Ohio 
Wildlife 
Rehabilitators 
Association

Registration will go live for the events listed below beginning September 15th.  OWRA Members will receive priority registration through September 30, 2017.  Registration will open to the public on October 1, 2017.


Upcoming events

    • 03 Nov 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Cherry Valley Lodge - Newark, OH
    • 2
    Register

    This workshop covers microscopy basics: equipment capabilities and set-up, how to tune your scope to get the best images and information possible, basic care.  Blood smears: blood sampling and techniques for preparing slides, blood cell ID, differential counts, recognizing hemoparasites and artifacts. Fecals: techniques for preparation; flotation and direct smears, ID of common fecal parasites. External parasites: techniques for sampling and preparing slides, ID of common external parasites. Hands on practice with microscopes and blood smears from various species (preparation of smears, staining and evaluating).  Powerpoint images for parasite ID rather than physical slides  Registration fee includes handouts and certificate of completion.  This workshop has been approved for CE Credit by the OMVLB.  Separate registration required. Instructor: Dr. Kim Cook, DVM & Dr. Lynn Dunlap, DVM. 

    Registration Information (use show details for pricing, full registration information and policies)

    • Pre-conference workshop with limited registration
    • OWRA Members receive PRIORITY registration September 15 - 30th.  Workshop will be available to everyone on October 1.
    • May attend the workshop without registering for the conference; separate registration required for all pre-conference workshops. 
    • Registration fee includes handouts and certificate of completion
    • Membership must be current at the time of registration to receive the member discount. Membership period is Jan 1- Dec 31 and is not prorated.
    • Lunch is optional with this class for an additional $20; separate registration required. Vegetarian option available.
    • Walk-ins are accepted if space is available
    • Payment is due upon arrival
      • Pre-registration is preferred

    If you need more information about the workshop, please email conference@owra.org.  For questions regarding your registration email registration@owra.org.

    • 03 Nov 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Cherry Valley Lodge - Newark, OH
    • 27
    Register

    Project Learning Tree - Ohio is a comprehensive environmental education program that strives to deliver all aspects of the award-winning international Project Learning Tree (PTL) program.  

    PLT helps educators with balanced, non-biased learning experiences for early childhood through 12th grade that encompass the total environment -- land, air, water, plants, and animals -- including humans. PLT activities are correlated to state and national education standards.

    PLT uses the forest as a "window" into the natural world, helping young people gain an awareness and knowledge of the world around them, as well as their place within it.

    PLT works in the city or the country, indoors or out-of-doors, whether there is a single tree or a forest.

    Registration fee includes certificate of completion and handouts. Lunch option available. Separate registration required. Instructor: Sue Wintering

    Registration Information (use show details for pricing, full registration information and policies)

    • Pre-conference workshop with limited registration
    • OWRA Members receive PRIORITY registration September 15 - 30th.  Workshop will be available to everyone on October 1.
    • May attend the workshop without registering for the conference; separate registration required for all pre-conference workshops. 
    • Registration fee includes handouts and certificate of completion
    • Membership must be current at the time of registration to receive the member discount. Membership period is Jan 1- Dec 31 and is not prorated.
    • Lunch is optional with this class for an additional $20; separate registration required. Vegetarian option available.
    • Walk-ins are accepted if space is available
      • Payment is due upon arrival
      • Certificate of completion, handouts, and lunch are not guaranteed without pre-registration
      • Pre-registration is preferred

    If you need more information about the workshop, please email conference@owra.org.  For questions regarding your registration email registration@owra.org.

