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Wildlife Walk Guided Hospital Tour - **Advance registration required**

Wildlife Walk Guided Hospital Tour - **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 hour and a half 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. This program is open to all, but it is not recommended for children under the age of 13.

*MASKS ARE REQUIRED AT ALL TIMES DURING THE TOUR*

Capacity is limited to 8 participants. Advanced Registration is required. Tours are subject to modification and cancellation based on patients recovering in the hospital.

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 Rescue 101

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 Guided Hospital Tour - **Advance registration required**

Wildlife Walk Guided Hospital Tour - **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 hour and a half 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. This program is open to all, but it is not recommended for children under the age of 13.

*MASKS ARE REQUIRED AT ALL TIMES DURING THE TOUR*

Capacity is limited to 8 participants. Advanced Registration is required. Tours are subject to modification and cancellation based on patients recovering in the hospital.

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

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 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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Wildlife Walk Guided Hospital Tour - **Advance registration required**
Wildlife Walk

Wildlife Walk Guided Hospital Tour - **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 hour and a half 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. This program is open to all, but it is not recommended for children under the age of 13.

*MASKS ARE REQUIRED AT ALL TIMES DURING THE TOUR*

Capacity is limited to 8 participants. Advanced Registration is required. Tours are subject to modification and cancellation based on patients recovering in the hospital.

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 Guided Hospital Tour - **Advance registration required**
Wildlife Walk

Wildlife Walk Guided Hospital Tour - **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 hour and a half 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. This program is open to all, but it is not recommended for children under the age of 13.

*MASKS ARE REQUIRED AT ALL TIMES DURING THE TOUR*

Capacity is limited to 8 participants. Advanced Registration is required. Tours are subject to modification and cancellation based on patients recovering in the hospital.

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
Daily Presentation

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.

*No Reservation needed to attend presentation ONLY. For the safety of our animals and other guests, MASKS ARE REQUIRED AT ALL TIMES IN THE VISITOR EDUCATION CENTER.

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Wildlife Walk Guided Hospital Tour - **Advance registration required**
Wildlife Walk

Wildlife Walk Guided Hospital Tour - **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 hour and a half 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. This program is open to all, but it is not recommended for children under the age of 13.

*MASKS ARE REQUIRED AT ALL TIMES DURING THE TOUR*

Capacity is limited to 8 participants. Advanced Registration is required. Tours are subject to modification and cancellation based on patients recovering in the hospital.

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
Daily Presentation

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.

*No Reservation needed to attend presentation ONLY. For the safety of our animals and other guests, MASKS ARE REQUIRED AT ALL TIMES IN THE VISITOR EDUCATION CENTER.

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Wildlife Walk Guided Hospital Tour - **Advance registration required**
Wildlife Walk

Wildlife Walk Guided Hospital Tour - **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 hour and a half 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. This program is open to all, but it is not recommended for children under the age of 13.

*MASKS ARE REQUIRED AT ALL TIMES DURING THE TOUR*

Capacity is limited to 8 participants. Advanced Registration is required. Tours are subject to modification and cancellation based on patients recovering in the hospital. 

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 Guided Hospital Tour - **Advance registration required**
Wildlife Walk

Wildlife Walk Guided Hospital Tour - **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 hour and a half 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. This program is open to all, but it is not recommended for children under the age of 13.

*MASKS ARE REQUIRED AT ALL TIMES DURING THE TOUR*

Capacity is limited to 8 participants. Advanced Registration is required. Tours are subject to modification and cancellation based on patients recovering in the hospital. 

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
Daily Presentation

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.

*No Reservation needed to attend presentation ONLY. For the safety of our animals and other guests, MASKS ARE REQUIRED AT ALL TIMES IN THE VISITOR EDUCATION CENTER.

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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 Guided Hospital Tour - **Advance registration required**
Wildlife Walk

Wildlife Walk Guided Hospital Tour - **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 hour and a half 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. This program is open to all, but it is not recommended for children under the age of 13.

*MASKS ARE REQUIRED AT ALL TIMES DURING THE TOUR*

Capacity is limited to 8 participants. Advanced Registration is required. Tours are subject to modification and cancellation based on patients recovering in the hospital.

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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Invasives
Daily Presentation

Invasives

An invasive species is an organism that is not indigenous or native to a particular area. Invasive species can cause great economic and environmental harm to the new area. But not all non-native species are invasive. To be invasive, a species must adapt to the new area easily. It must reproduce quickly. It must harm property, the economy, or the native plants and animals of the region. This presentation highlights invasive species that are commonly found in southwest Florida. Learn how these animals got here and exactly what makes them harmful to the environment around them! One of CROW’s Animal Ambassadors will be present.

An invasive species is an organism that is not indigenous or native to a particular area. Invasive species can cause great economic and environmental harm to the new area. But not all non-native species are invasive. To be invasive, a species must adapt to the new area easily. It must reproduce quickly. It must harm property, the economy, or the native plants and animals of the region. This presentation highlights invasive species that are commonly found in southwest Florida. Learn how these animals got here and exactly what makes them harmful to the environment around them!

*No Reservation needed to attend presentation ONLY. For the safety of our animals and other guests, MASKS ARE REQUIRED AT ALL TIMES IN THE VISITOR EDUCATION CENTER.

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Wildlife Walk Guided Hospital Tour - **Advance registration required**
Wildlife Walk

Wildlife Walk Guided Hospital Tour - **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 hour and a half 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. This program is open to all, but it is not recommended for children under the age of 13.

*MASKS ARE REQUIRED AT ALL TIMES DURING THE TOUR*

Capacity is limited to 8 participants. Advanced Registration is required. Tours are subject to modification and cancellation based on patients recovering in the hospital.

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 Guided Hospital Tour - **Advance registration required**
Wildlife Walk

Wildlife Walk Guided Hospital Tour - **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 hour and a half 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. This program is open to all, but it is not recommended for children under the age of 13.

*MASKS ARE REQUIRED AT ALL TIMES DURING THE TOUR*

Capacity is limited to 8 participants. Advanced Registration is required. Tours are subject to modification and cancellation based on patients recovering in the hospital.

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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