Ornithology: Comprehensive Bird Biology from The Cornell Lab
Oct
16
to Oct 16

Ornithology: Comprehensive Bird Biology from The Cornell Lab

Ornithology, from the Cornell Lab, will deepen your understanding of birds and help you master everything from anatomy and behavior to ecology and conservation. World-wide in scope, the experience will broaden your bird knowledge and give you a strong foundation in all things avian. You will be following in the footsteps of thousands of others who have transformed their perspective on birds with the predecessor to this course, The Home Study Course in Bird Biology, over its forty year history. Designed for those interested in learning university-level ornithology at your own pace, from anywhere, without the university credit price tag.

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IAATE 27th Annual International Conference
Feb
20
to Feb 23

IAATE 27th Annual International Conference

  • Wyndham Orlando Resort International Drive (map)
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The IAATE International Conference provides a unique gathering place for animal trainers who already specialize in bird training or who would like to expand their knowledge and horizons by meeting with like-minded trainers from around the world. Through structured paper sessions, informal workshops, and social events the conference provides an ideal information exchange opportunity.

Exposure to the ideas and methods of this experienced international group will inspire even higher standards and training for the birds in your programs. Workshops and roundtable sessions give access to the leaders in the bird training community.

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2019 Joint Annual Meeting—Connecting Science and Management Through Communication, hosted by The Society for Northwestern Vertebrate Biology & Washington Chapter of the Wildlife Society
Feb
25
to Mar 1

2019 Joint Annual Meeting—Connecting Science and Management Through Communication, hosted by The Society for Northwestern Vertebrate Biology & Washington Chapter of the Wildlife Society

Early Meeting Schedule

25 & 26 February – 2-day Chemical Immobilization Workshop
26 February – Registration Opens, contributed talks, and workshops: 2nd day of Chemical Immobilization, Conservation Communication Workshop.
27 February – Plenary session, Contributed Sessions, IGNITE, NW PARC Symposium, Poster Session, and evening Social
28 February – Contributed papers, NW Bats, and invited sessions (marine mammals, banquet, awards, raffle and auction
1 March – Workshops: Natural Science Illustration, Federal Wildlife Law.  Field Trips: TBD

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Pacific Seabird Group Annual Meeting 2019
Feb
27
to Mar 2

Pacific Seabird Group Annual Meeting 2019

E komo mai!

The Pacific Seabird Group Annual Meeting is back in Hawai‘i for 2019! The 46th Annual Meeting will take place on the verdant island of Kaua‘i from the 27th of February to the 2nd of March, 2019, at the Aqua Kaua’i Beach Resort!

We are excited for another fantastic scientific program tying together this year’s theme with discussions and presentations on topics related to seabird ecology, behaviour, conservation and management. Seabird research and conservation has never been more critical, and we look forward to PSG members and guests sharing their latest findings, ideas and innovations to advance the conservation of Pacific seabirds.

Travel award information is available here. Application Deadline: Friday, 16 November 2018, 11:59pm PST

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Oiled Wildlife HAZWOPER Training (Free)
Mar
2
8:00 AM08:00

Oiled Wildlife HAZWOPER Training (Free)

If you're interested in helping oiled wildlife response efforts here is your chance to receive free training - in advance of an oil spill. 

NOTE: While some of the subject matter discussed is related to oiled wildlife specific hazards, this training is not a wildlife handling or treatment course. 

Upon completion, you will receive an 8-hr Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) certificate. This class satisfies the annual HAZWOPER renewal requirements. 

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NWRA Symposium 2019
Mar
5
to Mar 9

NWRA Symposium 2019

  • Marriott Airport St. Louis (map)
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Hosted by the Wildlife Rescue Center in St. Louis Missouri.
The Marriott Airport St. Louis will be the site of Symposium 2019.

