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Get FULL-ACCESS to ALL of our Courses

Would you like FULL-ACCESS to ALL of our courses, NOW AND IN THE FUTURE?

Peggy publishes several new courses each year, and you can have access to all of the courses when they are published.

Why do we make this offer?

We offer these classes to save animals — Not to make money!

One of Red Creek Wildlife Center’s missions is to help other’s become wildlife rehabilitators. It is through these students that we can help save even more animals than just those who are admitted to our center. These courses are essential for new wildlife rehabilitators, and those studying to become a wildlife rehabilitator.

We can’t offer these courses for free because they cost us so much to produce, but we do try to keep our prices reasonable. We understand that wildlife rehabilitators often donate their time and pay for their own supplies. They can’t afford massive prices.

But we also want to be sure that those enrolling in our courses are committed and value the education. Once someone makes the investment of enrolling in full-access, we want to help them as much as we possibly can in the future. We do this by including all of our courses produced by Red Creek in the future without ever charging again. No yearly fees, no hidden surprises.

How long is this membership good? As long as Peggy is producing classes – AND SHE HAS NO PLANS OF EVER RETIRING!

Peggy Hentz, Red Creek’s Founder, has been rehabilitating wildlife since receiving her first permits in 1991. In 2013, she turned over the daily animal care at Red Creek to a younger generation of wildlife rehabilitators and embraced educating future rehabilitators.

Beginning in Pennsylvania, Peggy conducted weekend classes at Red Creek and developed the “Basics in Wildlife RehabilitationSeries.” She also developed Pennsylvania’s certification program for Wildlife Capture and Transport and for rehabilitators who seek approval to treat Threatened and Endangered Species.

It was an immense passion that drove Peggy to rehabilitate wildlife and create Red Creek Wildlife Center. Today, that same passion is focused on creating new educational opportunities for you, and anyone who wishes to save wildlife, do it well, and lawfully.

Have you purchased individual classes already?

Sign up for FULL-ACCESS and get credit for the courses you’ve already paid for. We refund your past enrollment fees to your PayPal account once you are enrolled, and we’ve confirmed your past enrollment!

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The COMPLETE Course in Raising Neonatal Cottontails

Cottontail bunnies are the most frequent animal patients in many wildlife rehabilitation centers.

The developmental time from birth to weaning for bunnies is very short, and cottontails require fewer resources in time, space, and equipment than other baby mammal species. The high mortality rate, however, creates stress and frustration for the rehabilitator causing many rehabilitation centers to refuse bunnies or limit their intake.

Over two decades, Red Creek has developed protocols designed not only to duplicate what the bunny receives from the mother and the environment but also eliminating factors they would not normally be exposed to in nature.

In this course, the student will learn not only our protocols, but understand the reasons behind the methods so adjustments can be made in individual cases.

A written exam will be given at the end of class. A passing score is 80% . Students successfully passing the final exam receive a certificate for 12 hours of wildlife rehabilitation education.

Training Includes:

Understanding the Nest
Testing the Nest
Identifying True Emergencies
Aging Juveniles
Stress in Cottontails
Stabilization and the Cursory Exam
Determining Dehydration
Understanding Fluid Replacement Therapy
PH Balance Effect of Dehydration
Rehydration – How Much to Give
Rehydration – Administration Routes
Making a Neonatal Incubator
Understanding the Juvenile Cottontail’s Digestive System
Milk Formulas
Neonatal Care – Substrate and Stimulation
Neonatal Care – Feeding Protocols
Preventing Metabolic Bone Disease
Weaning 1
Weaning – Food Choices
Tularemia and Pox Virus
Parasites
Cleaning and Disinfecting
Creating a Zoonosis Protocol

A certificate for 12 hours will be presented on successful completion of the course

Each student needs to sign the Terms of Service Agreement prior to each course


ENROLLMENT

Enrollment Fee = $60.00

To enroll in any course you must first create a student account at our course gateway. You may then enroll in the course(s) of your choice.

