First Responder Training for Animal Rescue Team

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IF YOU FIND A STRANDED MARINE ANIMAL ON FISHERS CALL THE AQUARIUM @ (860) 572-5955 X 107 AND THEY WILL CONTACT THE 1ST RESPONDERS ON THE ISLAND TO MANAGE THE SITUATION.

Saturday, December 14
Fishers Island Community Center

We have at least 10 people registered so it is a GO!

Join the group for this FREE class by simply registering here – they just want to know who is coming.

Join trainer Sarah Callan from the Mystic Aquarium to get oriented to the Aquarium and its Stranding Program, then get fully trained to join the Animal Rescue Team. First Responders are typically the first set of eyes and ears in the field assessing reports of stranded marine mammals and sea turtles. Especially on Fishers, where it could take up to 24 hours for Aquarium experts to respond, it is critical to have a network of First Responders who can monitor the situation. Any community member 18 years or older is welcome to join this FREE training. Decide at the end of the class whether the team is for you!

Please visit the Mystic Aquarium website www.mysticaquarium.org/conservation-impact/animal-rescue/  Pan to the bottom of the page where you will then find brief information and a link for the classes offered this fall. Select the “Dates & Registration” button.  This will take you to the registration site. You must register through the website to reserve your space in the class (please do not email).

You may also visit the link here for a direct connection to the registration page.
(Even though it says ‘Purchase Tickets” it is free and just a registration app.)

Finally, if you need to cancel your registration please call 860-572-5955 x520. This is very important.  We need an accurate count of who we should be expecting, please contact x520 if you will no longer be attending. Consider that for some of these classes we are taking ferry rides, therefore our preference is to know if the class will be well attended in advance.  Thanks for your attention to this.

Janelle Schuh

Animal Rescue Program Manager

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