OAKLEY -- Visitors to the Ironhouse Sanitary District on Saturday will have a chance to see a live bird show of Delta predators and tour the recycling facility as part of Oakley Science Week.
"Extreme Delta: Delta Predators," from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., will feature live raptors, including hawks, falcons, owls and more. Hosting the event are the Delta Science Center, Ironhouse Sanitary District and Diablo Water District.
"Seeing these birds soaring through the sky is a natural wonder," said Dr. Michael Painter, president of the Delta Science Center. "Having the chance to see these beautiful birds up close and in person is also something everyone should get a chance to experience."
The event coordinators invited local nonprofit Native Bird Connection to bring some of its birds to the event. The Native Bird Connection group works out of Martinez where they bring in injured birds and help to release them back into the wild when possible.
Saturday's event will also include information on other local Delta predators including coyotes, fox, raccoons, striped bass and more at the Delta Science Center area.
Other activities include hayride tours of the Ironhouse Sanitary District's award-winning technologically advanced Water Recycling Facility. As well as, a look at the bacteria that the district uses to help clean the water they recycle.
Diablo Water District will be offering information on water conservation and ideas on natural gardening to help save water.
The event will be held at the Ironhouse Sanitary District. Those coming in off Oakley's Main Street should turn onto District Way, across from Rose Avenue, follow the road under the train tracks and to the stop sign, where they will make a left.
For more details, see the Delta Science Center's website at www.deltasciencecenter.org.