Each year, the Department's Adobe Mountain Wildlife Center takes in hundreds of sick and injured native wildlife. Many of those animals are able to be rehabilitated and released back into the wild. Due to the seriousness of their condition, however, some are not able to be released. These animals must be cared for on a long-term basis.
For most of the year, the Adobe Mountain Wildlife Center is not open to the public. However, once each year, we open the doors and allow people the opportunity to see this remarkable facility, to experience wildlife up close, and learn what it takes to rehabitate and care for hundreds of animals.
The Open House is free to the public. This year it is taking place on Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18 from 10am to 3pm daily. The Adobe Mountain Wildlife Center is located on the northwest corner of I-17 and Pinnacle Peak Road. Download the flyer for more information.
Since this is such a unique experience, we have decided to offer professional development hours for any educators who choose to come on the Saturday and complete some short activities. This opportunity is different than other trainings and workshops you may have attended in the past. "Choose Your Own Adventure" may be the best way to describe it. After arriving at the Open House, you will check-in at the education booth. Then you will receive some materials to help guide you through the event. For each activity that you participate in, you can earn credit. You can do as much or as little as you choose.
Remember that the educator professional development is ONLY AVAILABLE ON SATURDAY.
Although walk-ins are welcome, registration is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. To register, complete the form below. All registered participants will leave with a complete collection of resources and lessons.
For any additional information about this educator training, please contact Eric Proctor. For general questions about the Open House, contact Mike Demlong.
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To register, complete and submit the form below.