×
×
homepage logo
STORE

CROW Calendar of Events

By Staff | Mar 28, 2018

TODAY, MARCH 28

– 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.

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, MARCH 29

– 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: Virginia Opossums at 11 a.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.

– 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: American Alligators at 2 p.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.

FRIDAY, MARCH 30

– 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.

– 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, MARCH 31

– 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 2

– 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: Virginia Opossums at 11 a.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.

– Patient Profiles: Snakes of Southwest Florida at 2 p.m.

Florida is home to 46 species of native snakes, only six of which are venomous. Although there is a widespread fear and misunderstanding of the animal, most species are harmless to humans and form vital links in the ecosystem. Snakes are extremely valuable because they are efficient at monitoring pest populations without relying on chemical pesticides which can degrade the environment and harm other animal species. Adults are $12; ages 4-12 are $7. One of CROW’s Animal Ambassadors will be present.

TUESDAY, APRIL 3

– 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.

– Wild About Rehabilitation at 2 p.m.

After a patient stabilizes in the hospital, CROW’s rehabilitation staff provides them with a combination of balanced diet, husbandry and physical therapy. This supportive care is necessary to ensure success during the final step 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.

– Speaker Series: “Living in a Sea of Red: Challenges for Gulf Coast Wildlife” at 4:15 p.m.

CROW Hospital Director Dr. Heather Barron will discuss red tides and the effects on many different species – including humans and pets – and what CROW is doing to try to improve health in the Gulf Coast environment. Adults are $10; ages 13-18 are $5. Advanced registration recommended; to register, contact David Waszmer at 239-472-3644 or dwaszmer@crowclinic.org.