

National Elk Refuge Facilities Maintenance Worker Amanda Soliday will give a search and rescue demonstration at 10:00 am on Friday, July 26 with the help of her search dogs, Roscoe and Otis. Soliday, Roscoe, and Otis volunteer with the Wyoming K-9 Search and Rescue program, a nonprofit organization committed to training competent search dog teams and assisting local, state, and federal authorities in search and rescue situations. Roscoe and Otis, 8 year-old and 1 year-old golden retrievers, respectively, have multiple certifications for different types of search work. Along with giving search demonstrations, Soliday will explain the steps necessary to begin early training with a search and rescue dog.

Both programs are family–friendly and free of charge.

Current or new Grand Teton Association members will receive a 25% discount off all purchases throughout the week at any of the association’s locations. The Grand Teton Association also operates a small store at the refuge’s historic Miller House located ¾ mile north of the refuge’s entrance at the end of East Broadway Avenue. Learn more about the Grand Teton Association and membership benefits by visiting their web site or speaking with Visitor Center staff.

Last Updated: Jul 24, 2013
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