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CROW Calendar of Events

April 4, 2018
Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

TODAY, APRIL 4

- Wildlife Rescue 101 at 11 a.m.

After a patient stabilizes in the hospital, CROW's rehabilitation staff provides them with a combination of balanced diet, husbandry and physical therapy. Supportive care is necessary to ensure success during the final stage in the rehabilitation process, so come ask our staff how they work their magic. Adults are $12; ages 4-12 are $7. One of CROW's Animal Ambassadors will be present.

- Lunch & Learn with Dr. Barron from noon to 1:30 pm

Spend part of an afternoon on CROW's campus and join the hospital director for lunch. Learn about how our work is vital to Southwest Florida and beyond. In addition to a boxed meal, hear wildlife patient stories and end the program with a behind-the-scenes tour of the hospital. Cost is $35 per person; reservations include a boxed lunch catered by the Sanibel Deli and concludes with a tour of CROW's hospital and rehabilitation grounds. Advanced registration required; to register, contact David Waszmer at 239-472-3644 or dwaszmer@crowclinic.org.

- Wildlife Walk with Rehabilitators and Staff from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

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Southwest Florida is filled with fascinating wildlife, and CROW provides a unique opportunity to look into wildlife rehabilitation and meet the staff responsible for their care. Wildlife walks are the best opportunity for visitors to get an in-depth look into the inner workings of our hospital and the treatment process. The program has two parts: an introductory presentation covering our medical and rehabilitation methods; and a guided tour through treatment areas of the hospital, concluding on the rehabilitation grounds. Wildlife Walks take between one and two hours; a 45-minute presentation and a 45-minute tour. The program is open to all, but it is not recommended for children under the age of 13. Cost is $25 per person. Photography opportunity available following tour with Animal Ambassador. Advanced registration required; to register, contact David Waszmer at 239-472-3644 or dwaszmer@crowclinic.org.

- CROW Case of the Week at 2 p.m.

CROW's teaching hospital offers externship, fellowship and internship opportunities for natural science and veterinary medicine students. While on site, students learn the ins and outs of conservation medicine and wildlife rehabilitation and are excited to share their favorite patient stories. Adults are $12; ages 4-12 are $7. One of CROW's Animal Ambassadors will be present.

THURSDAY, APRIL 5

- Wildlife Walk with Rehabilitators and Staff from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Southwest Florida is filled with fascinating wildlife, and CROW provides a unique opportunity to look into wildlife rehabilitation and meet the staff responsible for their care. Wildlife walks are the best opportunity for visitors to get an in-depth look into the inner workings of our hospital and the treatment process. The program has two parts: an introductory presentation covering our medical and rehabilitation methods; and a guided tour through treatment areas of the hospital, concluding on the rehabilitation grounds. Wildlife Walks take between one and two hours; a 45-minute presentation and a 45-minute tour. The program is open to all, but it is not recommended for children under the age of 13. Cost is $25 per person. Photography opportunity available following tour with Animal Ambassador. Advanced registration required; to register, contact David Waszmer at 239-472-3644 or dwaszmer@crowclinic.org.

- Patient Profiles: American Alligators at 11 a.m.

The American alligator is a large aquatic reptile and is one of two crocodilians native to Florida. Although it is hard to believe, the species was once on the road to extinction. With the help of conservation efforts over the last few decades, alligators have made a drastic comeback. The program discusses how the species contributes to the overall health of Florida's ecosystems and economy. Adults are $12; ages 4-12 are $7. One of CROW's Animal Ambassadors will be present.

- Wildlife Walk with Rehabilitators and Staff from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Southwest Florida is filled with fascinating wildlife, and CROW provides a unique opportunity to look into wildlife rehabilitation and meet the staff responsible for their care. Wildlife walks are the best opportunity for visitors to get an in-depth look into the inner workings of our hospital and the treatment process. The program has two parts: an introductory presentation covering our medical and rehabilitation methods; and a guided tour through treatment areas of the hospital, concluding on the rehabilitation grounds. Wildlife Walks take between one and two hours; a 45-minute presentation and a 45-minute tour. The program is open to all, but it is not recommended for children under the age of 13. Cost is $25 per person. Photography opportunity available following tour with Animal Ambassador. Advanced registration required; to register, contact David Waszmer at 239-472-3644 or dwaszmer@crowclinic.org.

