Wildlife encounter

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Wildlife encounter
CASNR Week activity offers hands-on learning about creatures great and small

Kids and parents pet a skunk during Wildlife Encounters on March 5.
James Woolridge | University Communication
Kids and parents pet Oreo the skunk during Wildlife Encounters on March 5.

The School of Natural Resources' Wildlife Encounters education program offered families the chance to learn about and interact with a variety of animals.

Held as part of the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Week celebration, Wildlife Encounters featured discovery stations, games and prizes provided by student clubs. Wildlife Encounters is an organization dedicated to educating the public about the natural world while offering a home to animals in need. Learn more about the group.

A family looks at a mara, a large, rabbit-like rodent, during the Wildlife Encounters event.

Kip Smith of Wildlife Encounters holds an owl during the CASNR Week outreach event.

Shalyn Miller (right), a junior pre-veterinary medicine student, hands a paper horse to Sophia Contino, 6, during Wildlife Encounters.

Kids line up to touch a snake during Wildlife Encounters, which was March 5 at Hardin Hall. The event was part of the annual College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Week.

The Hardin Hall auditorium was filled with families learning more about wildlife during the March 5 event.

Kids hold a snake during Wildlife Encounters on March 5.

Kids get to look at a hissing cockroach during the Wildlife Encounters event.