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Species Profile: Snakes of Southwest Florida

Species Profile: Snakes of Southwest Florida

Florida is home to 46 species of native snakes, only 6 of which are venomous. Although there is a widespread fear and misunderstanding of this 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. One of CROW’s Animal Ambassadors will be present.

Florida is home to 46 species of native snakes, only 6 of which are venomous. Although there is a widespread fear and misunderstanding of this 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.

 

One of CROW’s Animal Ambassadors will be present.

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Patient Profiles: Virginia Opossums

Patient Profiles: Virginia Opossums

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.

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.

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Wildlife Walk with Rehabilitators and Staff (*Advance registration required)

Wildlife Walk with Rehabilitators and Staff (*Advance registration required)

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.

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 then a guided tour through treatment areas of the hospital, concluding on our rehabilitation grounds. Wildlife Walks are approximately 1 and 1.5 hours: a 45-minute presentation with a 45-minute tour. This program is open to all, but it is not recommended for children under the age of 13.                   

Photography opportunity available following tour with Animal Ambassador

*To register, contact: Visitor Education Center at (239) 472-3644 ext. #229 or reservations@crowclinic.org. Payment is required to complete reservation.

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Wildlife Walk with Rehabilitators and Staff (*Advance registration required)

Wildlife Walk with Rehabilitators and Staff (*Advance registration required)

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.

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 then a guided tour through treatment areas of the hospital, concluding on our rehabilitation grounds. Wildlife Walks are approximately 1 and 1.5 hours: a 45-minute presentation with a 45-minute tour. This program is open to all, but it is not recommended for children under the age of 13.                   

Photography opportunity available following tour with Animal Ambassador

*To register, contact: Visitor Education Center at (239) 472-3644 ext. #229 or reservations@crowclinic.org. Payment is required to complete reservation.

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Speaker Series presented by LCEC: Gatorama: Fast Hands or No Hands!

Speaker Series presented by LCEC: Gatorama: Fast Hands or No Hands!

Gatorama is a historic roadside tourist attraction and alligator farm in Glades County, exhibiting the largest collection of large alligators and crocodiles anywhere in the United States. During this presentation, owners Patty and Allen Register will share their story of Gatorama’s sustainable model for the recovery of an endangered species and provide live specimens for guests to meet!

*Advanced registration recommended

Speaker: Patty and Allen Register, Owners of Gatorama

Gatorama is a historic roadside tourist attraction and alligator farm in Glades County, exhibiting the largest collection of large alligators and crocodiles anywhere in the United States. During this presentation, owners Patty and Allen Register will share their story of Gatorama’s sustainable model for the recovery of an endangered species and provide live specimens for guests to meet! 

Alligator industry pioneers, Patty and Allen Register, are a fifth-generation cracker family living on the edge of civilization. As the face of the business, Patty’s vision has pulled Gatorama through six decades of growth in just three decades. She is a founding member of the Glades County Economic Development Council and the Glades County Tourist Development council by advocating for rural Florida and family-owned businesses.  Her responsibilities include day to day operations and customer relations for the business.

Equally as involved in the business is Allen Register, who was appointed to the Florida Alligator Marketing and Education Committee by the Commissioner of Agriculture. He was appointed to the Chairman position in 1994 and also currently serves as the Public Waters Alligator Egg Collection Coordinator.

Speaker Series Admission:
$10 per adult
$5 per teen (Age 13-17)
Free for children 12 and under
 
*To register, please contact:
Visitor Education Center
(239) 472-3644 ext. #229
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Patient Profiles: Virginia Opossums
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Patient Profiles: Virginia Opossums

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.

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.

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Species Profile: Snakes of Southwest Florida
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Species Profile: Snakes of Southwest Florida

Florida is home to 46 species of native snakes, only 6 of which are venomous. Although there is a widespread fear and misunderstanding of this 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. One of CROW’s Animal Ambassadors will be present.

Florida is home to 46 species of native snakes, only 6 of which are venomous. Although there is a widespread fear and misunderstanding of this 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.

 

One of CROW’s Animal Ambassadors will be present.

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Wildlife Walk with Rehabilitators and Staff (*Advance registration required)
Wildlife Walk

Wildlife Walk with Rehabilitators and Staff (*Advance registration required)

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.

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 then a guided tour through treatment areas of the hospital, concluding on our rehabilitation grounds. Wildlife Walks are approximately 1 and 1.5 hours: a 45-minute presentation with a 45-minute tour. This program is open to all, but it is not recommended for children under the age of 13.                   