- Patient Profiles: Gopher Tortoises at 2 p.m.

The life of a gopher tortoise revolves around its burrow. The tortoises are found digging from southern Georgia to Southeast Florida. Because of its contributions to the ecosystem, it is classified as a "Keystone Species." Come listen as CROW's presenter describes why they are admitted how the medical staff treats this species. Adults are $12; ages 4-12 are $7. One of CROW's Animal Ambassadors will be present.

FRIDAY, APRIL 6

- Wildlife Walk with Rehabilitators and Staff from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Southwest Florida is filled with fascinating wildlife, and CROW provides a unique opportunity to look into wildlife rehabilitation and meet the staff responsible for their care. Wildlife walks are the best opportunity for visitors to get an in-depth look into the inner workings of our hospital and the treatment process. The program has two parts: an introductory presentation covering our medical and rehabilitation methods; and a guided tour through treatment areas of the hospital, concluding on the rehabilitation grounds. Wildlife Walks take between one and two hours; a 45-minute presentation and a 45-minute tour. The program is open to all, but it is not recommended for children under the age of 13. Cost is $25 per person. Photography opportunity available following tour with Animal Ambassador. Advanced registration required; to register, contact David Waszmer at 239-472-3644 or dwaszmer@crowclinic.org.

- Why Animals Come to CROW at 11 a.m.

Do you wonder how and why animals become patients at CROW? Whether animals are sick, injured or orphaned, CROW aims to lead in their recovery. From fishing line entanglement to abducted babies, the presentation will address the most likely reasons patients are admitted to the hospital. Adults are $12; ages 4-12 are $7.

- Wildlife Walk with Rehabilitators and Staff from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Southwest Florida is filled with fascinating wildlife, and CROW provides a unique opportunity to look into wildlife rehabilitation and meet the staff responsible for their care. Wildlife walks are the best opportunity for visitors to get an in-depth look into the inner workings of our hospital and the treatment process. The program has two parts: an introductory presentation covering our medical and rehabilitation methods; and a guided tour through treatment areas of the hospital, concluding on the rehabilitation grounds. Wildlife Walks take between one and two hours; a 45-minute presentation and a 45-minute tour. The program is open to all, but it is not recommended for children under the age of 13. Cost is $25 per person. Photography opportunity available following tour with Animal Ambassador. Advanced registration required; to register, contact David Waszmer at 239-472-3644 or dwaszmer@crowclinic.org.

- Patient Profiles: Owls of Southwest Florida at 2 p.m.

Raptors are birds that prey on other animals in the wild to survive. Their specialized beaks and talons make them some of the most effective hunters. The presentation discusses the unique adaptations of the native and migratory raptors of Florida, specifically the five species of nocturnal hunters known as owls. Adults are $12; ages 4-12 are $7. One of CROW's Animal Ambassadors will be present.

SATURDAY, APRIL 7

- Baby Care at CROW at 11 a.m.

Wildlife parents are very devoted to the care of their young and rarely abandon them, and juveniles found "abandoned" might actually be in a natural stage of development. Those needing assistance are placed in a specialized wing of the wildlife hospital and are provided supportive care around the clock until they are old enough to care for themselves. Adults are $12; ages 4-12 are $7.

- Patient Profiles: Virginia Opossums at 2 p.m.

Virginia opossums are the only marsupial, or pouched mammal, native to the United States. They are highly adaptable animals and can live in a variety of habitats, both natural and human made. Although it may not be obvious to some people, opossums are a unique member of Florida's wildlife, playing an important role in the function of a healthy ecosystem. Adults are $12; ages 4-12 are $7. One of CROW's Animal Ambassadors will be present.

