The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife will be offering additional presentations at 2 p.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays through Aug. 16.
Daily presentations, which are also offered at 11 a.m. Monday through Friday in CROW’s AWC Visitor Education Center, allow visitors to engage with a staff member or student while learning more about the patients admitted to CROW’s wildlife hospital. Presentations last approximately 45 minutes and topics cover a variety of native Southwest Florida wildlife such as gopher tortoises, owls and snakes.
“We want to ensure everyone who visits CROW has an opportunity to interact with our staff and meet our ambassadors,” says Alison Charney Hussey, CROW’s executive director. “With the increase of summer visitors we have had this year, more presentations were needed.”
The additional afternoon topics will include ‘Virginia Opossums’ each Wednesday, ‘Sea Turtles’ on Thursdays and ‘Birds of Prey’ every Friday. Each presentation features one of CROW’s Animal Ambassadors, non-releasable wildlife due to injury or other circumstances.
CROW’s AWC Visitor Education Center is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The daily presentations are included with general admission, $12 for adults, $7 for ages 4-12 and free for those 3 and under. ‘Wildlife Walk’ guided hospital tours are also offered Monday through Friday at 11 a.m. for an additional cost and advanced registration.
For more information to plan a visit and a complete schedule of presentation topics, please visit www.CROWClinic.org.
About Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW)
Established in 1968, the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) is a teaching hospital saving the sick, injured and orphaned native and migratory wildlife of Southwest Florida and beyond. Through state-of-the-art veterinary care, public education programs and an engaging visitor center, CROW works to improve the health of the environment, humans and our animals through wildlife medicine. For more information, or to plan your visit, go to www.crowclinic.org. If you find an animal that is in need of help, call (239) 472-3644 ext. #222.