Payment is made at time of course selection.

ENTER THE GATEWAY HERE

Skills for a wildlife volunteer

Wildlife rehabilitation work is multifaceted and demanding. Many permit holders burn out, and their centers close after just a few years. Volunteers can be the difference between a rehabilitator staying open or closing forever.

Whether you are comfortable working with the animals or not, YOU have special talents that wildlife rehabilitators can use.

You can gain the skills and knowledge in two key area that are badly needed: answering phone calls and helping to capture wildlife in distress.

Wildlife Capture and Transport

This entertaining and enlightening course covers Openning Framethe basics of wildlife capture in the field including legal issues, safety, equipment, recognizing true emergencies, proper capture and handling techniques, public relations and education.

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Telephone Skills – Handling Wildlife Emergency Calls

The volunteer who answers the phone is an important link between call2the wildlife center, the finder and the animal. For the organization: you are THE representative that will leave a lasting first impression on the person calling. To the finder, you are their salvation from a very emotional situation.

For the animal, YOU are their lifeline to any chance of living a natural life.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Get FULL-ACCESS to ALL of our Courses for $350.00

Why do we make this offer?

We offer these classes to save animals — Not to make money!

One of Red Creek Wildlife Center’s missions is to help other’s become wildlife rehabilitators. It is through these students that we can help save even more animals than just those who are admitted to our center. These courses are essential for new wildlife rehabilitators, and those studying to become a wildlife rehabilitator.

We can’t offer these courses for free because they cost us so much to produce, but we do try to keep our prices reasonable. We understand that wildlife rehabilitators often donate their time and pay for their own supplies. They can’t afford massive prices.

But we also want to be sure that those enrolling in our courses are committed and value the education. Once someone makes the investment of enrolling in full-access, we want to help them as much as we possibly can in the future. We do this by including all of our courses produced by Red Creek in the future without ever charging again. No yearly fees, no hidden surprises.

Have you purchased individual classes already?

Sign up for FULL-ACCESS and get credit for the courses you’ve already paid for. We refund your past enrollment fees to your PayPal account once you are enrolled, and we’ve confirmed your past enrollment!

SIGN UP TODAY!
$350.00

(I guarentee 100% privacy. Your information will NEVER be shared)

CLICK HERE




A gift for wildlife rehabilitators

As wildlife rehabilitators, one big problem we face is getting volunteers to understand the damage done to an animal if they are babied or coddled. Imprinting causes irreparable harm.

As a service to our wildlife rehabilitation friends, we offer you this free movie on imprinting to show to your volunteers. At Red Creek Wildlife Center this movie is part of the first day of training for every new volunteer.

We hope it helps you help the animals.

Wildlife Capture and Transport – All States

For those seeking training in the capture and transport of wildlife, this eight-hour course will help you learn these skills safely.

This entertaining and enlightening course covers the basics of wildlife capture in the field including legal issues, safety, equipment, recognizing true emergencies, proper capture and handling techniques, public relations and education.

A written exam will be given at the end of class. A passing score is 80% .

Contents:

Introduction
Pennsylvania Laws and Regulations
Preparation
Initial Public Contact
Situational Planning
Adult Emergencies
Understanding Rabies
Baby Wildlife Emergencies
Common Baby Mammal Calls
Common Baby Bird Calls
Handling Raptors
Handling Non-Raptors
Handling Mammals
Capture
Entrapment
First Aid
Transport

A certificate for 8 hours will be awarded on completion of the course.

Each student needs to sign the Terms of Service Agreement prior to each course


ENROLLMENT

Enrollment Fee = $50.00
You have 3 months to complete the course

To enroll in any course you must first create a student account at our course gateway. You may then enroll in the course(s) of your choice.

Payment is made at time of course selection.

