WWRA 2019 Conference Program

Tacoma Mountaineers Program Center, 2302 North 30th Street, Tacoma, WA 98403

The two-day conference qualifies for up to 11.75 hours of continuing education credits (5.75 CE hours for Saturday and 6 CE hours for Sunday). Hours count for only those sessions attended. The Sunday afternoon workshop (Reducing Stress for Human and Non-human Animals In Wildlife Rehabilitation) also qualifies for 3 hours of education that may be applied toward permit hours.

Saturday, October 19 8:30 am-5:00 pm

8:30-9:00 Registration and refreshments

9:00-9:15 Annual Membership Meeting

9:15-9:45      WDFW WAC Review
Patricia Thompson, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

9:45-10:45    Eustress, Stress, and Distress
Gail Buhl, The Raptor Center

11:00-11:30     The Ins and Outs of Neonatal Mammal Care
Makenna Johansen, Whatcom Humane Society Wildlife Rehabilitation Center

11:30-12:15     Reframing Professionalism in Wildlife Rehabilitation
Jenny Schlieps, Focus Wildlife

12:15-1:15       Lunch (provided)

1:15-1:45         Portraying Wildlife in Rehabilitation
Kai Williams, International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council

1:45-2:15         The Rehabilitator/Veterinarian Relationship: An Unique Perspective
Corrie Hines, Twin Harbors Wildlife Center

 2:15-3:15         Evolving Beyond ‘Pass/Fail’: Adult Learning Theory in Wildlife Rehabilitation Training Programs
Lauren Caruso, Edmonds Community College

3:30-4:00        Triaging a Bat—To Rehabilitate or Not
Meg Lunnum, Happy Valley Bats

4:00-4:30        The Gift of Euthanasia
Alysha Evans, Whatcom Humane Society Wildlife Rehabilitation Center

4:30-5:00        Closing remarks


SUNDAY, October 20 8:30 am-5:00 pm 


8:30-9:00        Registration and refreshments

9:00-12:15       WORKSHOP: Managing the Non-Rehab Part of Rehab
Lauren Glickman, Foray Consulting

12:15-1:15        Lunch (provided)


1:15-1:45         Battling Bugs with More Than Baytril – A Rehabilitator’s Guide to the Educated Use of Antibiotics in
—Nicki Rosenhagen, PAWS Wildlife Center

1:45-2:15         Washington’s Venomous Snake—The Northern Pacific Rattlesnake
Lauren Taracka, Discovery Bay Wild Bird Rescue

 2:15-2:45         Housing for Wildlife—A Dynamic Process
Jennifer Convy, PAWS Wildlife Center 

 3:00-3:30       Reuniting Raptors with their Parents: A Community Effort to Provide Better Care
Kit Lacy, Cascades Raptor Center

3:30-4:30        Wildlife Rehabilitation Roundtable: Ask an expert, common problems and solutions


 1:15-4:30         WORKSHOP: Reducing Stress for Human and Non-human Animals In Wildlife Rehabilitation
Marie Travers & January Bill, Bird Ally X and Focus Wildlife

4:30-5:00        Closing remarks