Learn what it takes to care for sick and injured wildlife!
The CROW Wildlife Care Camp for incoming 6th to 8th grade students utilizes critical thinking skills learned in a classroom with real world application in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math. Participants spend a day on CROW’s campus with members of the medical staff, students and volunteers to learn about the wildlife that call Southwest Florida home and observe a sampling of medical demonstrations to show how injuries and illnesses are treated in the hospital. The camp curriculum meets Florida’s Next Generation Science Standards for content and dissection. Due to the educational content in this camp, children must be in sixth, seventh or eigth grade for the upcoming academic term.
All campers will be required to provide and wear a mask for their safety and the safety of others during the camp. All social distacning guidelines as provided by the CDC will be followed closely for the entire duration of the camp. Other standard personal protection equipment (PPE) needed for the activities will be provided throughout the day.
Following the demonstrations, campers are provided opportunities to replicate some of these same treatments on a deceased specimen during a dissection lab. Please note that animals utilized for the dissection portion of the camp have been procured from suppliers subjected to inspections and compliance orders from the US Department of Agriculture, under the Animal Welfare Act. Campers will not be handling or dissecting CROW patients.
There are three species tracks to choose from (bird, mammal and reptile), and each session includes unique activities based upon the treatment plan of CROW’s medical team. Click our Camp Flyer below for more information about each sessions activities!
The Wildlife Care Camp has been postponed due to COVID-19. Future dates are TBD.
The cost per session is $100 per camper.
Advanced Registration is Required.
Space is limited and spots will be filled on a first paid basis.
Are you a resident of Lee County?
Your child may qualify to attend the Wildlife Care Camp with a scholarship generously provided by LCEC and Kiwanis Club of Sanibel and Captiva!
Click the flyer below for more information!