Photography opportunity available following tour with Animal Ambassador

*To register, contact: Visitor Education Center at (239) 472-3644 ext. #229 or reservations@crowclinic.org. Payment is required to complete reservation.

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Speaker Series presented by LCEC: Gatorama: Fast Hands or No Hands!
Speaker Series presented by

Speaker Series presented by LCEC: Gatorama: Fast Hands or No Hands!

Gatorama is a historic roadside tourist attraction and alligator farm in Glades County, exhibiting the largest collection of large alligators and crocodiles anywhere in the United States. During this presentation, owners Patty and Allen Register will share their story of Gatorama’s sustainable model for the recovery of an endangered species and provide live specimens for guests to meet!

*Advanced registration recommended

Speaker: Patty and Allen Register, Owners of Gatorama

Gatorama is a historic roadside tourist attraction and alligator farm in Glades County, exhibiting the largest collection of large alligators and crocodiles anywhere in the United States. During this presentation, owners Patty and Allen Register will share their story of Gatorama’s sustainable model for the recovery of an endangered species and provide live specimens for guests to meet! 

Alligator industry pioneers, Patty and Allen Register, are a fifth-generation cracker family living on the edge of civilization. As the face of the business, Patty’s vision has pulled Gatorama through six decades of growth in just three decades. She is a founding member of the Glades County Economic Development Council and the Glades County Tourist Development council by advocating for rural Florida and family-owned businesses.  Her responsibilities include day to day operations and customer relations for the business.

Equally as involved in the business is Allen Register, who was appointed to the Florida Alligator Marketing and Education Committee by the Commissioner of Agriculture. He was appointed to the Chairman position in 1994 and also currently serves as the Public Waters Alligator Egg Collection Coordinator.

Speaker Series Admission:
$10 per adult
$5 per teen (Age 13-17)
Free for children 12 and under
 
*To register, please contact:
Visitor Education Center
(239) 472-3644 ext. #229
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Wildlife Rescue 101
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Wildlife Rescue 101

Have you ever come across wildlife in “distress” but did not know the appropriate steps to help? Florida is home to more than 700 terrestrial animals and other invertebrates, and they all depend on our sustainable recreational practices to survive. From posturing to vocalizations, animals communicate in a variety of ways and, at times, indicate their need for human assistance. Whether it is deterring visitors from feeding birds on the beach or detaching a pelican from fishing line in the mangroves, this program will cover wildlife rescue assessment as well as handling techniques!

Have you ever come across wildlife in “distress” but did not know the appropriate steps to help? Florida is home to more than 700 terrestrial animals and other invertebrates, and they all depend on our sustainable recreational practices to survive. From posturing to vocalizations, animals communicate in a variety of ways and, at times, indicate their need for human assistance. Whether it is deterring visitors from feeding birds on the beach or detaching a pelican from fishing line in the mangroves, this program will cover wildlife rescue assessment as well as handling techniques!

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Wildlife Walk with Rehabilitators and Staff (*Advance registration required)
Wildlife Walk

Wildlife Walk with Rehabilitators and Staff (*Advance registration required)

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.

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 then a guided tour through treatment areas of the hospital, concluding on our rehabilitation grounds. Wildlife Walks are approximately 1 and 1.5 hours: a 45-minute presentation with a 45-minute tour. This program is open to all, but it is not recommended for children under the age of 13.                   

Photography opportunity available following tour with Animal Ambassador

*To register, contact: Visitor Education Center at (239) 472-3644 ext. #229 or reservations@crowclinic.org. Payment is required to complete reservation.

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Patient Profiles: Birds of Prey
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Patient Profiles: Birds of Prey

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. This presentation discusses the unique adaptations of the native and migratory raptors of Florida. One of CROW’s Animal Ambassadors will be present.

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. This presentation discusses the unique adaptations of the native and migratory raptors of Florida.

One of CROW’s Animal Ambassadors will be present.

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Wildlife Walk with Rehabilitators and Staff (*Advance registration required)
Wildlife Walk

Wildlife Walk with Rehabilitators and Staff (*Advance registration required)

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.

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 then a guided tour through treatment areas of the hospital, concluding on our rehabilitation grounds. Wildlife Walks are approximately 1 and 1.5 hours: a 45-minute presentation with a 45-minute tour. This program is open to all, but it is not recommended for children under the age of 13.      

