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Upcoming events

    • 05 Nov 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Columbus Marriott Northwest - Dublin, OH
    • 27
    Register

    Project WILD and Aquatic WILD 

    Project Wild is a supplementary, environmental education program emphasizing awareness, appreciation and understanding of wildlife and natural resources. This program helps educators facilitate environmental learning experiences for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade.

    Activities are designed to develop problem-solving skills and help young people gain knowledge of the world around them. Activities are endorsed by the National Science Teachers Association and National Council for Social Studies.

    The $10 fee for this class will be used to help cover the cost of room and equipment rental. 

    Instructor: Jen Dennison, Division of Wildlife and Nicole Hafer-Lipstreu


    Registration Information (details for pricing, full registration information and policies)

    • Pre-conference workshop with limited registration
    • May attend the workshop without registering for the conference; separate registration required for all pre-conference workshops. 
    • Registration fee includes handouts and certificate of completion
    • Membership must be current at the time of registration to receive the member discount. Membership period is Jan 1- Dec 31 and is not prorated.
    • Lunch is optional with this class for an additional $25; separate registration required. Vegetarian option available.
    • Walk-ins are accepted if space is available
    • Payment is due upon arrival
    • Pre-registration is preferred
    NOTE: If the hotel management makes the decision to put COVID restrictions in place, this will limit the number of people allowed in the room. Should this happen, the first to register for the event will maintain their seats while the most recent registrations will be refunded. We greatly apologize for the inconvenience.


    If you need more information about the workshop, please email conference@owra.org.  For questions regarding your registration email registration@owra.org.

    • 05 Nov 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Columbus Marriott Northwest - Dublin, OH
    • 34
    Register

    EagleAdvanced Skills Workshop: Fluid Therapy 

    This workshop will cover the when, what, why and how of fluid therapy in avian, mammal and reptile species. When to consider fluid therapy, how to assess dehydration, what type of fluids to use, what route of administration and type of equipment is needed and how to use it, animal restraint and hands-on lab. Workshop approved for CE Credit by the OMVLB.

    Instructor: Dr. Sarah Reich, DVM, Willowbrook Wildlife Center

    Registration Information (details for pricing, full registration information and policies)

    • Pre-conference workshop with limited registration
    • May attend the workshop without registering for the conference; separate registration required for all pre-conference workshops. 
    • Membership must be current at the time of registration to receive the member discount. Membership period is Jan 1- Dec 31 and is not prorated.
    • Lunch is optional with this class for an additional $25; separate registration required. Vegetarian option available.
    • Walk-ins are accepted if space is available
    • Payment is due upon arrival
    • Pre-registration is preferred
    NOTE: If the hotel management makes the decision to put COVID restrictions in place, this will limit the number of people allowed in the room. Should this happen, the first to register for the event will maintain their seats while the most recent registrations will be refunded. We greatly apologize for the inconvenience.


    If you need more information about the workshop, please email conference@owra.org.  For questions regarding your registration email registration@owra.org.

    • 05 Nov 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • 5605 Blazer Parkway Dublin, OH 43017
    • 50
    Register

    INTRODUCTION TO WILDLIFE REHABILITATION WORKSHOP

    The IWR class covers wildlife rehabilitation regulations in Ohio, handling wildlife calls, neonatal care of orphaned wildlife, zoonotic diseases, stabilization, and transportation of Category 1 species (tree squirrels, ground squirrels, and Eastern Cottontail Rabbits). This class, or an equivalent, is required by the Ohio Division of Wildlife to apply for a Category 1 Rehabilitation Permit. Lunch is included in this workshop. Separate registration required. Instructor: Kristen Beck & Becky Crow

    Registration Information (use show details for pricing, full registration information and policies)

    • Pre-conference workshop with limited registration
    • May attend the Introduction to Wildlife Rehabilitation training without registering for the conference; separate registration required.
    • Registration fee includes manual, handouts, certificate of completion, and lunch
    • Lunch is provided with this class (vegetarian option will be provided)
    • Walk-ins are accepted if space is available
      • Payment is due upon arrival
      • Certificate of completion, manual, and lunch are not guaranteed without pre-registration
      • Pre-registration is preferred
    • Live animal demonstrations are not a part of this workshop, nor are live animals permitted at the workshop (with exception of service animals).
    NOTE: If the hotel management makes the decision to put COVID restrictions in place, this will limit the number of people allowed in the room. Should this happen, the first to register for the event will maintain their seats while the most recent registrations will be given the choice to either have their class refunded or to have a spot reserved for them during one of the spring IWR classes. We greatly apologize for the inconvenience.


    If you need more informaton about the class, please email iwr@owra.org. For questions regarding your registration, please email registration@owra.org.