Symposium 2019 offers over 100 hours of programming to attend, Wednesday through Saturday. Lecture Sessions, Roundtables. Panel Discussions and Poster Session Pizza Party are all included with your full week registration rate. Keynote speaker, Dr. Sharon Deem, will begin our General Session, Wednesday, March 6, 2019.

Early registration ends January 18, 2019

Pre and Post Conference Seminars

Abstracts and Seminar details will be coming November, 2018. The following are Seminars we have scheduled for Symposium 2019 so far:

  • RACE Approved Veterinary Seminar – Saturday

  • Wound Care and Bandaging Seminar – Tuesday

  • Two-day Basic Wildlife Rehabilitation Course by IWRC - Monday and Tuesday

 For more Symposium information see http://www.nwrasymposium.org/

Information on scholarships for Symposium attendance is available here. Applications are accepted August 1–October 1.

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2019 Wildlife and Exotic Animal Symposium
Mar
9
to Mar 10

2019 Wildlife and Exotic Animal Symposium

Webinar: A webinar option is available at a discounted rate. The webinar will be live (Pacific Standard Time) and interactive; it will count for full CE credit. No recording will be available for viewing after the event. 

Our 34th annual Wildlife and Exotic Animal Symposium will feature a diverse range of topics on species such as rabbits, reptiles, goldfish, sea otters, birds of prey, and primates to name a few. Information on diagnostic imaging, endoscopy, surgical procedures, anesthesia, and zoo/conservation medicine will also be provided.

This two-day program will also feature a track specifically for veterinary technicians and vet assistants. An avian handling interactive demonstration is also available with a separate registration. Space is limited for this session so be sure to register early! This conference is perfect for anyone who sees the occasional exotic pet or specializes in this unique area of veterinary medicine.

The program schedule can be found here: Final Program Schedule

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Oiled Wildlife HAZWOPER Training (Free)
Mar
23
8:00 AM08:00

Oiled Wildlife HAZWOPER Training (Free)

  • Everett Community College, Jackson Conference Center (map)
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If you're interested in helping oiled wildlife response efforts here is your chance to receive free training - in advance of an oil spill. 

NOTE: While some of the subject matter discussed is related to oiled wildlife specific hazards, this training is not a wildlife handling or treatment course. 

Upon completion, you will receive an 8-hr Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) certificate. This class satisfies the annual HAZWOPER renewal requirements. 

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Bat World National Workshop
Mar
30
to Mar 31

Bat World National Workshop

This workshop is suitable for wildlife rehabilitators, veterinarians, and licensed veterinary technicians, and is approved by the American Association of Veterinary State Boards for 8 RACE hours per day. Individuals wishing to earn continuing education credit hours to meet state wildlife rehabilitation requirements should speak to the regulatory agency responsible for granting wildlife rehabilitation permits.

Registration: All students must bring proof of rabies pre-exposure vaccination to the workshop. To register, click the PayPal button and select the workshop you wish to attend. Please note, registration fees are not refundable, but registered students may transfer to a different session if necessary, by contacting the instructor in advance.

Click through for schedule and workshop components or download schedule here.

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Western Bat Working Group Biennial Workshop & Meeting 2019
Apr
22
to Apr 25

Western Bat Working Group Biennial Workshop & Meeting 2019

Mark your calendars and join us for the Western Bat Working Group Workshop & Meeting, April 22 – 25, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency, Tulsa, Oklahoma.

The meeting will provide a forum for biologists, land managers, researchers, students, consultants and advocates from across the western states to present current and ongoing studies and to address issues of critical bat conservation concern.

With the event centrally located in Oklahoma, we hope to see many representatives from the Central Plains as well. Additional details regarding registration, abstract submission and agenda will follow this fall.

