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Class Registration

The following TMWR training classes are available. You can register and pay for a class online by clicking the appropriate Register button. You may also register offline if registration contact information is listed for a class.

Some classes have prerequisites. Please be sure you meet these requirements before registering.

Upcoming Classes

Class Details

Wildlife Rehabilitation Skills Workshop: Introduction to Wildlife Rehabilitation
This class is designed for the general public and animal control officers who want to learn about what is involved in the rehabilitation of our native wildlife.
The topics of this course are listed below:
-What is, and what it is not wildlife rehabilitation? Why?
-The main goal of wildlife rehabilitation.
-State and federal regulations.
-Wildlife rehabilitation permits requirements.
-Important factors that need to be considered when rehabilitating wildlife.
-Available resources.
Class qualifies for 4 hours CE credit for ACO's.
Instructor is Belen Nobert
This course will consist of a lecture combined with a lab and class discussions of real live situations. A fee of $30 will cover classroom instruction, the class manual, and any other materials given during class. Payment is due before class starts. Material will be sent via email upon payment. A minimum of 5 registered students required to offer this class.
When: Saturday, January 19, 2019 from 8:30am to 12:30pm
Where: City of Plano: Animal Services, 4028 W Plano Pkwy, Plano, TX 75093, USA
Fee: $30
Register: Visit www.txmetrowildlife.org, click "Classes" tab, register & pay by PayPal/ credit card, or contact Belen at 817-676-6079 or sraardilla@hotmail.com
Cottontail 101: Wildlife Rehabilitation Skills Workshop
The topics of this course are listed below:
-Natural history
-Development, housing, nutrition
-Release criteria
-Human conflict/resolution
-Health risk
Class qualifies for 3 hours CE credit for ACO's.
Instructor is Belen Nobert
This course will consist of a lecture combined with a lab and class discussions of real live situations.The fee will cover classroom instruction, the class manual, and any other materials given during class. Payment is due before class starts. Material will be sent via email upon payment. A minimum of 5 registered students is required to offer this class.
When: Saturday, January 19, 2019 from 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Where: City of Plano: Animal Services, 4028 W Plano Pkwy, Plano, TX 75093, USA
Fee: $30
Register: Visit www.txmetrowildlife.org, click "Classes" tab, register & pay by PayPal/ credit card, or contact Belen at 817-676-6079 or sraardilla@hotmail.com
Squirrel 101 - Wildlife Rehabilitation Skills Workshop
This class is designed for wildlife rehabilitators or individuals who are interested in learning how to care for orphaned, ill, and injured squirrels.
The topics of this course are listed below:
-The squirrels of Texas
-Squirrel natural history and squirrel rehabilitation
-Developmental stages, nutrition, and housing
-Common problems, causes, and solutions
-Release
-Health Risks
-Lab - feeding and handling

