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The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife AWC Visitor Education Center at 3883 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel presents the following:

– WEDNESDAY, JAN. 19

Wildlife Rescue 101 at 11am

Have you ever encountered wild animals? “distress” but didn’t know which steps help? Florida is home to over 700 land animals and other invertebrates, and they all depend on our sustainable recreational practices for survival. From body postures to vocalizations, animals communicate in a variety of ways, sometimes indicating that they need human assistance. Whether it’s stopping visitors from feeding birds on the beach or releasing a pelican from a fishing line in the mangroves, the program includes wildlife rescue assessments and handling techniques.

Patient profiles: Virginia opossums at 2:00 p.m

Virginia possums are the only marsupial, or marsupial, native to the United States. They are highly adaptable animals and can live in a variety of natural and man-made habitats. Although it may not be obvious to some people, possums are a unique member of Florida’s wildlife and play an important role in the functioning of a healthy ecosystem. One of CROW’s animal ambassadors will be present.

– THURSDAY 1ST 20TH

Patient Profiles: Birds of Prey at 11am

Birds of prey are birds that prey on other animals in the wild to survive. Their specialized beaks and claws make them the most effective hunters. The presentation will discuss the unique adaptations of Florida’s native and migratory birds of prey. One of CROW’s animal ambassadors will be present.

The misunderstood animals at 2 p.m

There are some animals that humans don’t like that much. Most of these animals are not cuddly and fluffy, but they do have ecological importance. The presentation discusses some of these misunderstood animals and why they aren’t so bad after all. One of CROW’s animal ambassadors will be present.

– FRIDAY, JAN. 21

Why animals come to CROW at 11am

Are you wondering how and why animals become patients at CROW? Whether animals are sick, injured or orphaned, CROW seeks to take a leadership role in their recovery. From entanglement in fishing line to kidnapped babies, the presentation will address the most likely reasons patients are hospitalized.

Species Profile: Sea Turtles at 2pm

There are seven different species of sea turtles, and human activities have tipped the scales against the reptiles’ survival. Most sea turtle species are classified as vulnerable, and CROW is the only licensed sea turtle conservation facility between Sarasota and Marathon. From boat attacks to washback hatchlings, listen as one of the CROW team members describes why they are being admitted and how medical staff are treating the species. One of CROW’s animal ambassadors will be present.

– SATURDAY, JAN. 22

CROW event of the week at 11am

CROW’s Teaching Hospital offers internship, fellowship and internship opportunities for science and veterinary science students. While on site, students learn the ins and outs of conservation medicine and wildlife rehabilitation and look forward to sharing their favorite patient stories. One of CROW’s animal ambassadors will be present.

– MONDAY, JAN. 24

The misunderstood animals at 11 am

There are some animals that humans don’t like that much. Most of these animals are not cuddly and fluffy, but they do have ecological importance. The presentation discusses some of these misunderstood animals and why they aren’t so bad after all. One of CROW’s animal ambassadors will be present.

Patient profiles: Virginia opossums at 2:00 p.m

Virginia possums are the only marsupial, or marsupial, native to the United States. They are highly adaptable animals and can live in a variety of natural and man-made habitats. Although it may not be obvious to some people, possums are a unique member of Florida’s wildlife and play an important role in the functioning of a healthy ecosystem. One of CROW’s animal ambassadors will be present.

– TUESDAY, JAN. 25

A day in the life at 11 o’clock

CROW’s Teaching Hospital offers internship, fellowship and internship opportunities for science and veterinary science students. CROW also benefits from the help of over 200 volunteers. While on site, students and volunteers learn the ins and outs of conservation medicine and wildlife rehabilitation. Volunteers, staff and students will share their favorite patient stories and give attendees a glimpse of what’s happening behind the scenes at CROW. One of CROW’s animal ambassadors will be present.

Raptors in rehab at 2 p.m

The rehabilitation process for birds of prey is dependent on their age. With young animals and nestlings there is the possibility of embossing. Personnel must take appropriate precautions to prevent habituation and ensure success in the wild once released. Adult raptors such as eagles, goshawks, hawks, owls, and vultures have physical characteristics that help them hunt prey, defend against predators, and other natural survival behaviors. The talk will talk about the importance of staff being trained in proper handling techniques to protect themselves and the animal in care due to their claws, beaks and strength.

Speaker Series at 4 p.m

Ron Magill, Director of Communications and Media Relations at Zoo Miami, will present “Bald Eagle Rehabilitation” via Zoom. The presentation will highlight a particular eagle’s nest that was brought to the zoo after a storm knocked it out of its nest. Participants will learn the story of the eagle from rescue to release back into Everglades National Park. Limited to 100 participants; A pre-registration is neccessary. The cost per device is $10 plus applicable taxes and fees.

General admission to the center is $12 for adults, $7 for 4-12 year olds and free for children under 3 years old. Admission includes the above daily presentations, no reservations are required to attend. For the safety of the CROW animals and other visitors, masks are required at all times in the center.

In addition, CROW offers a Wildlife Walk Guided Hospital Tour Monday through Friday at 11:00 am. The 1.5-hour program includes a daily presentation at the center and then a tour of the hospital’s treatment areas, ending at the rehabilitation site. It is open to all but not recommended for children under the age of 13. The cost is $25 and includes admission to the center. Capacity is limited to eight participants; A pre-registration is neccessary. Masks are mandatory at all times during the tour. Tours are subject to change and cancellation. Payment is required to complete the reservation. To register, call 239-472-3644 ext. 229 or reservations@crowclinic.org.

For more information, visit http://www.crowclinic.org/ or call 239-472-3644.

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