Title: The Wildlife Center of Texas Oiled Wildlife Response Workshop
Location: Moody Gardens – The Aquarium 1 Hope Blvd Galveston, Texas 77554
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Description: The Wildlife Center of Texas, sponsored by a grant from the Texas General Land Office Oil Spill Prevention and Response Division, will be providing an oiled wildlife response-training workshop on Monday, August 27, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The workshop will be held at Moody Gardens in the Aquarium.
The purpose of the workshop is to certify and train personnel that are interested in assisting The Wildlife Center of Texas Oiled Wildlife Response Team during a spill. Certification and training are required for anyone who may participate in any role during an oiled wildlife response. The workshop will cover topics such as the effects of oil on wildlife, initial intake and exam of oiled wildlife, an introduction to OSHA training, wildlife rehabilitation’s role in Incident Command System, actual hands on cleaning of oiled feathers and participants will practice by washing an unoiled white duck.
We would like for all permitted wildlife rehabilitators and trainees, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, state wildlife officials, industry environmental personnel, as well as local veterinarians and veterinarian technicians to participate in this training.
There is no cost for the workshop but space is limited. Please register via email at WildlifeResponse@wildlifecenteroftexas.org or by phone at 713-861-9453 x 170.
Start Time: 09:00
End Time: 16:00