Our community of donors and volunteers support The Raptor Center's mission so we can rehabilitate raptors and continue our mission. Not only does philanthropy fuel over 60% of our work, but the time and commitment from supporters helps keep raptors flying free.
When a homeowner in Mendota Heights, Minn., went to light a fire in her fireplace, the sound of a distressed bird in her chimney gave her pause. Suspecting the bird was an owl, she knew to call The Raptor Center (TRC) to perform a rescue. Long-time rescue and transport volunteer Alisha Walden responded.
TRC's online course, Introduction to Raptor Rehabilitation and Basic Emergency Care, starts October 29, 2019.
This is an online course that can be taken remotely, but has a live component with expert instructors from The Raptor Center. Each Tuesday night for six weeks, you will meet online with the instructor to cover avian anatomy and physiology, safe raptor handling, conducting a physical exam, and triage and basic emergency care. Earn up to 9 continuing education credits as well, as certified by Minnesota's Board of Veterinary Medicine.