ESWC offers educational programs for school classrooms and community groups and events free of charge. These programs address the problems that bring wild mammals and birds into rehabilitation and how people can help prevent some of these problems. Some handouts are included.
1. Helping Wildlife. This program consists of a slide show featuring the wide variety of patients admitted to ESWC—from hummingbirds to eagles and rabbits to raccoons. Discussion of individual patients, why they were admitted, the care they receive and the natural history of some species; also includes pointers on what to do if you find an animal needing help. Program length: 35-60 min.
2. What is a Raptor? In this live animal program we introduce new Wildlife Ambassador Red-tailed Hawk "Spirit". We will discuss the natural history of Red-tailed Hawks and raptors in Program length: 15-30 min.
3. What is a Raven? This live animal program features our Wildlife Ambassador, "Razzle" a Common Raven. We will discuss the natural history of Ravens and corvids in general. Program length: 15-30 min.
3. Raptors and Ravens. Wildlife Ambassadors, "Spirit" the Red-tailed Hawk and "Razzle" the Common Raven are featured together in this live animal program. We will present the natural history of each bird, why they were admitted and how they relate to one another in the wild.
4. Not-so-scary Snakes: This live animal program features reptiles - a Kingsnake, Rosy Boa, and Gopher snake (along with some non-native snakes). The program can be expanded to feature Ravens or Raptors with the reptiles. Program length: 35-60 min.
ESWC is a volunteer-based, non-profit, tax-exempt corporation operating under permits from California Department of Fish and Game and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Donations are gratefully accepted and are tax-deductible.
For questions about living with wildlife please contact Eastern Sierra Wildlife Care at (760) 872-1487.