Photography opportunity available following tour with Animal Ambassador

*To register, contact: Visitor Education Center at (239) 472-3644 ext. #229 or reservations@crowclinic.org. Payment is required to complete reservation.

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Patient Profiles: Gopher Tortoises
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Patient Profiles: Gopher Tortoises

The life of a Gopher Tortoise revolves around its burrow. These 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. One of CROW’s Animal Ambassadors will be present.

The life of a Gopher Tortoise revolves around its burrow. These 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.

One of CROW’s Animal Ambassadors will be present.

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Wildlife Walk with Rehabilitators and Staff (*Advance registration required)
Wildlife Walk

Wildlife Walk with Rehabilitators and Staff (*Advance registration required)

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.

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 then a guided tour through treatment areas of the hospital, concluding on our rehabilitation grounds. Wildlife Walks are approximately 1 and 1.5 hours: a 45-minute presentation with a 45-minute tour. This program is open to all, but it is not recommended for children under the age of 13.                   

Photography opportunity available following tour with Animal Ambassador

*To register, contact: Visitor Education Center at (239) 472-3644 ext. #229 or reservations@crowclinic.org. Payment is required to complete reservation.

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Wildlife Walk with Rehabilitators and Staff (*Advance registration required)
Wildlife Walk

Wildlife Walk with Rehabilitators and Staff (*Advance registration required)

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.

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 then a guided tour through treatment areas of the hospital, concluding on our rehabilitation grounds. Wildlife Walks are approximately 1 and 1.5 hours: a 45-minute presentation with a 45-minute tour. This program is open to all, but it is not recommended for children under the age of 13.                   

Photography opportunity available following tour with Animal Ambassador

*To register, contact: Visitor Education Center at (239) 472-3644 ext. #229 or reservations@crowclinic.org. Payment is required to complete reservation.

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CROW Case of the Week
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CROW Case of the Week

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 with you all. One of CROW’s Animal Ambassadors will be present.

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 with you all.                                          

One of CROW’s Animal Ambassadors will be present.

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Wildlife Walk with Rehabilitators and Staff (*Advance registration required)
Wildlife Walk

Wildlife Walk with Rehabilitators and Staff (*Advance registration required)

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.

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 then a guided tour through treatment areas of the hospital, concluding on our rehabilitation grounds. Wildlife Walks are approximately 1 and 1.5 hours: a 45-minute presentation with a 45-minute tour. This program is open to all, but it is not recommended for children under the age of 13.                   

Photography opportunity available following tour with Animal Ambassador

*To register, contact: Visitor Education Center at (239) 472-3644 ext. #229 or reservations@crowclinic.org. Payment is required to complete reservation.

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Why Animals Come to CROW
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Why Animals Come to CROW

Do you wonder how and why animals become patients at CROW? Whether animals are sick, injured, or orphaned, CROW aims to lead in their recovery. From fishing line entanglement to abducted babies, this presentation will address the most likely reasons patients are admitted to the hospital.

Do you wonder how and why animals become patients at CROW? Whether animals are sick, injured, or orphaned, CROW aims to lead in their recovery. From fishing line entanglement to abducted babies, this presentation will address the most likely reasons patients are admitted to the hospital.

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Patient Profiles: Wading Birds
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Patient Profiles: Wading Birds

Wading Birds fill the shallows of waters all across the world. Originally hunted for their plumage, many wading bird populations saw a great decline, but have made recoveries! Come to CROW to learn the differences between herons and egrets, some of their unique hunting styles, and the many species native to Southwest Florida. One of CROW’s Animal Ambassadors will be present.

Wading Birds fill the shallows of waters all across the world. Originally hunted for their plumage, many wading bird populations saw a great decline, but have made recoveries! Come to CROW to learn the differences between herons and egrets, some of their unique hunting styles, and the many species native to Southwest Florida.

One of CROW’s Animal Ambassadors will be present.

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Wildlife Walk with Rehabilitators and Staff (*Advance registration required)
Wildlife Walk

Wildlife Walk with Rehabilitators and Staff (*Advance registration required)

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.

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: the daily presentation in the Visitor Education Center and then a guided tour through treatment areas of the hospital, concluding on our rehabilitation grounds. Wildlife Walks are approximately 1 and 1.5 hours: a 45-minute presentation with a 45-minute tour. This program is open to all, but it is not recommended for children under the age of 13.     

Photography opportunity available following tour with Animal Ambassador. 

*To register, contact: Visitor Education Center at (239) 472-3644 ext. #229 or reservations@crowclinic.org. Payment is required to complete reservation..