    • 05 Nov 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • 5605 Blazer Parkway Dublin, OH 43017
    • 31
    Register

    BatPRE-CONFERENCE RABIES VECTOR SPECIES TRAINING


    The RVS class includes hands-on training for animal handling and restraint as well as hygiene and infectious agent transmission prevention.  Participants will learn and understand  the regulations regarding RVS treatment and release, the importance of pre-exposure vaccination and minimum standards for facilities to ensure proper quarantine and isolation capabilities.  We will also cover some aspects of keeping RVS in permanent education collections and preventive vaccination options.  Participants receive the RVS handbook which includes the current Health Department rabies  test submission forms, veterinary recommended vaccine protocols for rehabilitation and education mammals and contact lists for important agencies and vendors. 

    The Rabies Vector Species class meets the training requirements of ODW for Category II permit holders and sub-permits desiring to rehabilitate fox, skunk, bats and raccoons.  While these “RVS” species require special handling considerations due to the potential for rabies, this class emphasizes the need for awareness that ALL mammals can carry rabies.  The class will cover types of rabies, transmission, signs and differential diagnosis for the infectious diseases  and conditions we more commonly see such as distemper, parvo or baylis roundworm.


    Registration Information
    • Pre-conference workshop with limited registration
    • May attend the workshop without registering for the conference; separate registration required for all pre-conference workshops.
    • Registration fee includes manual, lunch and certificate of completion
    • Membership must be current at the time of registration in order to receive the member discount. Membership period is Jan 1- Dec 31 and is not prorated.
    • Walk-ins are accepted if space is available
    • Payment is due upon arrival, pre-registration preferred.
    • Lunch, manual, and certificate of completion are not guaranteed without pre-registration
    • Live animal demonstrations are not a part of this workshop, nor are live animals permitted at the workshop (with exception of service animals).
    NOTE: If the hotel management makes the decision to put COVID restrictions in place, this will limit the number of people allowed in the room. Should this happen, the first to register for the event will maintain their seats while the most recent registrations will be refunded. We greatly apologize for the inconvenience.


    If you need more information about this class, please contact education@owra.org. For questions regarding your registration, please email registration@owra.org

    • 05 Nov 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • 5605 Blazer Parkway Dublin, OH 43017
    Register

    soupPRE-CONFERENCE LUNCH

    Join us for lunch if you are taking one of the half-day workshops. Separate registration required.

    Please note: If you have registered for Introduction to Wildlife Training or the Rabies Vector Species Workshop, lunch is already provided. This optional lunch is for half-day workshops only.


    Soup and Baked Potato Bar: 25$

    Enjoy a crisp garden salad with assorted dressings, sweet rolls, grilled chicken breast, barbacoa beef, Idaho bakers with a vast assortment of toppings and delicious tomato basil bisque. For those with a sweet tooth, mini cheesecakes, pecan bites and freshly brewed coffee and teas will be available!

    • 05 Nov 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Columbus Marriott Northwest - Dublin, OH
    • 33
    Register
    TurtleTurtle Triage 

    This two hour workshop will cover the basics of a physical examination, how to correctly bandage and the various techniques and materials used. Learn how to assess fractures, control bleeding and stabilize the patient, inject fluids and much, much more. A hands-on lab will follow lecture to allow you to practice wound management skills.

    Instructor: Dr. Sarah Reich, DVM, Willowbrook Wildlife Center

    Registration Information (details for pricing, full registration information and policies)

    • Pre-conference workshop with limited registration
    • May attend the workshop without registering for the conference; separate registration required for all pre-conference workshops. 
    • Membership must be current at the time of registration to receive the member discount. Membership period is Jan 1- Dec 31 and is not prorated.
    • Lunch is optional with this class for an additional $25; separate registration required. Vegetarian option available.
    • Walk-ins are accepted if space is available
    • Payment is due upon arrival
    • Pre-registration is preferred

    NOTE: If the hotel management makes the decision to put COVID restrictions in place, this will limit the number of people allowed in the room. Should this happen, the first to register for the event will maintain their seats while the most recent registrations will be refunded. We greatly apologize for the inconvenience. 

    If you need more information about the workshop, please email conference@owra.org.  For questions regarding your registration email registration@owra.org.

    • 05 Nov 2021
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Columbus Marriott Northwest - Dublin, OH
    • 39
    Register
    OspreyWing Wrap Workshop

    Back by popular demand, Dr. Reich will walk students through the various types of professional wing wraps. Learn stabilization techniques as you advance through the multiple stages of wing wrapping. This workshop includes a practical lab following lecture. You will gain experience using small songbirds, raptors and waterfowl.

