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Bat Rehabilitation Seminar – April 7th, 2018

Red Creek is happy to host another wonderful all-day rehabilitation seminar. This training focuses in bat rehabilitation in Pennsylvania and surrounding states.

Presented by Steph Stronsick of the Pennsylvania Bat Rescue
Sponsored by Red Creek Wildlife Center

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Cost

$50.00 per student

Date

Saturday, April 7th, 2018

Time

9:00 am to 4:00 pm (includes 1 hour lunch)

Location

Char-Will German Shepard Rescue,
2 E Railroad Ave,
New Ringgold, PA 17960

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Training Outline:

Natural History of Bats
Species identification
Roosting behavior
Interacting with the public
Caging
Flight Cage
Infant care
Feeding adult bats
Feeding infant and juvenile bats
Infant bat formulas
Initial rescue
Diagnosis and treatment
Metabolic bone disease
Examination
Dehydration
Fluid replacement therapy
Wing injuries
Open and closed fractures
Parasites
Hibernation
Histoplasmosis
Vaccinations
Rabies

Steph is a licensed wildlife rehabilitator in Pennsylvania and the founder of Pennsylvania Bat Rescue.

Steph volunteered at Project Wildlife based in San Diego California. There she helped initiate rescuing bats as part of their protocol. Soon after Steph began volunteering at the San Diego Natural History Museum as a collection data analyst for the San Diego Mammals Atlas, preservation of bat specimens, and field assistant. After relocating to her home state (Pennsylvania) she worked as an associate field biologist for Bat Conservation and Management. In Pennsylvania, she volunteered at Aark Wildlife as their resident bat rehabilitator and specialist.

Spring 2018 Wildlife Capture and Training Seminar Schedule

The Pennsylvania Game Commission and the US Fish & Wildlife Service require that persons who routinely respond to injured and distressed wildlife calls hold permits with these governing authorities. This course meets the educational and testing requirements for receiving this permit in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

“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.”

This course is pre-requisite for anyone interested in being called out to capture wildlife by a wildlife center, answering service, or dispatcher.

2018 Schedule:

Saturday March 10th, 2018 –9 am to 4 pm
Cost – $50.00 per student
PGC NC Regional Office
1566 South Route 44 Highway
P.O. Box 5038
Jersey Shore, PA 17740
Sponsored by Wildlife in Need (WIN) Response of Pennsylvania, Inc.
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Saturday April 28th, 2018 (Closed Group) – 9 am to 4 pm
Native Path Wildlife Center
995 Bluebird Spring Road
Somerset, PA 15501,/p.

Sunday April 29th, 2018 — 9 am to 4 pm
Cost – $50.00 per student
Native Path Wildlife Center
995 Bluebird Spring Road
Somerset, PA 15501
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Saturday May 5th, 2018 — 8 am to 3 pm
Cost – $50.00 per student
U.S. Army Corp of Engineers 2442 Kelly Rd.
Hermitage, PA 16148
Sponsored by Wildlife in Need (WIN) Response of Pennsylvania, Inc.
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