ENTER THE GATEWAY HERE

Wildlife Capture and Transport – Pennsylvania Certification

For those seeking permits for the capture and transport of wildlife in Pennsylvania, this eight-hour course is the first step helping you meet the Pennsylvania state permitting requirements.

This entertaining and enlightening course covers the basics of wildlife capture in the field including legal issues, safety, equipment, recognizing true emergencies, proper capture and handling techniques, public relations and education.

A written exam will be given at the end of class. A passing score of 80% (along with sponsorship from a permitted wildlife rehabilitator and approval by the local WCO) is necessary for obtaining a permit in Pennsylvania.

Contents:

Introduction
Pennsylvania Laws and Regulations
Preparation
Initial Public Contact
Situational Planning
Adult Emergencies
Understanding Rabies
Baby Wildlife Emergencies
Common Baby Mammal Calls
Common Baby Bird Calls
Handling Raptors
Handling Non-Raptors
Handling Mammals
Capture
Entrapment
First Aid
Transport

A certificate for 8 hours will be awarded on completion of the course.

Each student needs to sign the Terms of Service Agreement prior to each course


ENROLLMENT

Enrollment Fee = $50.00
You have 3 months to complete the course

To enroll in any course you must first create a student account at our course gateway. You may then enroll in the course(s) of your choice.

Payment is made at time of course selection.

ENTER THE GATEWAY HERE

Wound Care, Bandaging and Splinting – Basics in Wildlife Rehabilitation

Most adult wild animals admitted for rehabilitation are suffering from injuries. Being able to properly address wounds and splint fractures are important skills for the wildlife rehabilitator. This course contains the essentials for helping an animal recover from traumatic injuries.

Contents:

Introduction – Wound Terminology
Fracture Terminology
Fracture Placement
Basic Wound Care
Introduction to Bandaging
Bandaging Fractures
Applying a Figure 8 Bandage (Step-by-step with movies)
Applying a Figure 8 Bandage with a Body Wrap (Step-by-step with movies)
5-05 Bandaging Limbs (Step-by-step with movies)
5-06 Getting Creative with Bandaging

A certificate for 8 hours will be awarded on completion of the course.

Each student needs to sign the Terms of Service Agreement prior to each course


ENROLLMENT

Enrollment Fee = $50.00
You have 3 months to complete the course

To enroll in any course you must first create a student account at our course gateway. You may then enroll in the course(s) of your choice.

Payment is made at time of course selection.

ENTER THE GATEWAY HERE

Fluid Therapy for Wildlife Rehabilitators

In wildlife rehabilitation, almost every animal that comes in is going to be suffering from some level of dehydration. Rehydration alone can save many of your treatable patients.

Being able to detect and treat hydration properly may be the most important skill for a wildlife rehabilitator.

Course Information:

This self-paced. non-accredited course will prepare the wildlife rehabilitator to detect an animal’s level of dehydration, calculate an effect rehydration protocol for the animals, properly select the right fluids for its condition, as well as administer fluid therapy by oral and injectable methods common in a wildlife rehabilitation setting.

 

      • Identifying Dehydration
      • Understanding Replacement Fluids
      • PH Balance Effect of Dehydration
      • Rehydration Math (part-1)(ratios)
      • Calculating a Rehydration Protocol
      • Fluid Administration Routes – Oral (with video instruction)
      • Preparing Fluid for Injection (with video instruction)
      • Fluid Administration Routes – Subcutaneous (with video instruction)
      • Fluid Administration Routes – Intraperitoneal (with video instruction)
      • Fluid Administration Routes – IV and IO (with video instruction)

A certificate for 8 hours will be awarded on completion of the course.

Each student needs to sign the Terms of Service Agreement prior to each course


ENROLLMENT

Enrollment Fee = $50.00
You have 3 months to complete the course

To enroll in any course you must first create a student account at our course gateway. You may then enroll in the course(s) of your choice.

Payment is made at time of course selection.

ENTER THE GATEWAY HERE