Children’s Quailapalooza, set April 21 at National Ranching Heritage Center

Children 5 to 12 years old will have a handson opportunity to see how scientists study quail during Quailapalooza from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 21 at the National Ranching Heritage Center (NRHC) in Lubbock.

The NRHC will partner with the Quail-Tech Alliance at Texas Tech University to host a handson educational presentation designed for children. Participants will be given the opportunity to see live adult quail and chicks, observe a quail nest and eggs, learn what quail eat, see how scientists capture quail and learn about quail predators.

“For many ranchers, the Northern Bobwhite Quail is a treasured rangeland inhabitant. Unfortunately, Bobwhite populations are declining throughout their historic range in Texas,” said Dr. Brad Dabbert, a Texas Tech University professor who will share his knowledge with some of the area’s youngest students.

 

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