We are pleased to announce that the Care and Management of Captive Raptors Workshop is now in a Hybrid Format and starts this fall! We have filled the 50 open spots, but you can put your name on our waitlist and we will let you know if there are openings, and will provide early registration for the next workshop.
Are you looking to improve the welfare of raptors permanently under your care? Do you have questions on training or how to keep your birds healthy? Now you can learn all this and more from the comfort of your home! Interact with education and clinic staff from The Raptor Center (TRC) to learn the basics and establish the foundation required to participate in Part 2: Skill Building onsite at TRC.
Part 1: Zoom in - Knowledge Building in our Virtual Classroom
Part 1 is a virtual offering that will provide an engaging learning environment, answering the most common questions asked by raptor caretakers while bringing caretakers together to help create a support network. Engage with TRC education and clinic staff and develop lasting relationships with your instructors and peers. Small group virtual activities and discussion with experts will be included along with downloadable training materials.
- Collection planning and welfare considerations
- Science of behavior
- Raptor training (including new bird training and management)
- Handling and equipment
- Captive Management (housing, nutrition, coping)
- Medical management and first aid
Dates: October 6 - 22, 2020, Tuesdays & Thursdays from 6-8pm CT (6 sessions)
Each session will be recorded and shared with the group as well.
To ensure we provide all participants with meaningful discussion time and individualized attention, we have limited the workshop to 50 people. We are currently full, put you can put your name on the waitlist and we will let you know of openings and give priority registration for the next workshop.
Registration closes at midnight central time on October 2.
- Cancellations before October 5: Full refund.
- 24 hours or less before workshop starts: No refund available
Part 2: Skill Building at The Raptor Center
Put what you have learned into action! Learn about raptor care and management by experiencing it in person. Take part in hands-on skill development and knowledge building by handling our raptors on the glove, working alongside clinic staff, and getting one-on-one coaching.
Prerequisite: Care and Management of Captive Raptors Part 1
Due to COVID-19 we do not yet have a confirmed date for Part 2 but will update as possible.