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CROW kicks off 2015 with new programs

By Staff | Jan 7, 2015

Willow Bender rehabbing Loggerhead. PHOTO PROVIDED

The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW), will be expanding its educational program offerings and events at the Visitor Education Center in 2015.

In order to appeal to a wider audience and offer new wildlife and ecotourism programs, CROW will be adding several programs and events to its calendar in 2015. Beginning in January, you can enjoy the following new programs:

“Mammal Morning Monday” Monday, Jan. 12, at 9:00 am – includes a presentation and continental breakfast, $5 for adults.

“Family Cinema Saturday” – Saturday, Jan. 17, at 4 p.m. – Come support CROW and enjoy a wildlife movie and popcorn on the large screen in the Visitor Education Center, $5 per guest

“CROW’s Nest Reading Club” Henry the Impatient Heron, Friday, Jan. 23, and Tuesday, Jan. 27, – 9 a.m. 10 a.m. (Parents and Children 3-5 Free) CROW would like to extend an invitation to all of the 3 5 year old fledglings out there to join us in the education center and read-along with staff, students and volunteers.

Willow Bender giving Osprey patient a bath. PHOTO PROVIDED

Stories will be interactive and give children the chance to learn about local species of wildlife.

Everyone knows that there is no better way to start your morning than to Nestle up with a good book.

“Wildlife Walk with Willow” – Wednesday, Jan. 28 – 2 p.m. ($20 per person) Following the afternoon presentation, Senior Wildlife Rehabilitator, Willow Bender, will escort visitors to the rehabilitation grounds for an exclusive look at what it takes to rehabilitate 3,500-plus animals a year. Reservations are on a first come, first serve basis and will be offered to a maximum of 20 guests.

For more information on these programs check out CROW’s website at crowclinic.org or contact Rachel Rainbolt at rrainbolt@crowclinic.org or 239-472-3644 ext. 229.

“GO WILD with CROW” and book a private event on our grounds and/or Visitor Education Center. If you are looking for a unique way to host birthday parties (for all ages), corporate meetings, cocktail parties, and weddings GO WILD with CROW and book your next event here.

Osprey patient. PHOTO PROVIDED

In addition, CROW’s Wildlife Animal Ambassadors can be available to meet guests. For more information contact JoEllen Urasky at jurasky@crowclinic.org or 239-472-3644 ext. 221.

The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife is a 501 (c) (3) organization established in 1968, whose mission is Saving Wildlife; Through Care, Education and Collaboration.

CROW’s 12.5 acre campus located on Sanibel Island, includes a visitor education center and a state-of-the-art hospital, where more than 3500 patients from all over Southwest Florida receive care each year. Visit us at www.crowclinic.org for more information.

CROW student fellow presenting Case of the Week presentation. PHOTO PROVIDED

Visitors interacting with the patient diagnosis area of the VEC. PHOTO PROVIDED