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Baby Care at CROW
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Baby Care at CROW

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

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

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Wildlife Walk with Rehabilitators and Staff (*Advance registration required)
Wildlife Walk

Wildlife Walk with Rehabilitators and Staff (*Advance registration required)

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.

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: the daily presentation in the Visitor Education Center and then a guided tour through treatment areas of the hospital, concluding on our rehabilitation grounds. Wildlife Walks are approximately 1 and 1.5 hours: a 45-minute presentation with a 45-minute tour. This program is open to all, but it is not recommended for children under the age of 13.     

Photography opportunity available following tour with Animal Ambassador. 

*To register, contact: Visitor Education Center at (239) 472-3644 ext. #229 or reservations@crowclinic.org. Payment is required to complete reservation.

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Species Profile: Snakes of Southwest Florida
Daily Presentation

Species Profile: Snakes of Southwest Florida

Florida is home to 46 species of native snakes, only 6 of which are venomous. Although there is a widespread fear and misunderstanding of this 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. One of CROW’s Animal Ambassadors will be present.

Florida is home to 46 species of native snakes, only 6 of which are venomous. Although there is a widespread fear and misunderstanding of this 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.

One of CROW’s Animal Ambassadors will be present.

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Patient Profiles: Birds of Prey 
Daily Presentation

Patient Profiles: Birds of Prey 

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. This presentation discusses the unique adaptations of the native and migratory raptors of Florida. One of CROW’s Animal Ambassadors will be present.

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. This presentation discusses the unique adaptations of the native and migratory raptors of Florida. 

One of CROW’s Animal Ambassadors will be present.

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Wildlife Walk with Rehabilitators and Staff (*Advance registration required)
Wildlife Walk

Wildlife Walk with Rehabilitators and Staff (*Advance registration required)

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.

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: the daily presentation in the Visitor Education Center and then a guided tour through treatment areas of the hospital, concluding on our rehabilitation grounds. Wildlife Walks are approximately 1 and 1.5 hours: a 45-minute presentation with a 45-minute tour. This program is open to all, but it is not recommended for children under the age of 13.     

Photography opportunity available following tour with Animal Ambassador. 

*To register, contact: Visitor Education Center at (239) 472-3644 ext. #229 or reservations@crowclinic.org. Payment is required to complete reservation.

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CROW Case of the Week
Daily Presentation

CROW Case of the Week

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 with you all. One of CROW's Animal Ambassadors will be present.

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 with you all.

One of CROW's Animal Ambassadors will be present.

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Wildlife Walk with Rehabilitators and Staff (*Advance registration required)
Wildlife Walk

Wildlife Walk with Rehabilitators and Staff (*Advance registration required)

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.

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: the daily presentation in the Visitor Education Center and then a guided tour through treatment areas of the hospital, concluding on our rehabilitation grounds. Wildlife Walks are approximately 1 and 1.5 hours: a 45-minute presentation with a 45-minute tour. This program is open to all, but it is not recommended for children under the age of 13.     

Photography opportunity available following tour with Animal Ambassador. 

*To register, contact: Visitor Education Center at (239) 472-3644 ext. #229 or reservations@crowclinic.org. Payment is required to complete reservation.

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Patient Profiles: Virginia Opossums
Daily Presentation

Patient Profiles: Virginia Opossums

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.

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.

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Wildlife Walk with Rehabilitators and Staff (*Advance registration required)
Wildlife Walk

Wildlife Walk with Rehabilitators and Staff (*Advance registration required)

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.

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: the daily presentation in the Visitor Education Center and then a guided tour through treatment areas of the hospital, concluding on our rehabilitation grounds. Wildlife Walks are approximately 1 and 1.5 hours: a 45-minute presentation with a 45-minute tour. This program is open to all, but it is not recommended for children under the age of 13.     

Photography opportunity available following tour with Animal Ambassador. 

*To register, contact: Visitor Education Center at (239) 472-3644 ext. #229 or reservations@crowclinic.org. Payment is required to complete reservation.

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Species Profile: Snakes of Southwest Florida
Daily Presentation

Species Profile: Snakes of Southwest Florida

Florida is home to 46 species of native snakes, only 6 of which are venomous. Although there is a widespread fear and misunderstanding of this 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. One of CROW’s Animal Ambassadors will be present.

Florida is home to 46 species of native snakes, only 6 of which are venomous. Although there is a widespread fear and misunderstanding of this 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.

 

One of CROW’s Animal Ambassadors will be present.

