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Oiled Wildlife Response Workshop
The Wildlife Center of Texas will be providing an oiled wildlife response-training workshop sponsored by Shell, on Friday, December 13, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The workshop will be held at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, Louisiana. Lunch will be provided.
The purpose of the workshop is to certify and train personnel that are interested in assisting The Wildlife Center of Texas Oiled Wildlife Response Team during a spill.
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 Incident Command System, actual hands on cleaning of oiled feathers and participants will practice by washing an unoiled white duck.
We would like for 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 to participate in this training.
Friday, December 13, 2013
(9 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
New Orleans, Louisiana
6500 Magazine St.
New Orleans, LA 70118
There is no cost for the workshop but space is limited.
Please register via email at WildlifeResponse@wildlifecenteroftexas.org
Since 1997, the Wildlife Center of Texas has presented oiled wildlife response training workshops regularly along the Texas coast and this is the last workshop for the year 2013. More hands-on training will be provided in the new restructured workshop format.
The Gulf Coast supports large concentrations of wintering waterfowl and is an area for an abundance of nesting waterfowl, shorebirds, and water birds. An oil spill in this area could affect large numbers of protected migratory birds requiring many trained responders.
The Wildlife Center of Texas is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to care for injured, ill, and orphaned wildlife through rehabilitation and public education.