This course will consist of a lecture combined with a lab and class discussions of real live situations. The fee will cover classroom instruction, the class manual, and any other materials given during class. Payment is due before class starts. Class manual will be sent via email upon payment. A minimum of 5 registered students is required to offer this class.
Class qualifies for 4 hours CE credit for ACO's.
When: Saturday, February 16, 2019 from 8:30am to 12:30pm
Where: City of Plano: Animal Services, 4028 W Plano Pkwy, Plano, TX 75093, USA
Fee: $30
Register: Visit www.txmetrowildlife.org, click "Classes" tab, register & pay by PayPal/ credit card, or contact Belen at 817-676-6079 or sraardilla@hotmail.com
Euthanasia in Wildlife: Wildlife Rehabilitation Skills Workshop
This class is designed for wildlife rehabilitators and ACOs who are interested in learning more advanced topics in wildlife. The topics of this course are listed below:
-Code of ethics of a wildlife rehabilitator
-What is euthanasia. AVMA guidelines
-Methods appropriate for wildlife and guideline when to euthanize
-Discussion- Presentation of real life cases
-Emotional and psychological aspects. Grief and different stages
-Compassion fatigue. how to cope with it
Class qualifies for 2 hours CE credit for ACO's.
Instructor is Belen Nobert
This course will consist of a lecture and class discussions of real live situations. A fee of $15 will cover classroom instruction, the class manual, and any other materials given during class. Payment is due before class starts. Material will be sent via email upon payment. A minimum of 5 registered students is required to offer this class.
When: Saturday, February 16, 2019 from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Where: City of Plano: Animal Services, 4028 W Plano Pkwy, Plano, TX 75093, USA
Fee: $15
Register: Visit www.txmetrowildlife.org, click "Classes" tab, register & pay by PayPal/ credit card, or contact Belen at 817-676-6079 or sraardilla@hotmail.com
Wildlife Rehabilitation Skills Workshop: Introduction to Wildlife Rehabilitation
This class is designed for the general public and animal control officers who want to learn about what is involved in the rehabilitation of our native wildlife.
The topics of this course are listed below:
-What is, and what it is not wildlife rehabilitation? Why?
-The main goal of wildlife rehabilitation.
-State and federal regulations.
-Wildlife rehabilitation permits requirements.
-Important factors that need to be considered when rehabilitating wildlife.
-Available resources.
Class qualifies for 4 hours CE credit for ACO's.
Instructor is Belen Nobert
This course will consist of a lecture combined with a lab and class discussions of real live situations. A fee of $30 will cover classroom instruction, the class manual, and any other materials given during class. Payment is due before class starts. Material will be sent via email upon payment. A minimum of 5 registered students required to offer this class.
When: Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 8:30am to 12:30pm
Where: Arlington Animal Shelter, 1000 SE Green Oaks Blvd, Arlington, TX 76018, USA
Fee: $30
Register: Visit www.txmetrowildlife.org, click "Classes" tab, register & pay by PayPal/ credit card, or contact Belen at 817-676-6079 or sraardilla@hotmail.com
Cottontail 101: Wildlife Rehabilitation Skills Workshop
The topics of this course are listed below:
-Natural history
-Development, housing, nutrition
-Release criteria
-Human conflict/resolution
-Health risk
Class qualifies for 3 hours CE credit for ACO's.
Instructor is Belen Nobert
This course will consist of a lecture combined with a lab and class discussions of real live situations. The fee will cover classroom instruction, the class manual, and any other materials given during class. Payment is due before class starts. Material will be sent via email upon payment. A minimum of 5 registered students is required to offer this class.
When: Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Where: City of Arlington: Animal Services, 1000 SE Green Oaks Blvd., Arlington, 76018 USA
Fee: $30
Register: Visit www.txmetrowildlife.org, click "Classes" tab, register & pay by PayPal/ credit card, or contact Belen at 817-676-6079 or sraardilla@hotmail.com
Squirrel 101 - Wildlife Rehabilitation Skills Workshop
This class is designed for wildlife rehabilitators or individuals who are interested in learning how to care for orphaned, ill, and injured squirrels.
The topics of this course are listed below:
-The squirrels of Texas
-Squirrel natural history and squirrel rehabilitation
-Developmental stages, nutrition, and housing
-Common problems, causes, and solutions
-Release
-Health Risks
-Lab - feeding and handling

