Wildlife Course

Do you fancy learning the basic principles of Wildlife First Aid and Rescue? Do you want to find out how you can better help when you find a wildlife casualty? Then this course is for you!

The course is either a FULL DAY or EVENING COURSE divided into three 90-120 minute sessions with PowerPoint presentations showing videos and photos plus a few practical tasks.

Session 1) Background, Health & Safety and Basic First Aid Practices and Principles.

Session 2) Wild Bird Rescue plus Amphibian & Reptile Rescue.

Session 3) Wild Mammal Rescue.

Rescuers help a badger fallen into a basement in Hastings.

The aim of the course is show people how they can help especially in the initial stages of a rescue when you first find a casualty, and what you can do whilst waiting for a rescue service to arrive plus give you back ground on what you can do to help when they arrive. It also helps people in situations where a rescue service may take a while to arrive and members of the public might need to step in and attempt capture before a rescue service arrives.

The course helps prepare people so they hopefully don’t panic and make the situation worse or make some common mistakes as well as preparing people for what the rescue service might do on arrival as you may be needed to help them with the rescue. The presentations show pictures and video footage of sick and injured casualties so it is not suitable for anyone of a sensitive nature nor those aged under 16.

What would you do if you discovered this fox?

WRAS founder Trevor Weeks MBE is running the courses. He has over 38 years experience of wildlife rescue. He has also worked from International Animal Rescue and British Divers Marine Life Rescue.

The course is not currently suitable for people who are hard of hearing or with visual impairment (although we hope to be able to run courses which are at a later date once we have obtained advice on the best way of doing so).

Rescuers use a mobile phone to look for a bird trapped in a chimney.

The venue is at our Casualty Centre and involves climbing a set of stairs, unfortunately there is no lift.

Booking Essential and Limited to 6 people maximum per course.

LOCATION: East Sussex WRAS, Unit 2 The Shaw Barn, A22, Whitesmith, East Sussex, BN8 6JD. (5 minutes north of Hailsham on the A22).

COST: £25 per person (plus fees)

CURRENT EVENING COURSES:

A series of three, 2 hour long, evenings presentations.

Wednesday 16th, 23rd & 30th October 2019 7pm - 9pm. FULL

Monday 10th, 17th, 24th February 2020 7pm - 9pm. To Book Click HERE 5 places left.

Wednesday 8th, 15th & 22nd April 2020 7pm - 9pm. To Book Click HERE. 5 places left.

CURRENT ONE-DAY COURSES:

A series of three 2 hours long, presentations spread over one day.

Saturday 2nd November 2019. 10am till 5.30pm. To Book Click Here. 1 place left.

Saturday 16th November 2019. 10am till 5.30pm. FULL

Saturday 1st February 2020. 10am till 5.30pm. FULL

Saturday 7th December 2019. 10am till 5.30pm. FULL

Saturday 18th January 2020. 10am till 5.30pm. FULL

Friday 6th March 2020. 10am till 5.30pm. FULL

Saturday 7th March 2020. 10am till 5.30pm. Click Here to Book. 1 place left.

Saturday 18th April 2020. 10am till 5.30pm. Click Here to Book. 1 place left.

Saturday 2nd May 2020. 10am till 5.30pm. Click Here to Book. 2 places left.

Saturday 6th June 2020. 10am till 5.30pm. Click Here to Book. 6 places left.

Saturday 4th July 2020. 10am till 5.30pm. Click Here to Book. 6 places left.

Additional Courses will be booked, these will normally be for the 1st Saturday in the month.

Rescuers help a pigeon stuck in a drain near Heathfield.
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