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OWRA Annual Conference

"Pearls of Wisdom" Join us for our 30th Annual Wildlife Rehabilitators Association Conference!

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OWRA Annual Conference
OWRA Annual Conference

Time & Location

Nov 03, 2023, 8:00 AM – Nov 05, 2023, 3:00 PM

Dublin, 5605 Blazer Pkwy, Dublin, OH 43017, USA

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About the event

OWRA Member pre-sale: Aug 15.  Open sales: Aug 25.

Join us for the 30th Annual OWRA Conference.  Whether you are a seasoned rehabilitator or looking to start as a volunteer, this conference covers it all.  Sessions taught by the Raptor Center of Minnesota, The Ohio State University, PAWS, and USFWS.  Pre-conference workshops Friday.  

For group hotel reservation click here.  Group rate good until October 12, 2023.

For grants and scholarships for conference fees, click here.

For session description and schedule, click here.

This event has a group. You’re welcome to join the group once you register for the event.

Schedule


  • 3 hours

    Fluid Therapy


  • 4 hours

    Fruits to Flies; Songbird Workshop

5 more items available

Tickets

  • 2023 OWRA Conference Nov 3-5

    Speakers for the 2023 conference include John Harder, Stan Gehrt, Dr. Rosenhagen, Dean Rustin Moore, Gail Buhl and Melissa Moore and many others! Conference ticket includes icebreaker appetizers Friday evening through breakfast Sunday morning including Saturday dinner banquet. All Saturday and Sunday classes included in the conference registration. Does NOT include pre-conference workshops.

    From $125.00 to $200.00
    Sale ended
    • $200.00
      +$5.00 service fee
    • $175.00
      +$4.38 service fee
    • $125.00
      +$3.13 service fee
  • Introduction to Wildlife Rehab

    (9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) IWR covers wildlife rehabilitation regulations in Ohio, handling wildlife calls, neonatal care of orphaned wildlife, zoonotic diseases, stabilization and transportation of Category I species. This class, or an equivalent, is required by the Ohio Division of Wildlife to apply for a Category I Rehabilitation Permit. Registration fee includes manual, handouts, certificate of completion and lunch. Instructors: Elisabeth Hartman and Becky Crow

    From $30.00 to $55.00
    Sale ended
    • $55.00
      +$1.38 service fee
    • $45.00
      +$1.13 service fee
    • $30.00
      +$0.75 service fee
  • Rabies Vector Species Training

    (9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) RVS encompasses current regulations, status of rabies in Ohio, special considerations in RVS rehabilitation, capture and restraint, exposure protocol, testing, species information and health considerations of raccoons, skunks, foxes and bats. This workshop, or equivalent, is required by Ohio Division of Wildlife to accept rabies vector species for rehabilitation. Registration fee includes manual, handouts, certificate of completion and lunch. Instructor: Barbara Ray

    From $30.00 to $55.00
    Sale ended
    • $55.00
      +$1.38 service fee
    • $45.00
      +$1.13 service fee
    • $30.00
      +$0.75 service fee
  • Operant Learning/Conditioning

    Operant Learning and Conditioning (1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.) Discover the basics of operant conditioning and learning. Join Melissa Moore and Gail Buhl as they discuss working with ambassador animals. This workshop will help you improve the welfare of your ambassador animals and improve education programming. Instructors: Melissa Moore and Gail Buhl

    From $30.00 to $40.00
    Sale ended
    • $40.00
      +$1.00 service fee
    • $30.00
      +$0.75 service fee
  • Eastern Cottontail Rabbit

    Eastern Cottontail Rabbit Rehabilitation (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.) For many, Eastern Cottontail Rabbits are one of the most difficult species to successfully raise and/or treat. Take a comprehensive look into natural history as a foundation for wildlife rehabilitation. Learn week by week care protocols including feeding techniques, injury, illness, disease and release criteria from a leading expert in the field! Instructor: Kristen Beck and Pam Amatangelo

    From $30.00 to $40.00
    Sale ended
    • $40.00
      +$1.00 service fee
    • $30.00
      +$0.75 service fee
  • Fluid Therapy

    Fluid Therapy (8:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.) This workshop will cover the when, what, why and how of fluid therapy in various 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 and how to use it, restraint and administration sites, hands on practice. Instructor: Dr. Nicki Rosenhagen

    From $30.00 to $40.00
    Sale ended
    • $40.00
      +$1.00 service fee
    • $30.00
      +$0.75 service fee
  • Reptile/Amphibian Euthanasia

    Reptile/Amphibian Physiology and Euthanasia (1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.) This workshop is designed to help rehabilitators understand the general physiology of reptiles necessary to guide them in humane euthanasia. Reptiles are unique and a difficult species to euthanize properly without causing further harm! Dr. Rosenhagen will explain what to do, what not to do and alternatives. This is a lecture and lab. Participants will practice pithing technique on cadavers. Instructor: Dr. Nicki Rosenhagen

    From $30.00 to $40.00
    Sale ended
    • $40.00
      +$1.00 service fee
    • $30.00
      +$0.75 service fee
  • From Fruits to Flies; Songbird

    From Fruits to Flies; Songbird (8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.) Learn the basics of feeding techniques and diet replication for greater success in your songbird program. Explore the differences in diet styles and formula consistency for an insectivore and how they differ from a frugivore and granivore. Roommate selection…. learn who can pair up and who can't! Equally important is enclosure set up, release standards, techniques for release and much, much more. Instructors: David Donahue and Hardy Kern

    From $30.00 to $40.00
    Sale ended
    • $40.00
      +$1.00 service fee
    • $30.00
      +$0.75 service fee
  • Friday add-on lunch

    West Coast Deli Garden Salad Potato Salad, Cole Slaw Roasted breast of Turkey & Shaved Ham Portabella for Vegetarian Option Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Big Eye Swiss and American Cheeses Choice of Wheat, Sourdough, Multi-grain Petite Rolls Condiments: Tomatoes, Pickles, Mayonnaise, Specialty Mustards, Horseradish and Peppercorn Pastry Freshly brewed coffees and teas Do not register for Friday lunch if you are registered for a full day workshop (IWR or RVS) as the lunch is included.

    $25.00
    +$0.63 service fee
  • Saturday Banquet only

    This is for the Saturday Banquet ONLY. If you are registered for the whole conference the banquet is already included.

    $50.00
    +$1.25 service fee
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  • Conference Vendor

    Vendor registration does not include banquet or workshops. Saturday breakfast and lunch are included. Banquet ticket may be purchased separately.

    $100.00
    +$2.50 service fee
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