This course will consist of a lecture combined with a lab and class discussions of real live situations. The fee will cover classroom instruction, the class manual, and any other materials given during class. Payment is due before class starts. Class manual will be sent via email upon payment. A minimum of 5 registered students is required to offer this class.
Class qualifies for 4 hours CE credit for ACO's.
When: Saturday, March 16, 2019 from 8:30am to 12:30pm
Where: City of Arlington: Animal Services, 1000 SE Green Oaks Blvd., Arlington, TX 76018, USA
Fee: $30
Register: Visit www.txmetrowildlife.org, click "Classes" tab, register & pay by PayPal/ credit card, or contact Belen at 817-676-6079 or sraardilla@hotmail.com
Euthanasia in Wildlife: Wildlife Rehabilitation Skills Workshop
This class is designed for wildlife rehabilitators and ACOs who are interested in learning more advanced topics in wildlife. The topics of this course are listed below:
-Code of ethics of a wildlife rehabilitator
-What is euthanasia. AVMA guidelines
-Methods appropriate for wildlife and guideline when to euthanize
-Discussion- Presentation of real life cases
-Emotional and psychological aspects. Grief and different stages
-Compassion fatigue. how to cope with it
Class qualifies for 2 hours CE credit for ACO's.
Instructor is Belen Nobert
This course will consist of a lecture and class discussions of real live situations. A fee of $15 will cover classroom instruction, the class manual, and any other materials given during class. Payment is due before class starts. Material will be sent via email upon payment. A minimum of 5 registered students is required to offer this class.
When: Saturday, March 16, 2019 from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Where: City of Arlington: Animal Services, 1000 SE Green Oaks Blvd., Arlington, 76018 USA
Fee: $15
Register: Visit www.txmetrowildlife.org, click "Classes" tab, register & pay by PayPal/ credit card, or contact Belen at 817-676-6079 or sraardilla@hotmail.com
Well Baby Care (Day 1 of 2)
**PLEASE NOTE**
REGISTER FOR DAY ONE ONLY (Saturday)**
DO NOT REGISTER FOR SUNDAY
THE ONE TIME FEE OF $120 COVERS BOTH DAYS.
This is day 1 of a 2 day course.
This is a 2 day program on 3/23 and 3/24 from 9 am to 5 pm each day.
Must attend both days to receive credit. Instructor is Kate Rugroden.
Class qualifies for 16 hours of CE credit for ACOs.
When: Saturday, March 23, 2019 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
Where: Plano Animal Services Department, 4028 W Plano Pkwy, Plano, TX 75093, USA
Fee: $120
Register: Contact Kate Rugroden at bwmidcities@batworld.org or call 817-229-5653.
Well Baby Care (Day 2 of 2)
**PLEASE NOTE**
REGISTER FOR DAY ONE ONLY (Saturday)**
DO NOT REGISTER FOR SUNDAY.
The one time fee of $120 covers both days. Learn all about well baby care for widlife. This is day 2 of a 2 day course on 3/23 and 3/24 from 9 am to 5 pm each day. Must attend both days to receive credit. Instructor is Kate Rugroden.
Class qualifies for 16 hours CE credit for ACOs.
When: Sunday, March 24, 2019 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
Where: Plano Animal Services Department, 4028 W Plano Pkwy, Plano, TX 75093, USA
Fee: $one time
Register: Email Kate at bwmidcities@batworld.org or call 817-229-5653.
Wildlife Rehabilitation Basics: Advanced Topics (Day 1 of 2)
**PLEASE NOTE** REGISTER FOR DAY ONE ONLY (Saturday)**
THE ONE TIME FEE OF $120 COVERS BOTH DAYS.
DO NOT REGISTER FOR SUNDAY
This is day 1 of a 2 day course on 4/6 and 4/7 from 9 am to 5pm each day. Must attend both days to receive credit. Instructor is Kate Rugroden.
Class qualifies for 16 hours CE credit for ACOs.
When: Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
Where: Plano Animal Services Department, 4028 W Plano Pkwy, Plano, TX 75093, USA
Fee: $120
Register: Email Kate at bwmidcities@batworld.org or call 817-229-5653.
Wildlife Rehabilitation Basics: Advanced Topics (Day 2 of 2)
**PLEASE NOTE** REGISTER FOR DAY ONE ONLY (Saturday)**
THE ONE TIME FEE OF $120 COVERS BOTH DAYS.
DO NOT REGISTER FOR SUNDAY
This is day 2 of a 2 day course on 4/6 and 4/7 from 9 am to 5 pm each day. Learn more about advanced topics such as wounds, euthanasia, rehydration, etc. in wildlife. Must attend both days to receive credit. Instructor is Kate Rugroden.
Class qualifies for 16 hours CE credit for ACOs.
When: Sunday, April 7, 2019 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
Where: Plano Animal Services Department, 4028 W Plano Pkwy, Plano, TX 75093, USA
Fee: $one time
Register: Email Kate at bwmidcities@batworld.org or call 817-229-5653.
Opossum Care
Learn all about how to raise orphaned opossums from babies to release. Instructor is Kate Rugroden.
Class qualifies for 4 hours CE credit for ACO's.
When: Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 8:30am to 12:30pm
Where: Plano Animal Services Department, 4028 W Plano Pkwy, Plano, TX 75093, USA
Fee: $30
Register: Email Kate at bwmidcities@batworld.org or call 817-229-5653.
Raccoon Care
Learn all about how to raise orphaned raccoons from babies to release. Instructor is Kate Rugroden.
Class qualifies for 4 hours CE credit for ACO's.
When: Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Where: Plano Animal Services Department, 4028 W Plano Pkwy, Plano, TX 75093, USA
Fee: $30
Register: Email Kate at bwmidcities@batworld.org or call 817-229-5653.
Upcoming Events
Class: Wildlife Rehabilitation Skills Workshop: Introduction to Wildlife Rehabilitation
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:30am
Class: Cottontail 101: Wildlife Rehabilitation Skills Workshop
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:30pm
Volunteer Orientation
Sat Feb 2, 2019 10:30am
Class: Squirrel 101 - Wildlife Rehabilitation Skills Workshop
Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:30am
Class: Euthanasia in Wildlife: Wildlife Rehabilitation Skills Workshop
Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:30pm
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Cottontails
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