SWRR Training

New Volunteer Orientation and Training Classes - April, 2017
Class 1: 6:00 - 7:30 pm, April 5, Anderson City Hall
Class 2: 10:30 am - 2:30 pm, April 15, Haven Humane
Class 3: 10:30 am - 2:30 pm, April 22, Haven Humane

Classes include training in how to syringe feed baby birds, as well as teaching general knowledge of diseases and anatomy. Also, skills for examining and hydrating rescued animals will be taught.

These classes are held annually in April and are mandatory for all new volunteers. Returning volunteers may enroll also. There is a $12 fee to cover the cost of materials. You must pre-register for the class before the first class session. To pre-register contact the Volunteer Coordinator. Please see our Volunteer Opportunities  web page for more information.

Other SWRR Training Sessions
Shasta Wildlife Rescue conducts classes throughout the year for volunteers to help them learn about the Center and wildlife care. Training for volunteers is also conducted at the monthly Animal Care Committee (ACC) meetings. All volunteers should attend this meeting. For the time, date and location of the ACC meeting see our Coming Events web page.

Photos of the 2014 Volunteer Training Class



Other Educational Opportunities

Wintu Audubon Society - The Society conducts “2nd Saturday Beginning Birdwatching Walks” on the 2nd Saturday of each month. See the Wintu Audubon Society website for more information.

IWRC
The International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council (IWRC) conducts training and certification for wildlife rehabilitators. Also see their online courses here and here.

CCWR
The California Council for Wildlife Rehabilitators (CCWR) conducts training and certification for wildlife rehabilitators.

CCWR also hosts the CCWR Symposium. For information see: https://ccwr.org/symposium/

Wildlife Center

http://wildlifecenter.org/training-opportunities/

Wild Again Wildlife Rehab
Training and Conferences:
Humboldt College
Department of Wildlife Studies
Wildlife Program

NC State University
http://www.ncwildliferehab.org/veterinary/index.html

College of the Siskiyous
College of the Siskiyous in Weed, CA offers courses in Biology and Natural History.

Shasta College Classes
For those of you interested in becoming a birder or just someone that would like to identify the birds that come into the Center while you're on a shift, Shasta College offers classes that may be of interest from their Natural Resources Department. Below are some sample classes that have recently been offered. Classes change every semester. For the latest information check the college's website:

Shasta College - main page
Shasta College - search course offerings (tip, search Agriculture - Natural Resources Dept. and/or instructors Lindstrand and Nolte)
Shasta College - Natural Resources and Forestry Science
Shasta College - Science, Language Arts and Mathematics

A sample of classes that have been offered:

Birds and Their Habitat
Three eight-hour field trips will be a required part of this course. An introduction to the study of birds. Emphasis on the behavior, taxonomy, migration, orientation, flight, evolution, economic importance, and field identification of the birds. We will also study bird ecology and the role of birds in bio-diversity and ecosystems. Other topics covered are songs and calls, territory, courtship, nests and eggs, care of young, and the systems (reproductive, etc.) of birds. Instructor: L. Lindstrand

Introduction to Natural Resources
An introduction to the integrated management of forests, soil, watershed, fish, and wildlife in the context of protection and restoration of watersheds and ecosystems. An emphasis will be placed on natural resources careers, policy and law, tools, techniques and practices, and management philosophies of public and private lands. Basic biological and ecological processes will be introduced along with discussion of the scientific method and preparing reports. Instructor: K. Nolte

Wildlife of Northern California
A weekend field trip to the Tule Lake area will be required Common species of wildlife found in Northern California will be observed and discussed. Habitat ecology and management along with regulatory and conservation issues will be covered in the class. Various identification tools, instructional aids, and other relevant materials will be reviewed and discussed. This course may be repeated once for a total of two enrollments since course content varies and skills are enhanced by supervised repetition. Instructor: L. Lindstrand.

Wildlife Conferences and Workshops

American Association of Wildlife Vets and American Association of Zoo Vets
http://www.aawv.net/meetings.html
American Association of Zoo Veterinarians Annual Conference
http://www.aazv.org/
American Birding Association
http://www.aba.org/events/
American Society of Mammologists Annual Meeting
http://www.mammalsociety.org/meetings.html
American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.avma.org/Events/Pages/default.aspx
Animal Behavior Society Annual Meeting
http://www.animalbehaviorsociety.org/web/index.php
Animal Care Expo
http://www.animalsheltering.org/expo/
Association of Avian Veterinarians
http://www.aav.org/conferences/
Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians Conference
http://arav.org/events/
California Council for Wildlife Rehabilitators (CCWR) Symposium
https://ccwr.org/symposium/
California Veterinary Medical Association Conferences
http://www.cvma.net/
Central Plains Society of Mammalogists Meeting
http://centralplainsmammals.org/
Central Valley Birding Symposium
http://www.cvbirds.org/events/
Florida Wildlife Rehabilitators Association
http://www.fwra.org/events.html
Humane Society Conferences
http://www.humanesociety.org/about/events/
IBA - International Association for Bear Research & Management
http://www.bearbiology.com/index.php?id=conf01
Ichthyologists and Herpetologists Joint Meeting
http://conferences.k-state.edu/joint-meeting/
IWRC International Education Symposium
https://theiwrc.org/courses
National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association Symposium
http://www.nwrawildlife.org/
New York State Wildlife Rehabilitation Council Conference
http://nyswrc.org/annual-conference/
North American Bluebird Society Convention
http://www.nabluebirdsociety.org/conventions/convention.htm
North American Society for Bat Research (NASBR) - Symposium
http://www.nasbr.org/
North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference
http://www.wildlifemanagementinstitute.org/
Ohio Wildlife Rehabilitators Association Annual Conference
http://www.owra.org/events
http://www.owra.org/workshops
Partners in Flight Conference and Conservation Workshop
http://www.pifv.org/
Peregrine Fund - Conferences on Raptors
http://www.peregrinefund.org/events
http://www.globalraptors.org/grin/SiteNews.asp?lNewsType=2
Raptor Research Foundation Annual Conference
http://www.raptorresearchfoundation.org/conferences/current-conference
Snake Ecology Group Meeting
http://www.herpetologistsleague.org/en/news.php
Southeastern Bat Diversity Network - Annual Meeting and Workshops
http://www.sbdn.org/
Society for Conservation Biology International Congress
http://www.scbnacongress.org/
Society for Northwestern Vertebrate Biology Conference
http://www.thesnvb.org/annualmeeting.html
Watchable Wildlife Conference and Workshops
http://www.watchablewildlife.org/
Western Bird Banding Association Conference
http://www.birdvancouver.com/education.html
Wildlife and Aquatic Animal Medicine Club, UC Davis, Annual Symposium
http://www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/clubs/waam/
http://www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/clubs/waam/symposium/index.cfm
Wildlife Center of Virginia Call of the Wild Conference
http://wildlifecenter.org/call-wild-conference
Wildlife Conservation Network Events
http://wildnet.org/wildlife-conservation-events
Wildlife Disease Association Conference
http://www.wildlifedisease.org/wda/CONFERENCES.aspx
Wildlife Rehabilitators of North Carolina Symposium
http://www.ncwildliferehab.org/
Wildlife Society Annual Conferences & Workshops
http://wildlife.org/conferences
http://www.tws-west.org/upcoming_events.php


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530 365-WILD (365-9453)

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