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CROW Calendar of Events

August 13, 2019
Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 14

- 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 the Visitor Education Center at 239-472-3644 ext. 229 or reservations@crowclinic.org.

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- CROW Case of the Week at 11 a.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.

- 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.

THURSDAY, AUG. 15

- 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 the Visitor Education Center at 239-472-3644 ext. 229 or reservations@crowclinic.org.

- Patient Profiles: Sea Turtles at 11 a.m.

There are seven different species of sea (or marine) turtles, and human activities have tipped the scales against the survival of the reptiles. Most species of sea turtle are classified as endangered, and CROW is the only licensed sea turtle facility in between Sarasota and Marathon. From boat strikes to washback hatchlings, come listen as one of CROW's team members describes why they are admitted and how the medical staff treats the species. Adults are $12; ages 4-12 are $7. One of CROW's Animal Ambassadors will be present.

- Patient Profiles: Sea Turtles at 2 p.m.

There are seven different species of sea (or marine) turtles, and human activities have tipped the scales against the survival of the reptiles. Most species of sea turtle are classified as endangered, and CROW is the only licensed sea turtle facility in between Sarasota and Marathon. From boat strikes to washback hatchlings, come listen as one of CROW's team members describes why they are admitted and how the medical staff treats the species. Adults are $12; ages 4-12 are $7. One of CROW's Animal Ambassadors will be present.

FRIDAY, AUG. 16

- 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 the Visitor Education Center at 239-472-3644 ext. 229 or reservations@crowclinic.org.

- Patient Profiles: Owls of Southwest Florida 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, 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.

- Patient Profiles: Birds of Prey 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. Adults are $12; ages 4-12 are $7. One of CROW's Animal Ambassadors will be present.

MONDAY, AUG. 19

- 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 the Visitor Education Center at 239-472-3644 ext. 229 or reservations@crowclinic.org.

- Patient Profiles: Wading Birds at 11 a.m.

Wading birds fill the shallows of waters all across the world. Originally hunted for their plumage, many wading birds species populations have made great recoveries. Come into CROW to learn more about these beautiful birds and the species seen in Southwest Florida. Adults are $12; ages 4-12 are $7. One of CROW's Animal Ambassadors will be present.

TUESDAY, AUG. 20

- 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 the Visitor Education Center at 239-472-3644 ext. 229 or reservations@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.

 
 

 

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