The Wildlife Center of Texas will be conducting an oiled wildlife response training workshop on Friday, December 13, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.,  sponsored by Shell.

The workshop takes place at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, Louisiana and will certify and train personnel that are interested in assisting The Wildlife Center of Texas Oiled Wildlife Response Team during a spill.  Lunch will be provided.

Certification and training are required for anyone who may participate in any role during an oiled wildlife response. The workshop will cover topics such as the effects of oil on wildlife, initial intake and exam of oiled wildlife, an introduction to OSHA training, wildlife rehabilitation’s role in the Incident Command System and an actual hands on cleaning of oiled feathers in which participants will practice by washing an unoiled white duck.

All permitted wildlife rehabilitators and trainees, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, state wildlife officials, industry environmental personnel, as well as local veterinarians and veterinarian technicians are encouraged to participate in this training.

There is no cost for the workshop but space is limited.

Please register via email at WildlifeResponse@WildlifeCenterofTexas.org