Cal U’s student chapter will host its 22nd annual Outdoor Bash and Wild Game Dinner at 6 p.m. March 23 at the Richeyville (Pa.) Volunteer Fire Department. Doors open at 5 p.m.
In cooperation with the Local No. 1 of the National Wild Turkey Federation, the chapter will offer a variety of game dishes, such as deer, elk, bear, pheasant, rabbit, wild turkey, duck and goose, beaver, fish, turtle and alligator.
Outdoor gear, artwork and free passes to many future wildlife-related activities will be raffled off and awarded as door prizes throughout the evening, while guests enjoy a "wild" array of foods.
Cost is $20; tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door.
Proceeds from this event supports student trips to various conferences, such as the National Wildlife Society Conference, training workshops for wildlife management restoration, fire ecology as well as chainsaw certification and CPR/First Aid certification training.
Funding also gives students the opportunity to participate in long-term monitoring program of Delmarva fox squirrels in Maryland and present environmental education programming to primary and secondary students in the region.
“My favorite aspect of this is interacting with the guest attending and talking to them about wildlife and how their support helps us,” said chapter president Tanner Sink, a senior majoring in fisheries and wildlife biology.
“It's a good time and way for people to learn, enjoy and appreciate wildlife.”
“It is great to see a group of young wildlife professionals doing their best to ensure that moments like these are available for future members,” said chapter treasurer Kirstin Palumbo, a junior majoring in environmental studies with a concentration in fisheries and wildlife biology.
Dr. Carol Bocetti, club adviser and professor in the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, added, “The common theme of all these activities is professional development of our student members and that’s why the wild game dinner is so important to them.”
To purchase tickets, email Bocetti at email@example.com or call 724-938-5967.