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In addition to the actual care, rehabilitation, treatment and release of native wild bird species, Wings has taken a very active role in preventative rehabilitation, conducting informative talk shows within our communities and schools to better educate the public about the importance of living in harmony with our natural world. Youth interest in our group has always been enthusiastic and we have encouraged our "Future Leaders of Tomorrow" to become more wildlife aware by organizing flexible volunteer programs to suit their individual needs. Wings passerine and head office centres have worked in partnership with many area schools to provide a learning environment for students taking part in internships and community volunteer programs. Wings is able to offer a unique training experience for those contemplating a career in the field of veterinary medicine, biology, ecology, forestry, the animal health care sciences, and environmental stewardship.

In addition to volunteer placement opportunities, Wings is a proud supporter of the Alternative Measures Program, offering young offenders the option of completing their community service requirements by taking an active role in the day-to-day operations at our two centres. When grant funding is available, Wings provides temporary student employment through government sponsored programs such as Futures, Summer Career Placements, Fast Forward, and other Human Resources Development job creation programs.

Wings believes that education is one of the most important aspects of any successful wildlife rehabilitation program. By offering a first hand look at nature's casualties, we hope that many participants will be inspired to become better tuned to the world in which we live and the responsibilities we all must share as custodians of our environment.

 
 
 
 

Nancy Philips with Eagle
 
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