CROW presents next weekly Virtual Speaker Series program
Presented by LCEC, the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife’s weekly Virtual Speaker Series will continue on April 13 at 4 p.m. with “Shy Wolf Sanctuary: To Heal Hearts and Minds Through Rescue, Sanctuary and Education” with Debbie LoVerde, community education coordinator for the Shy Wolf Sanctuary.
The Shy Wolf Sanctuary provides refuge and rehabilitation to non-releasable wild and captive-bred exotic canines, including wolves and wolfdogs. Its team works diligently to share the message of the preserving wolves in natural ecosystems, respecting wild and captive-bred exotics, and encouraging coexistence with wildlife.
The Virtual Speaker Series programs are approximately one hour in length. The talks are presented using Zoom and are limited to 100 participants, so advance registration is required. Admission is $10 per device, plus taxes and fees. To register, visit www.CROWClinic.org or CROW’s Facebook page under the “Events” tab.
LoVerde joined the sanctuary in September as the community education coordinator. In her role, she is responsible for building relationships with organizations and communities to educate people about the work of the sanctuary and expand on the Healing Hearts Program. The program provides experiences for participants of partner organizations to learn how animals cope with a variety of stressful situations that may mirror those experiences in humans. LoVerde is developing a new initiative, called “Tell me your Story,” to empower children to speak up about the stresses they have experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic. She holds a Doctorate of Education, with certifications as a school psychologist, elementary education instruction, and school administrator from New York. LoVerde has extensive experience in developing and managing special education programs.
CROW’s Virtual Speaker Series will feature weekly programs, offered January through April, hosting professionals from across Southwest Florida who engage, educate and entertain participants with information about local conservation initiatives. For more information, visit www.CROWClinic.org.