MONDAY, APRIL 9

- Wildlife Walk with Rehabilitators and Staff from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Southwest Florida is filled with fascinating wildlife, and CROW provides a unique opportunity to look into wildlife rehabilitation and meet the staff responsible for their care. Wildlife walks are the best opportunity for visitors to get an in-depth look into the inner workings of our hospital and the treatment process. The program has two parts: an introductory presentation covering our medical and rehabilitation methods; and a guided tour through treatment areas of the hospital, concluding on the rehabilitation grounds. Wildlife Walks take between one and two hours; a 45-minute presentation and a 45-minute tour. The program is open to all, but it is not recommended for children under the age of 13. Cost is $25 per person. Photography opportunity available following tour with Animal Ambassador. Advanced registration required; to register, contact David Waszmer at 239-472-3644 or dwaszmer@crowclinic.org.

- Patient Profiles: Gopher Tortoises at 11 a.m.

The life of a gopher tortoise revolves around its burrow. The tortoises are found digging from southern Georgia to Southeast Florida. Because of its contributions to the ecosystem, it is classified as a "Keystone Species." Come listen as CROW's presenter describes why they are admitted how the medical staff treats this species. Adults are $12; ages 4-12 are $7. One of CROW's Animal Ambassadors will be present.

- CROW Case of the Week at 2 p.m.

CROW's teaching hospital offers externship, fellowship and internship opportunities for natural science and veterinary medicine students. While on site, students learn the ins and outs of conservation medicine and wildlife rehabilitation and are excited to share their favorite patient stories. Adults are $12; ages 4-12 are $7. One of CROW's Animal Ambassadors will be present.

TUESDAY, APRIL 10

- Wildlife Walk with Rehabilitators and Staff from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

$25 per person)

Southwest Florida is filled with fascinating wildlife, and CROW provides a unique opportunity to look into wildlife rehabilitation and meet the staff responsible for their care. Wildlife walks are the best opportunity for visitors to get an in-depth look into the inner workings of our hospital and the treatment process. The program has two parts: an introductory presentation covering our medical and rehabilitation methods; and a guided tour through treatment areas of the hospital, concluding on the rehabilitation grounds. Wildlife Walks take between one and two hours; a 45-minute presentation and a 45-minute tour. The program is open to all, but it is not recommended for children under the age of 13. Cost is $25 per person. Photography opportunity available following tour with Animal Ambassador. Advanced registration required; to register, contact David Waszmer at 239-472-3644 or dwaszmer@crowclinic.org.

- Patient Profiles: Birds of Prey at 11 a.m.

Raptors are birds that prey on other animals in the wild to survive. Their specialized beaks and talons make them some of the most effective hunters. The presentation discusses the unique adaptations of the native and migratory raptors of Florida. Adults are $12; ages 4-12 are $7. One of CROW's Animal Ambassadors will be present.

- Patient Profiles: Virginia Opossums at 2 p.m.

Virginia opossums are the only marsupial, or pouched mammal, native to the United States. They are highly adaptable animals and can live in a variety of habitats, both natural and human made. Although it may not be obvious to some people, opossums are a unique member of Florida's wildlife, playing an important role in the function of a healthy ecosystem. Adults are $12; ages 4-12 are $7. One of CROW's Animal Ambassadors will be present.

- Speaker Series: "The Story of Ospreys" at 4:15 p.m.

Ospreys are large brown and white raptors who breed in Southwest Florida from December through April and can be seen diving for live fish in shallow waters throughout the area. Because they build their nests right out in the open, their behavior is easy to observe, but not always easy to understand. Claudia Burns, a volunteer for the International Osprey Foundation, will lead the presentation using photos, videos and recorded vocalizations to explain osprey behavior. Adults are $10; ages 13-18 are $5. Advanced registration recommended; to register, contact David Waszmer at 239-472-3644 or dwaszmer@crowclinic.org.

 
 

 

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