Online Wildlife Capture, Restraint, Handling, and Transport Class: March 24

Wildlife Capture, Restraint, Handling & Transport
Whether you are interested in becoming a permitted wildlife rehabilitator, or you simply want to safely assist any injured wildlife that you encounter, this class is essential! Learn effective capture, restraint, and handling techniques used at the Wildlife Center of Virginia. This class will include photos and videos of appropriate capture and restraint techniques of some of the most commonly seen species in wildlife rehabilitation. Discussion will include the importance of learning and developing skills to properly ensure the safety of both you and the animal. We’ll also cover essential transporting tips to keep you safe and the animal as stress-free as possible.

Date: Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Location: Online!
Time: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Eastern
Cost: $20

To register, please fill out this registration form, and follow the instructions to pre-pay for class.

Online Classes
The Wildlife Center’s online classes are taught through Blackboard Collaborate. Blackboard requires an updated version of Java. If you are using Blackboard Collaborate for the first time, please visit this link to check your system requirements. Step 1 will check both your operating system and version of Java.

If you are prompted to update your version of Java, be sure to delete any old Java files. On that same page, continue to Step 2 to view the “configuration room”. This will allow you to test your connection, settings, and configure your audio for class. Follow the instructions on the screen to run your audio setup wizard to test your audio. For the Wildlife Center’s purposes, you will not need a microphone or a webcam. We strongly recommend that you test this system prior to signing up for class.

While Blackboard Collaborate does work on mobile devices (with the appropriate app), not all features are available on mobile devices. We recommend using a standard computer for classes to ensure that you can take advantage of all features. Additional information on viewing Blackboard with a mobile device can be found here.

If you have additional questions about system requirements, please visit this page.

Once you register for an online class, a Wildlife Center staff member will email you a confirmation. On the day of class, we will email you the link that is associated with that particular class. We’ll also email a class manual, and a certificate of attendance.