FA17 Wildlife Rehabilitation

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Friday October 27

9:00 AM  –  5:00 PM

Wildlife Rehabilitation: CLASS AND FIELD TRIP
Instructor: Carlton Burke
Friday, October 27; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
$68 Member / $78 Non-Member
Limit: 15

In our modern world, wild animals face many dangers often due to hazards created by man. Wildlife rehabilitators are individuals licensed by state and federal governments to work with injured or orphaned wildlife in an attempt to return them to the wild. Participants will learn about the hazards wildlife face, the role of a wildlife rehabilitator, the legal requirements of working with wild animals, and what to do if encountering an injured or orphaned wild creature. After the classroom introduction and discussion, participants will carpool to the May Wildlife Rehabilitation Center at Lees-McCrae College in Banner Elk, N.C., near Boone, for a peek behind the scenes. This class fulfills four hours of elective credit for the Blue Ridge Naturalist Certificate.

A naturalist and educator who lives in Mills River, N.C., Carlton Burke operates Carolina Mountain Naturalists, which specializes in presenting live animal and nature programs for area schools, summer camps and many other organizations including the Arboretum where he has been a popular instructor for many years. He was the curator of exhibits at the Western North Carolina Nature Center for over 25 years and is a state and federally licensed wildlife rehabilitator.