     Instructor: Dr. Sarah Reich, DVM, Willowbrook Wildlife Center

    Registration Information (details for pricing, full registration information and policies)

    • Pre-conference workshop with limited registration
    • May attend the workshop without registering for the conference; separate registration required for all pre-conference workshops. 
    • Membership must be current at the time of registration to receive the member discount. Membership period is Jan 1- Dec 31 and is not prorated.
    • Lunch is optional with this class for an additional $25; separate registration required. Vegetarian option available.
    • Walk-ins are accepted if space is available
    • Payment is due upon arrival
    • Pre-registration is preferred
    NOTE: If the hotel management makes the decision to put COVID restrictions in place, this will limit the number of people allowed in the room. Should this happen, the first to register for the event will maintain their seats while the most recent registrations will be refunded. We greatly apologize for the inconvenience.


    If you need more information about the workshop, please email conference@owra.org.  For questions regarding your registration email registration@owra.org.

    • 05 Nov 2021
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Columbus Marriott Northwest - Dublin, OH
    • 50
    Register
    owlsGavage Feeding Workshop

    Not just for neonates! If you are new to gavage feeding or want to learn techniques on a new species or just refresh your skills, this is the lab for you! Join Vanessa and Kristi as they discuss protocols, animal handling, various types of feeding mechanisms, tips for the difficult patient, safety for both the patient and you. This lecture and lab will cover gavage feeding for avian, mammal and reptile. This class also covers adults when self-feeding is not appropriate.

    Instructors: Vanessa Shanower (Joseph and Helen Sommer Wildlife Conservation Center) and Kristi Krumlauf (Ohio Wildlife Center)

    Registration Information (details for pricing, full registration information and policies)

    • Pre-conference workshop with limited registration
    • May attend the workshop without registering for the conference; separate registration required for all pre-conference workshops. 
    • Membership must be current at the time of registration to receive the member discount. Membership period is Jan 1- Dec 31 and is not prorated.
    • Lunch is optional with this class for an additional $25; separate registration required. Vegetarian option available.
    • Walk-ins are accepted if space is available
    • Payment is due upon arrival
    • Pre-registration is preferred
    NOTE: If the hotel management makes the decision to put COVID restrictions in place, this will limit the number of people allowed in the room. Should this happen, the first to register for the event will maintain their seats while the most recent registrations will be refunded. We greatly apologize for the inconvenience.


    If you need more information about the workshop, please email conference@owra.org.  For questions regarding your registration email registration@owra.org.

    • 06 Nov 2021
    • 9:00 AM
    • 07 Nov 2021
    • 1:00 PM
    • 5605 Blazer Parkway Dublin, OH 43017
    • 154
    Register

    Join OWRA for this once a year opportunity to improve your knowledge and skills, network with other wildlife rehabilitators, and have fun in the process! Our conference will feature 34-hours of education, and will feature topics ranging from animal care to 

    Kicking off our conference will be our Keynote Speaker, Doug Wynn. Doug is a Herpetologist who’s distinguished awards range from the Division of Wildlife’s Cardinal Award and the Conservation Award; the Ohio Biological Survey’s Naturalist Award to the Ohio Division of Parks Naturalist Award.

    The Annual Banquet will feature great food, cash bar, and lots of socializing and fun. The Evening Banquet will feature guest speaker, Naturalist Harvey Webster, Retired Chief Wildlife Officer and Ambassador Emeritus of Cleveland Museum of Natural History. The annual raffle and silent auction will take place during the evening.  

    Featured veterinarians include:

    Dr. Sarah Reich, DVM, Willowbrook Wildlife Center

    Dr. Diana Huang, DVM, All Species Education

    Dr. Rustin Moore, DVM, Dean, Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine

    Dr. Nicki Rosenhagen, DVM, Progressive Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) (virtual)

    Dr. Lynn Miller, DVM, Bird Care Aotearoa, New Zealand (virtual)

    Dr. Julia Whittington, DVM, Hospital Chief of Staff, University of Illinois College ofVeterinary Medicine (virtual)

    Dr. Robert Adamski, DVM, Unity College, Maine (Virtual)

    Click here for full list of our conference speakers and topics.

    Registration Information (use show details for pricing, full registration information and policies)

    • Registration for the conference includes participation in concurrent sessions, certificate of completion and the following meals: Saturday breakfast, lunch and dinner, and Sunday breakfast (vegetarian options are available)
    • Registrants pay the full registration fee whether or not they utilize all services or attend all sessions offered (registration fee only covers the cost of meals)
    • May attend the conference without attending pre-conference workshops. Separate registration required for all events.
    • Membership must be current at the time of registration in order to receive the member discount. Membership period is Jan 1 - Dec 31 and is not prorated.
    • Children under 12 are discouraged; children under 18 must pay the student fee and be supervised by a paying adult
    • Walk-ins are accepted
      • Payment due upon arrival
      • Certificate of completion not guaranteed without pre-registration
      • Pre-registration preferred

    If you need more information about the annual conference, please email conference@owra.org. For questions regarding your registration, please email registration@owra.org.

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