Oiled Wildlife Response Workshop
The Wildlife Center of Texas will be providing two oiled wildlife response training workshops on location in Houston. The workshops are identical in content but offered on two different dates. The first will be sponsored by Anadarko Petroleum Corporation on Friday, March 28, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The second will be sponsored by ExxonMobil on Saturday, March 29, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. Clean Gulf Associates will be providing the Oiled Wildlife Response Trailer for washing. Both workshops will take place at The Wildlife Center of Texas, 7007 Katy Rd., Houston, TX 77024. These workshops fill up quickly so sign up as soon as possible! Please register via email at WildlifeResponse@wildlifecenteroftexas.org. There is no cost for the workshop but space is limited.
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, and actual hands on cleaning of oiled feathers in which participants will practice by washing an un-oiled white duck.
We would like for all permitted wildlife rehabilitators and trainees, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, state wildlife officials, industry environmental personnel, local veterinarians, veterinarian technicians, as well as interested citizens to participate in this training.
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. 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.