2020 Wildlife First Responders Course


Next course date is February 2020! Have you ever wished you’d known how to handle a wildlife emergency? A baby rabbit caught by a cat? A hawk hit by a car on a roadside? Ducklings stranded away from their mother? Our 2020 Wildlife First Responders class will be held Saturday, February 15, 2020 from 9:00am-4:00pm. Tamarack’s live ambassador raptors and opossum will be available for participants to meet during the class.

This course will teach you when to intervene and when not to and how to capture, stabilize, and transport injured wildlife to a rehabilitator. In addition to learning how to respond when encountering wildlife in need, past participants have gone on to become phone helpline volunteers, transporters, and onsite volunteers.

The course cost will include lunch.

Those wishing to volunteer by answering phone calls on our helpline will receive a rebate when they begin volunteering in that capacity following the course. Previous participants are welcome to attend for a refresher at no cost if there is room ($10 cost if having lunch), but should register. Early registration is recommended.

  • What: Learn to be a Wildlife First Responder
  • Where: Allegheny College (Quigley Hall Room 101)
  • When:  Saturday, February 15, 2020 9am-4pm.
  • Who: Adults
  • Fee:  $50 Lunch included.

How To Register

Download the registration form here and mail to Tamarack Wildlife Center, 21601 Stull Road, Saegertown, PA 16433 with check made payable to "Tamarack Wildlife Center". Registration deadline is Wednesday, February 5th. If you have other questions, please call 814.763.2574 & leave a message- we will be in contact with you shortly.