Current Online Events

Sign up for a live, online tutorial on Slack to meet WREN, learn about our transport network, how to use Slack, and more. Once you have chosen a tutorial or lecture, click on the "Join Us" button. This will prompt you to send an e-mail. You do not have to put anything in the body of the e-mail. Just send, and we will receive your request to view this lecture or tutorial. We will invite you to a channel called "meeting" before the lecture begins and will call in that channel.  Please make sure you have the desktop version of Slack open before the lecture, and you are signed in to our workspace. You can accept the call and do not have to turn on your camera. We will be sharing our screen for tutorials and lectures.  Please let us know if you have any questions. The times below are all eastern time.

Please check this page for updates as we will continue to offer more online and eventually in person events. Due to Covid-19, we are not planning on hosting any in person events until 2021. We will keep you posted on any changes regarding this. You can also check out our "Current events" page for events for the public in the future. 

Slack Training

Monday September 14th, 2020 7 pm

WREN Intro and Q & A

Sunday October 11th, 2020 2 pm

Slack Training

Sunday October 18th, 2020 4 pm

Capturing & Handling

Sunday November 15th, 2020 2 pm

Class Descriptions and Future Events

Slack Training

Open to all

Meet the WREN Moderator who will cover the following:

How to use and communicate on Slack regarding volunteer transport requests

How to choose and alter your notification settings

Understanding Slack etiquette

Slack Troubleshooting

Vital questions to ask when transporting

Recommendations for capturing and basic transport supplies

Familiarize yourself with the federal and state wildlife regulations

Review the WREN transport rules and regulations

What to do if you or someone you know encounters their own wildlife emergency

Q & A session

WREN Intro and Q & A

Open to all

Meet Robert Jones and Liz Crandall (creators of WREN)

WREN initiatives

Volunteer transport network

Other volunteer opportunities

Current campaigns

Current needs

Future goals

Online events

Creating a better tomorrow for our native wildlife

Question and Answer section

Capturing and Handling

Open to all

Assessing the situation

Common scenarios

Supplies

Basic capture techniques for the following:

  • Songbirds

  • Waterfowl

  • Raptors

  • Turtles

  • Tortoises

  • Fawns

  • Opossums

  • Squirrels

Federal and state wildlife regulations

WREN transport rules

Capture myopathy and stressors

Raptors 101

TBA

Open to all

Natural History

Coexisting tips

Advocacy

Federal and state protection

Common rescue scenarios

Capturing and handling techniques

How to transport

The rehab process

Common reasons for presentation

Diseases

Husbandry issues

Funding

Release protocol

We are not providing tips or information on how to rehabilitate a raptor. This lecture is geared towards our volunteers to provide a better understanding of what is involved with raptor rehab.

Coexisting Tips

TBA

Open to all

Allowing wildlife space

How to be a good neighbor

Perceived threats for your animal companions and domesticated animals

Labeling animals "nuisances" 

Changing our perception

Recognizing the link between our actions and conflicts with wildlife

Modifying our behavior

Window strikes

Vehicle collisions

Communication towers

Bird feeders

Rodenticide

Insecticides

Humane eviction versus trapping and killing

Why relocation doesn't work

Creating a wildlife friendly and tolerant home

Wildlife and Litter

TBA

Open to all

Statistics

Types of litter

Common scenarios

Prognosis of rescues

Prevention

How you can make a difference

How technology plays a role

Community science

Advocacy

Moving forward

Becoming a Wildlife Rehabilitator

TBA

Volunteers

Definition

Requirements

State and federal regulations

Choosing which animals to rehab

Husbandry

Zoonotic diseases

Veterinary partnership

Supplies

Admission to release

Educational ambassadors 

Funding

Marketing

Volunteers

Upcoming Topics

TBA

BECOMING A 501C3

  • Step by step guide on how to become a 501c3 in Georgia

  • Will be scheduled in September or October on a Sunday 

Creating a website on Wix or GoDaddy

Reuniting Fawns

Reuniting Squirrels

Renesting Songbird Nestlings

Reuniting Songbird Fledglings

Renesting and Reuniting Young Birds of Prey

Wildlife Resources and Education Network  501c3 tax ID #47-3844358

We are an all volunteer organization.

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