The Wildlife Care Academy will be offering an online class on Tuesday, February 11. Online classes at the Wildlife Care Academy are taught via Blackboard Collaborate, which bring the classroom experience right to the attendee, without having to travel! The goal of the online classes is to provide live instruction programs that allow interaction between teacher and student like a traditional classroom but via the easily accessible format of a virtual classroom.
NHx 304: Natural History Considerations for Small Mammal Rehabilitation
Understanding natural history is an essential component of wildlife care. This class serves as an accompaniment to REHAB 304: Small Mammal Rehabilitation and will provide a fundamental understanding of the natural history considerations for rehabilitation of small mammals. Excellent wildlife care requires extensive knowledge of how animals function within their ecosystem. Topics discussed include diet and predator/prey interactions, reproduction, seasonality of rehabilitation concerns, release criteria, and more! This class covers three of the most common small mammal species admitted to rehabilitators in Virginia: the Eastern Gray Squirrel, Eastern Cottontail, and Virginia Opossum.