News Release Date: January 15, 2013
Contact: Jennifer Reynolds, Media Specialist • (909) 307-2669 ext. 278 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Robert McKernan, Museum Director • (909) 307-2669 ext. 2226 • email@example.com
For release: Immediately
Event date: Saturday, January 19, 2013
Salton Sea lecture at County Museum
Museum Director and ornithologist Robert McKernan will give a talk about birds of the Salton Sea on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at the San Bernardino County Museum in Redlands. The illustrated lecture, which will start at 2:00 pm, is included with museum general admission.
The program is designed to provide an introduction to the Salton Sea for people planning to attend McKernan’s day trip to the area on January 26 and to share some of the riches of the region with those who are not able to visit in person. McKernan, who has spent more than 30 years studying birds in the Salton Sink, will detail the bird abundance, the history of sea, and a detailed perspective on how critical this inland lake and the Salton Sink is to North American bird populations.
“The Salton Sea is the largest inland surface water body in California and supports one of the most diverse bird populations in the United States, with more than 375 species,” said McKernan. “To spend a winter day at the Salton Sea is one of a California’s great experiences. It is one of the most impressive areas in the nation for observing wintering bird life.”
The January 26 day trip will explore various haunts around the Salton Sea and provide an opportunity to learn about the unique natural history of the Salton Basin. Limited space is still available and reservations can be made by calling the Museum Association at (909) 307-2669 ext. 250.
The San Bernardino County Museum is at the California Street exit from Interstate 10 in Redlands. The museum is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 9 am to 5pm. General admission is $8 (adult), $6 (military or senior), $5 (student), and $4 (child aged 5 to 12). Children under five and Museum Association members are admitted free. Parking is free. For more information, visit www.sb countymuseum.org. The museum is accessible to persons with disabilities. If assistive listening devices or other auxiliary aids are needed in order to participate in museum exhibits or programs, requests should be made through Museum Visitor Services at least three business days prior to your visit. Visitor Services’ telephone number is 909-307-2669 ext. 229 or (TDD) 909-792-1462.