Join us online for a wide variety of programs and events! Every week, we offer free online programming, along with our Critter Cams, weekly television show, and more. Participants can also book a private virtual tour or program!
Week of October 26:
- Thursday, October 29 at 12:00 noon Eastern: Join us on Facebook Live as we open up the 2020 online auction! Get ready to start bidding. Marley, the Center's development associate, will be joining us for "Marley's Market" -- for a review of the auction website and tutorial on the bidding process and strategies. And, get a peek at some very choice auction items!
Week of November 2: Gala Week!
We look forward to seeing our Gala Week all-access ticket holders for a huge variety of online programs this week! We'll also have four "Gala Week" programs that are open to everyone:
- Join us for Marley's Market this week for online showcases of our auction items. We'll highlight a variety of fun and themed items on Facebook Live with Marley, our Development Associate. Though we hope to see you online during Gala Week, you do not need to purchase a ticket to the Gala to bid in the online auctions! Interested in seeing a particular item in one of these showcases? Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Markets will be held on:
- Monday, November 2 at 12:00 noon Eastern
- Wednesday, November 4 at 12:00 noon Eastern
- Friday, November 6 at 12:00 noon Eastern
- November 6 at 7:00 p.m. EST: Join us on YouTube for a special encore presentation of “Back Home Again: A Tribute to John Denver”.
Watch Black Bear cubs, Bald Eagles, vultures, and more as you stay at home! The Center's Critter Cams include live feeds of education raptors and recovering patients at the Center, and the moderated discussion is an excellent way to interact with the staff. Feeling isolated? Stop on by and say hi!
Patient Stories and Updates
Work at the Center has been adapted to keep everyone safe during this health crisis, but the Center staff are still there and working, seven days a week. Read about some of the patients that are currently in our care! And be sure to check out our YouTube channel for a wide variety of educational and entertaining videos at the Center.
Private Virtual Programs
Looking for something a little more customized for your group? Schedule a private virtual program! Learn about the inner-workings of a wildlife hospital, meet one of the Center's non-releasable education ambassadors up-close, and enjoy a personalized question-and-answer time tailored toward your group. We also have an on-demand "All About Owls" course available in our Wildlife Care Academy, perfect for those learning in an online classroom setting. Learn more about our online opportunities here!
Archived Tours and Programs
Missed a LIVE tour or program? You can still watch! We have a variety of virtual tours of our education ambassadors as well as a few patient areas too! We've also highlighted a number of our education ambassadors in some of our virtual programs here. Check out our Facebook LIVE tab for the most recent programming.
Untamed Television Series
For parents and children staying at home and making the best of educational opportunities while practicing social distancing, we encourage you to watch our television series, Untamed! Seasons 1 and 2 are available on the website now. The 13 episodes of Season 1 take a look at a variety of wild animal species, and the common problems they encounter in the wild. anSeason Two focuses on a variety of broader wildlife issues, and offers things people can do every day to help wild animals.
We also have a library of materials that support each episode, including patient stories and videos, additional learning resources, and worksheets and activities for students who are watching Untamed as a part of learning on biology, natural history, and the environment.
We've created several different activities for wildlife lovers and for those who are teaching younger ones about wildlife while staying home. Download and print a variety of activity sheets here.
- Backyard Bird Bingo
- Spring Bingo
- Pollinator Bingo
- Earth Day activities -- because Earth Day is Every Day!
Wildlife Care Academy Classes
Our on-demand classes through the Wildlife Care Academy allow you to learn at your own pace! Start with "Introduction to Wildlife Rehabilitation," and from there, build a learning path that suits your interests and goals. We have a number of courses available right now, and will be adding more this year.
All in-person programs and events are currently suspended because of the COVID 19 pandemic.