Nov 5, 2014

2015 Wildlife SAR Trainings


We're pleased to announce our 2015 schedule of classes. 

Our Wildlife Search and Rescue Basic Skills class is designed for those who frequently encounter injured animals - like animal control officers, park rangers, wildlife officers and wildlife rehabilitators, but the class is basic enough for the novice interested in getting involved in working with wildlife.

The all day training covers laws and regulations, human safety, capture strategies and basic animal first aid.

This year, we've added a second day for hands on practice.

We've also added two new classes, Advanced Wildlife First Aid and a class on Reuniting Wildlife.

We offer these trainings once a year to help boost local skills and recruit new volunteers for our state-wide team of First Responders. 
This year's schedule of basic training classes is as follows:


Napa
January 9th 9:00 – 5:00 (class) Napa Valley College
January 10th 9:00 – 1:00 (practice) Napa Valley College

San Jose 
January 16th 9:00 – 5:00 (class) SJ City Animal Services
January 17th 9:00 – 1:00 (practice) Penitencia Ck Park
January 17th 1:00 – 3:00 ADVANCED WILDLIFE FIRST AID
January 17th 3:00 – 5:00 REUNITING WILD BABIES

Central Coast 
January 23rd 9:00 – 5:00 (class) Elkhorn Yacht Club at Moss Landing
January 25th 11:00 – 3:00 (practice) Westlake Park in Santa Cruz

Berkeley 
January 31st 9:00 – 5:00 (class) Berkeley Marina Shorebird Nature Center
February 7th 10:00 – 2:00 (practice) Berkeley Marina Shorebird Nature Center

Los Angeles 
February 13th 9:00 – 5:00 (class) Dockweiler Youth Center
February 14th 9:00 – 1:00 (practice) Lake Balboa, San Fernando Valley