First Responders

Wildlife First Responders Course 2018

Registration has closed for the Wildlife First Responder class.

Thank you for your interest!

Back by popular demand! Have you ever wished you’d known how to handle a wildlife
emergency? A hawk hit by a car on a roadside? Ducklings stranded away from their
mother? This year, to meet demand, our Wildlife First Responder will be held in a larger
space on the campus of Allegheny College in Meadville, PA. It will be Saturday,
February 24 from 9am-5pm. Tamarack’s live ambassador raptors will be available for
participants to meet during the class.

This course will teach you when to intervene and when not to, and how to capture,
stabilize and transport injured wildlife. In addition to learning how to respond when
encountering wildlife in need, past participants have gone on to become phone helpline
volunteers, transporters and onsite volunteers.

The course cost is $40 and includes lunch. Those wishing to volunteer answering phone
calls on our wildlife helpline will be given a priority in registration until January 1 and will
receive a rebate of $20 when they begin volunteering for a 4 hour weekly shift in that
capacity (with mentoring) following the course.

Registration information and forms are available at, or call the
center at 814-763- 2574. Previous participants are welcome to attend for a refresher at
no cost if there is room ($10 if having lunch), but should register. Early registration is

What: Learn to be a Wildlife First Responder
Where: Quigley Hall Room 101 (Allegheny College), Allegheny Street, Meadville PA 16335 (Get Directions)
When:  Saturday February 24 9am-5pm.
Who: Adults
Fee: $40. Lunch included.

Registration has closed for the Wildlife First Responder class.

Thank you for your interest!

To Register:
Print or Download form: Click herefill it out and mail it with your $40 check to the
address shown on the form.  If needing to pay in cash, call the center for instructions.

If the form is not available, call us and leave your name and address and we will mail you a
copy of the form.

Our wildlife thanks you!

More information: Call Tamarack at (814) 763-2574

Tamarack Wildlife Rehabilitation & Education Center

Tamarack specializes in the rescue, treatment and release of injured, orphaned and sick wildlife. Additionally,Tamarack provides public education programs and materials on the behavior, feeding habits, and natural habitats of many of Pennsylvania’s species of wildlife.

The injured, orphaned, and sick wildlife depend entirely upon the donations of generous people like you for their second chance at life. We thank those who have assisted in the lives of each animal who has passed through our doors, as well as those who will help them in the future.

Tamarack Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3)corporation.