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Wildlife Walk with Rehabilitators and Staff (*Advance registration required)
Wildlife Walk

Wildlife Walk with Rehabilitators and Staff (*Advance registration required)

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

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: the daily presentation in the Visitor Education Center and then a guided tour through treatment areas of the hospital, concluding on our rehabilitation grounds. Wildlife Walks are approximately 1 and 1.5 hours: a 45-minute presentation with a 45-minute tour. This program is open to all, but it is not recommended for children under the age of 13.     

Photography opportunity available following tour with Animal Ambassador. 

*To register, contact: Visitor Education Center at (239) 472-3644 ext. #229 or reservations@crowclinic.org. Payment is required to complete reservation.

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Speaker Series presented by LCEC: Living with Burrowing Owls
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Speaker Series presented by LCEC: Living with Burrowing Owls

Cape Coral has the largest population of Burrowing Owls (Athene cunicularia floridana) in Florida, with an estimated 1000 nesting pairs and an upwards of 2500 burrows within the city limits. While the owls are quite tolerant of humans, their homes are still being threatened. Come out to learn about their habitat and hunting characteristics so you can cohabitate with this remarkable species.

*Advanced registration recommended

Speaker: Beverly SaltonstallVolunteer for Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife

Cape Coral has the largest population of Burrowing Owls (Athene cunicularia floridana) in Florida, with an estimated 1000 nesting pairs and an upwards of 2500 burrows within the city limits. While the owls are quite tolerant of humans, their homes are still being threatened. Come out to learn about their habitat and hunting characteristics so you can cohabitate with this remarkable species.

Beverly Saltonstall is a retired nurse who fell in love with Burrowing Owls when she moved to Cape Coral 15 years ago. Shortly after arriving she learned about the Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife and has ever since been a volunteer and charter member.

Speaker Series Admission:
$10 per adult
$5 per teen (Age 13-17)
Free for children 12 and under
 
*To register, please contact:
Visitor Education Center 
(239) 472-3644 ext. #229
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Wildlife Rescue 101
Daily Presentation

Wildlife Rescue 101

Have you ever come across wildlife in “distress” but did not know the appropriate steps to help? Florida is home to more than 700 terrestrial animals and other invertebrates, and they all depend on our sustainable recreational practices to survive. From posturing to vocalizations, animals communicate in a variety of ways and, at times, indicate their need for human assistance. Whether it is deterring visitors from feeding birds on the beach or detaching a pelican from fishing line in the mangroves, this program will cover wildlife rescue assessment as well as handling techniques!

Have you ever come across wildlife in “distress” but did not know the appropriate steps to help? Florida is home to more than 700 terrestrial animals and other invertebrates, and they all depend on our sustainable recreational practices to survive. From posturing to vocalizations, animals communicate in a variety of ways and, at times, indicate their need for human assistance. Whether it is deterring visitors from feeding birds on the beach or detaching a pelican from fishing line in the mangroves, this program will cover wildlife rescue assessment as well as handling techniques!

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Lunch & Learn w/ Dr. Barron, CROW’s Medical & Research Director
Lunch & Learn

Lunch & Learn w/ Dr. Barron, CROW’s Medical & Research Director

Spend part of an afternoon on CROW’s campus and join the Medical & Research 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. *Advance registration required

Spend part of an afternoon on CROW’s campus and join the Medical & Research 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. 

*Advance registration required

Reservations include a boxed lunch catered by the Sanibel Deli and concludes with a tour of CROW's hospital and rehabilitation grounds. 

• $35 per person
• Photography opportunity available following tour with    
  Animal Ambassador
• Closed-toed shoes, sunscreen and water recommended
 

*To register, please contact: Visitor Education Center at (239) 472-3644 ext. #229 or reservations@crowclinic.org.

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Patient Profiles: Virginia Opossums
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Patient Profiles: Virginia Opossums

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.

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.

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Wildlife Walk with Rehabilitators and Staff (*Advance registration required)
Wildlife Walk

Wildlife Walk with Rehabilitators and Staff (*Advance registration required)

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.

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: the daily presentation in the Visitor Education Center and then a guided tour through treatment areas of the hospital, concluding on our rehabilitation grounds. Wildlife Walks are approximately 1 and 1.5 hours: a 45-minute presentation with a 45-minute tour. This program is open to all, but it is not recommended for children under the age of 13.     

Photography opportunity available following tour with Animal Ambassador. 