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68th Wildlife Disease Association International Conference
Aug
4
to Aug 9

68th Wildlife Disease Association International Conference

  • Granlibakken Lake Tahoe Conference Center (map)
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The Karen C. Drayer Wildlife Health Center, School of Veterinary Medicine, UC Davis and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife are proud to be co-hosting the 68th International WDA Conference in 2019. This event will be held at the Granlibakken Lake Tahoe Conference Center in Tahoe City, CA (http://granlibakken.com/) from August 4 – 9, 2019. Situated in the High Sierra and on the north shore of beautiful Lake Tahoe, it will act as a wonderful introduction to our proposed theme – “Fostering Resiliency in a Time of Change” – where climate change and political challenges can be discussed as they relate to wildlife health and conservation or management concerns. 

Basic details can be found on the WDA 2019 Conference website at wda2019.ucdavis.edu.

Abstract submission and conference registration is now LIVE! Please go to the WDA Conference Ex Ordo site (https://wda2019.exordo.com) today!


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Zoonotic Disease Conference
Aug
20
8:30 AM08:30

Zoonotic Disease Conference

This is a great opportunity to mingle with environmental public health professionals from across the state, and listen to the knowledge they have to share on zoonotic and vector-borne diseases. The agenda and information on how to register will be posted in spring. Until then, please check out last year's workshop presentations. 

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IWRC Basic Wildlife Rehabilitation Course
Nov
17
to Nov 18

IWRC Basic Wildlife Rehabilitation Course

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An introductory two day course for beginning wildlife or novice rehabilitators seeking formal education with a half day hands-on lab! This class is meant to be a flipped classroom experience. We challenge you to do your homework and readings before you get to your class. This will facilitate a richer learning experience in the classroom.

Upcoming Courses

Kelowna, British Columbia - Hosted by BC SPCA Kelowna November 17-18, 2018

Victoria, British Columbia - Hosted by BC SPCA Wild ARC November 24-25, 2018

https://theiwrc.org/product/basic-wildlife-rehabilitation-course

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24th Annual CCWR Symposium—Together We Rise
Oct
26
to Oct 29

24th Annual CCWR Symposium—Together We Rise

  • Earthwise Retreat Center (map)
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We are proud to announce that our 24th Annual CCWR Symposium will be held Oct 26 – 29, 2018 near Petaluma, CA at the Earthrise Retreat Center. We greatly appreciate the feedback that we requested last December about this type of venue. This will not be your normal symposium experience and wanted to make sure that our members would accept a small change.

https://ccwr.org/symposium/

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WWRA Annual Conference
Oct
13
to Oct 14

WWRA Annual Conference

  • Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (map)
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Preliminary Program

WWRA Conference 2018

Day 1—Saturday October 13th, 2018

9:30-9:45        WWRA Member Meeting—Mike Pratt, WWRA President

9:45-10:15       Wildlife Rehabilitation Advisory Committee Review—Patricia Thompson, WDFW

10:15-10:45     The Raptor Factor: Rehabilitation Considerations—Lauren Caruso, PAWS Wildlife Center

10:45-11:15     Managing Pain and Inflammation in Rehabilitation—John Huckabee DVM, PAWS Wildlife Center

11:30-1:00       Best Practices in Placing Non-releasable Wildlife—Gail Buhl, The Raptor Center of Minnesota

2:00-2:15         Partners in Wildlife: Building Excellence in Wildlife Rehabilitation—Gail Buhl

Two tracks for the next two sessions

2:20-3:20         Renesting and Reuniting Passerines—Veronica Bowers, Native Songbird Care and Conservation

2:20-3:20         Oh, Deer! How to Rehabilitate Our Four-legged Friends—Alysha Evans, Whatcom Humane Society

3:30-4:30         Swallows: Tips and Techniques for Successful Rehabilitation—Veronica Bowers

3:30-4:30         Rearing River Otters: Learning to Incorporate Otter Methods—Robbie Thorson, PAWS Wildlife Center

4:30-4:45         Closing remarks

 

Day 2—Sunday October 14th, 2018

9:00-4:15         Passerine Fundamentals—Veronica Bowers


 

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