    • 03 Nov 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Cherry Valley Lodge - Newark, OH
    • 3
    Register

    The IWR class covers wildlife rehabilitation regulations in Ohio, handling wildlife calls, neonatal care of orphaned wildlife, zoonotic diseases, stabilization, and transportation of Category 1 species (tree squirrels, ground squirrels, and Eastern Cottontail Rabbits). This class, or an equivalent, is required by the Ohio Division of Wildlife to apply for a Category 1 Rehabilitation Permit. Lunch is included in this workshop. Separate registration required. Instructor: Kristen Beck

    Registration Information (use show details for pricing, full registration information and policies)

    • Pre-conference workshop with limited registration
    • OWRA Members receive PRIORITY registration September 15 - 30.  Registration will be made public starting October 1.
    • May attend the Introduction to Wildlife Rehabilitation training without registering for the conference; separate registration required.
    • Registration fee includes manual, handouts, certificate of completion, and lunch
    • To receive the discounted rate of $35 when attending with conference both registrations must be submitted at the same time
    • Lunch is provided with this class (vegetarian option will be provided)
    • Walk-ins are accepted if space is available
      • Payment is due upon arrival
      • Certificate of completion, manual, and lunch are not guaranteed without pre-registration
      • Pre-registration is preferred

    If you need more informaton about the class, please email iwr@owra.org. For questions regarding your registration, please email registration@owra.org.

    • 03 Nov 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Cherry Valley Lodge - Newark, OH
    • 11
    Register
    The RVS training covers current regulations, status of rabies in Ohio, special considerations in RVS rehabilitation, capture and restraint, exposure protocol, testing, and species information and health considerations of raccoons, skunks, foxes, and bats. This workshop, or equivalent, is required by the Ohio Division of Wildlife in order to accept rabies vector species for wildlife rehabilitation. It is not required if you do not handle these species, but is highly recommended. Separate registration required. Instructor: Barbara Ray and Judith Vaughn, CET

    Registration Information
    • Pre-conference workshop with limited registration
    • May attend the workshop without registering for the conference; separate registration required for all pre-conference workshops.
    • Registration fee includes manual, lunch and certificate of completion
    • Membership must be current at the time of registration in order to receive the member discount. Membership period is Jan 1- Dec 31 and is not prorated.
    • Walk-ins are accepted if space is available
    • Payment is due upon arrival
    • Lunch, manual, and certificate of completion are not guaranteed without pre-registration
    • Pre-registration preferred

    If you need more information about this class, please contact education@owra.org. For questions regarding your registration, please email registration@owra.org


    • 03 Nov 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Cherry Valley Lodge - Newark, OH
    Register

    Soup, Salad & Sandwich Buffet

    Join us for lunch if you are taking one of the half-day workshops. Separate registration required.

    Lunch Menu: Soup du Jour, Harvest Salad, (Ohio Field Greens, Craisins, Candied Pecans, Crumbled Blue Cheese, and Balsamic Vinaigrette), Albacore Tuna Salad and Tropical Chicken Salad served with miniature Croissants and Rolls, Cottage Cheese and Pasta Salad. 

     

    Please note: If you have registered for Introduction to Wildlife Training or the Rabies Vector Species Workshop lunch is provided and you do not need to re-register and pay for lunch. The optional lunch is for half-day workshops only.

    • 03 Nov 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Cherry Valley Lodge - Newark, OH
    • 2
    Register

    This workshop will cover the when, what, why and how of fluid therapy in avian, mammal and reptile species.  When to consider fluid therapy, how to assess dehydration, what type of fluids to use, what route of administration to choose, what type of equipment you’ll need and how to use it, restraint and administration sites, hands on practice. Registration fee includes handouts and certificate of completion.  This workshop has been approved for CE Credit by the OMVLB. Separate registration required. Instructor: Dr. Kim Cook, DVM & Dr. Lynn Dunlap, DVM. 

    Registration Information (use show details for pricing, full registration information and policies)

    • Pre-conference workshop with limited registration
    • OWRA Members receive PRIORITY registration September 15 - 30th.  Workshop will be available to everyone on October 1.
    • May attend the workshop without registering for the conference; separate registration required for all pre-conference workshops. 
    • Registration fee includes handouts and certificate of completion
    • Membership must be current at the time of registration to receive the member discount. Membership period is Jan 1- Dec 31 and is not prorated.
    • Lunch is optional with this class for an additional $20; separate registration required. Vegetarian option available.
    • Walk-ins are accepted if space is available
    • Payment is due upon arrival
      • Pre-registration is preferred

    If you need more information about the workshop, please email conference@owra.org.  For questions regarding your registration email registration@owra.org.