*To register, contact: Visitor Education Center at (239) 472-3644 ext. #229 or reservations@crowclinic.org. Payment is required to complete reservation.

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Patient Profiles: Gopher Tortoises
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Patient Profiles: Gopher Tortoises

The life of a Gopher Tortoise revolves around its burrow. These 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. One of CROW’s Animal Ambassadors will be present.

The life of a Gopher Tortoise revolves around its burrow. These 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.

One of CROW’s Animal Ambassadors will be present.

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Wildlife Walk with Rehabilitators and Staff (*Advance registration required)
Wildlife Walk

Wildlife Walk with Rehabilitators and Staff (*Advance registration required)

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.

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: the daily presentation in the Visitor Education Center and then a guided tour through treatment areas of the hospital, concluding on our rehabilitation grounds. Wildlife Walks are approximately 1 and 1.5 hours: a 45-minute presentation with a 45-minute tour. This program is open to all, but it is not recommended for children under the age of 13.     

Photography opportunity available following tour with Animal Ambassador. 

*To register, contact: Visitor Education Center at (239) 472-3644 ext. #229 or reservations@crowclinic.org. Payment is required to complete reservation.

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Wildlife Walk with Rehabilitators and Staff (*Advance registration required)
Wildlife Walk

Wildlife Walk with Rehabilitators and Staff (*Advance registration required)

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.

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: the daily presentation in the Visitor Education Center and then a guided tour through treatment areas of the hospital, concluding on our rehabilitation grounds. Wildlife Walks are approximately 1 and 1.5 hours: a 45-minute presentation with a 45-minute tour. This program is open to all, but it is not recommended for children under the age of 13.     

Photography opportunity available following tour with Animal Ambassador. 

*To register, contact: Visitor Education Center at (239) 472-3644 ext. #229 or reservations@crowclinic.org. Payment is required to complete reservation.

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CROW Case of the Week
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CROW Case of the Week

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 with you all. One of CROW’s Animal Ambassadors will be present.

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 with you all.                                    

One of CROW’s Animal Ambassadors will be present.

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Wildlife Walk with Rehabilitators and Staff (*Advance registration required)
Wildlife Walk

Wildlife Walk with Rehabilitators and Staff (*Advance registration required)

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.

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: the daily presentation in the Visitor Education Center and then a guided tour through treatment areas of the hospital, concluding on our rehabilitation grounds. Wildlife Walks are approximately 1 and 1.5 hours: a 45-minute presentation with a 45-minute tour. This program is open to all, but it is not recommended for children under the age of 13.     

Photography opportunity available following tour with Animal Ambassador. 

*To register, contact: Visitor Education Center at (239) 472-3644 ext. #229 or reservations@crowclinic.org. Payment is required to complete reservation.

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Patient Profiles: Owls of Southwest Florida
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Patient Profiles: Owls of Southwest Florida

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. This presentation discusses the unique adaptations of the native and migratory raptors of Florida, specifically the five species of nocturnal hunters known as owls. One of CROW’s Animal Ambassadors will be present.

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. This presentation discusses the unique adaptations of the native and migratory raptors of Florida, specifically the five species of nocturnal hunters known as owls.

One of CROW’s Animal Ambassadors will be present.

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Patient Profiles: Wading Birds
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Patient Profiles: Wading Birds

Wading Birds fill the shallows of waters all across the world. Originally hunted for their plumage, many wading birds species populations have made great recoveries! Come into CROW to learn more about these beautiful birds and the species we see right her in Southwest Florida! One of CROW’s Animal Ambassadors will be present.

Wading Birds fill the shallows of waters all across the world. Originally hunted for their plumage, many wading birds species populations have made great recoveries! Come into CROW to learn more about these beautiful birds and the species we see right her in Southwest Florida!

One of CROW’s Animal Ambassadors will be present.

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Wildlife Walk with Rehabilitators and Staff (*Advance registration required)
Wildlife Walk

Wildlife Walk with Rehabilitators and Staff (*Advance registration required)

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.

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: the daily presentation in the Visitor Education Center and then a guided tour through treatment areas of the hospital, concluding on our rehabilitation grounds. Wildlife Walks are approximately 1 and 1.5 hours: a 45-minute presentation with a 45-minute tour. This program is open to all, but it is not recommended for children under the age of 13.     

Photography opportunity available following tour with Animal Ambassador. 

*To register, contact: Visitor Education Center at (239) 472-3644 ext. #229 or reservations@crowclinic.org. Payment is required to complete reservation.

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