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A Place Called Hope Wild Birds Rescue/Transport Seminar
February 16 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
A Place Called Hope (APCH), Madison, Connecticut, Rescue/Transport seminar will be held on February 16th. This seminar is designed to introduce one to whats really involved in rescuing wild birds in distress. The focus in on dangerous birds which include Birds of Prey, Gulls, Geese, Swan, Egret, Heron, Corvids and any other bird that can inflict injury to a well meaning untrained individual.
The course will bring awareness to what one should and should not do in order to safely secure and properly transport an injured animal to a properly licensed individual or center. The more people we properly educate and train, the more birds we can rescue and ideally return to their habitat. This class is not meant to train you to only assist A Place Called Hope. We want to arm the public with the ability to help across the state and any rehabilitator or Center that may be in need of your assistance. It really does take a village to manage the many animals who encounter trouble.
This course is an introduction and does not qualify one to handle birds. This is a power point presentation with a video portion dedicated to how to properly and safely rescue and transport. This course is only the beginning to a journey in field work. We recommend interested students volunteer after the class with a local wildlife center or rehabilitator to obtain actual hands on experience before attempting some of the most dangerous rescue scenarios.
After completing this seminar, you will be added to a First Responder list according to the town and or area you would be willing to help out in. Again, you will not be ready for extreme situations, but you will be properly prepared to assist and even attempt some cases with a better understanding of what can be anticipated. You will be given a list of items to keep for a rescue kit and you will be better prepared to take part in the preservation of wildlife within Connecticut.
Seminar hours do count toward licensing requirements for those in the process of becoming a Wildlife Rehabilitator in Connecticut
The class will be held at Meigs Point Nature Center on Saturday, February 16th from 12-4pm.
The cost is $25 per person.
Checks should be made out to APCH and received no later than February 1st by mailing to:
154 Pond Meadow Road
Killingworth, CT 06419
This is a pre-registered event, so you must email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up. SPACE IS LIMITED so do not delay. This course will be offered again in the Spring.
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