Learn how to lend a helping hand and provide proper emergency treatment to injured, orphaned, and distressed wildlife living in your community. Hawk Creek Wildlife Center’s Spring Wildlife Rehabilitation Course is an intensive eight hour learning experience being offered to the public Saturday and Sunday, March 10 and 11, 2012 from 12:00 to 4:00 PM. This special course is taught by licensed wildlife rehabilitators sharing over 25 years of real-life experience, up-to-date technical information, incredible stories, and invaluable wisdom.
The course is open to adults, age sixteen or older, preparing to take the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation wildlife rehabilitation exam or just interested in expanding their knowledge. Through the course, participants will:
- Acquire skills in local wildlife species identification, natural history, nutrition, and animal behavior.
- Build a strong foundation of general procedures for stress reducing, capture, and release techniques.
- Stay on top of current developments in the field to ensure the humane treatment of wildlife.
- Develop a sense of appreciation for the importance of preserving our native wildlife.
- Get a rare inside look at the heart and soul of Hawk Creek Wildlife Center of East Aurora.
Pre-registration is required. The eight hour course is $100 per person. To register please visit www.hawkcreek.org or contact Hawk Creek Wildlife Center at 716-652-8646.
Hawk Creek Wildlife Center, Inc. has been featured on Rachael Ray, Conan O’Brien, PBS, and was voted a Blue Planet Hero by National Geographic. Over 80 non-releasable animals from around the world call Hawk Creek home while hundreds more are rehabilitated at the Center each year. Founded in East Aurora in 1987, Hawk Creek is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing wildlife education, rehabilitation, and conservation services to the community.