    • 03 Nov 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Cherry Valley Lodge - Newark, OH
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    This 4-hour workshop will dive deep int the understanding of behavior and training using applied applied behavior analysis and positive reinforcement. The four quadrants of learning theory will be explained with examples showing videos of training, live demonstrations, and volunteer participation. Beginning approaches in training will be covered to set attendees up for success in their training plans with educational animals. This workshop will be very interactive, fun and give an inspiring perspective on how we interact and present our education animals. Animals will be present for live demonstrations. 

    Registration fee includes certificate of completion and handouts. Lunch option available. Separate registration required. Instructor: Lara Joseph

    Registration Information (use show details for pricing, full registration information and policies)

    • Pre-conference workshop with limited registration
    • OWRA Members receive PRIORITY registration September 15 - 30th.  Workshop will be available to everyone on October 1.
    • May attend the workshop without registering for the conference; separate registration required for all pre-conference workshops. 
    • Registration fee includes handouts and certificate of completion
    • Membership must be current at the time of registration to receive the member discount. Membership period is Jan 1- Dec 31 and is not prorated.
    • Lunch is optional with this class for an additional $20; separate registration required. Vegetarian option available.
    • Walk-ins are accepted if space is available
      • Payment is due upon arrival
      • Certificate of completion, handouts, and lunch are not guaranteed without pre-registration
      • Pre-registration is preferred

    If you need more information about the workshop, please email conference@owra.org.  For questions regarding your registration email registration@owra.org.

    • 03 Nov 2017
    • 5:30 PM
    • 05 Nov 2017
    • 1:00 PM
    • Cherry Valley Lodge - Newark, OH
    • 104
    Register

    Join OWRA for this once a year opportunity to improve your knowledge and skills, network with other wildlife rehabilitators, and have fun in the process! This year we are excited to celebrate the silver anniversary of OWRA's Annual Conference.  Break out sessions will feature topics ranging from raptor conditioning and permit Q&A to White Nose Syndrome treatment case study and organizational development.  Featured speakers include: Founding OWRA Member - Betty Ross, Harry Peachey of Conservation Messaging,  and Dale Gnidovec, Collections Manager & Curator of the Orton Geological Museum.  

    Registration Information (use show details for pricing, full registration information and policies)

    • Registration for the conference includes participation in concurrent sessions, certificate of completion and the following meals: appetizers at the Friday icebreaker reception, Saturday breakfast, lunch and dinner, and Sunday breakfast (vegetarian options are available)
    • Registrants pay the full registration fee whether or not they utilize all services or attend all sessions offered (registration fee only covers the cost of meals)
    • May attend the conference without attending pre-conference workshops. Separate registration required for all events.
    • Membership must be current at the time of registration in order to receive the member discount. Membership period is Jan 1 - Dec 31 and is not prorated.
    • Children under 12 are discouraged; children under 18 must pay the student fee and be supervised by a paying adult
    • Walk-ins are accepted
      • Payment due upon arrival
      • Certificate of completion not guaranteed without pre-registration
      • Pre-registration preferred

    If you need more information about the annual conference, please email conference@owra.org. For questions regarding your registration, please email registration@owra.org.

    • 04 Nov 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Cherry Valley Lodge - Newark, OH
    • 29
    Register

    Saturday Night Banquet Guest

    The Annual Banquet will feature great food, cash bar, and lots of socializing and fun.  Our guest speaker will be Harry Peachey, Owner-Operator of Conservation Messaging  and former Curator of Mainland Asia and Elephant Manager of Columbus Zoo & Aquarium.  Harry will deliver a presentation that focused on the illegal wildlife trade, in particular the global trade and it's impact on wild populations of elephants, rhinos, tigers and pangolins.

    The annual raffle and silent auction will take place during the evening.  


    Please note: The Saturday night banquet is included with the Annual Conference registration.  This option is for guest that are only attending our Saturday Night Conference Banquet.

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