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CROW Calendar of Events

By Staff | Sep 9, 2021

The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife’s AWC Visitor Education Center, at 3883 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel, will present the following:

Monday, Sept. 13

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. One of CROW’s Animal Ambassadors will be present.

Tuesday, Sept. 14

Evolution of Reptiles at 11 a.m.

Reptiles originated approximately 300 million years ago and through time have evolved into unique forms, such as turtles, snakes and dinosaurs, but they also have taken on the appearance and habits of other vertebrate groups, such as sharks and dolphins. Delve into the past and see just how this diverse group came to be. One of CROW’s Animal Ambassadors will be present.

General admission to the center is $12 for adults, $7 for ages 4-12 and free for ages 3 and under. Admission includes the above daily presentations, and no reservations are required to attend. For the safety of CROW’s animals and other visitors, masks are required at all times in the center.

In addition, CROW offers a Wildlife Walk Guided Hospital Tour on Monday through Friday at 11 a.m. The 1.5 hour program features a daily presentation in the center and then a guided tour through the treatment areas of the hospital, concluding on the rehabilitation grounds. It is open to all, but it is not recommended for ages under 13. Cost is $25 and it includes admission to the center. Capacity is limited to eight participants; advanced registration is required. Masks are required at all times during the tour. Tours are subject to modification and cancellation. Payment is required to complete the reservation. To register, contact 239-472-3644 ext. 229 or reservations@crowclinic.org.

For more information, visit http://www.crowclinic.org/ or call 239-472-3644.