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Baby Care at CROW

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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Baby Care at CROW

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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Patient Profiles: Gopher Tortoises

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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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.

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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.

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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 at the time of 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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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 at the time of reservation.

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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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Speaker Series: The Story of Ospreys
Speaker Series

Speaker Series: The Story of Ospreys

Ospreys are large brown and white raptors who breed in southwest Florida from December through April and can be seen diving for live fish in shallow waters throughout the area. Because they build their nests right out in the open, their behavior is easy to observe, but not always easy to understand. This presentation uses photos, videos and recorded vocalizations to explain osprey behavior.

*Advanced registration recommended

Presented by Claudia Burns, Volunteer for International Osprey Foundation 

Ospreys are large brown and white raptors who breed in southwest Florida from December through April and can be seen diving for live fish in shallow waters throughout the area. Because they build their nests right out in the open, their behavior is easy to observe, but not always easy to understand. This presentation uses photos, videos and recorded vocalizations to explain osprey behavior.

Sanibel resident Claudia Burns has been a Nestwatch Volunteer for the International Osprey Foundation for more than 20 years. In the past she has partnered with Bird Westall to deliver this presentation at both the "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge and CROW.

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 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 at the time of reservation.

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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 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 at the time of 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 at the time of 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.

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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 at the time of 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 at the time of 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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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 at the time of 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.

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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

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Patient Profiles: Gopher Tortoise
Daily Presentation

Patient Profiles: Gopher Tortoise

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.

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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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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 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 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.

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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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Speaker Series: Water Quality Issues: Challenges & Solutions
Speaker Series

Speaker Series: Water Quality Issues: Challenges & Solutions

Dr. Neill will discuss the biology of plankton blooms such as red tide and blue-green algae, along with some of the ecological, social, and economic implications of our local water quality challenges. He will offer his perspective on why we have not made more progress toward solving this problem, and what citizens can do to encourage and support action for cleaner water on state, local, and national levels.

*Advanced registration recommended

Presented by J. Bruce Neill, Ph.D., Co-Founder and Executive Director for Sanibel Sea School

Dr. Neill will discuss the biology of plankton blooms such as red tide and blue-green algae, along with some of the ecological, social, and economic implications of our local water quality challenges. He will offer his perspective on why we have not made more progress toward solving this problem, and what citizens can do to encourage and support action for cleaner water on state, local, and national levels. 

Dr. Bruce Neill earned his Ph.D. in conservation biology from Montana State University. He has conducted research on coral reef biology and sea urchins, and has held positions at colleges, field schools, and the American Museum of Natural History. Neill's true passion is teaching - he and his wife, Evelyn, founded Sanibel Sea School in 2005 to help more people connect with the ocean through meaningful, field-based experiences.

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
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 at the time of 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.

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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: 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 at the time of reservation.

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