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Wild at Heart Birthday Parties

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Wild at Heart is excited to offer birthday parties at our Centre! For 2 hours, attendees will be treated to an interactive presentation about the animals cared for at our Centre, games and crafts (age dependent), and a tour of our Centre. We mean it when we say there is no age restriction to these parties, only a limit on number of attendees (15) per session. Each session is 2 hours in length, and costs $100 (non-refundable).

To book your birthday party at Wild at Heart, please fill in the form below and we will get back to you if that day is available. Weekdays and weekends are available, depending on staffing.

***Note: Wild at Heart does not provide food, drinks, or decorations for the birthday party. If you would like to give us decorations ahead of time to set-up, please ensure decorations are self-standing, or can be hung on the wall with green painter’s tape. We also have room to hang a banner if needed.***

Book your birthday party here.

August Camp Registration NOW OPEN

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Registration is now open for Wild at Heart’s free, 3-day summer day camp for children ages 6-12. The camp will take place from 10am-2pm, August 13-15th at our Centre located in Lively (95 White Road).

Register here: http://wahrefugecentre.org/camp

Monetville P.S. – Education Workshop

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Thank you to Monetville P.S. for hosting Wild at Heart workshops on Friday, April 13, 2018! Students from kindergarten – grade 8 attended, learning about turtle shell repair, bird rehabilitation, problem solved issues for wildlife in Northern Ontario, and learned about feeding natural diets to injured, and orphaned, wildlife.

To learn more about booking an education workshop for your classroom, birthday party, or community group, please visit here. Workshops are available for all ages!

Group work (above): Students problem solved different issues threatening northern Ontario wildlife, and how limited resources can be used to help them.

Project Impact 2018 – THANK YOU!!

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Thank you to everyone who voted for Wild at Heart in Project Impact 2018! We received 403 votes – #2 overall! We are extremely grateful to the Coalition for a Liveable Sudbury, and Project Impact, for providing this opportunity to our organization, and many other deserving local initiatives. Wild at Heart is excited to host a free, 3-day summer camp for children ages 6-12. Registration forms will become available on our website and Facebook page mid-April, 2018.

Photo: Heidi Ulrichsen/Sudbury.com

Read the Sudbury.com article here.

March Break Camp A Success!

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What an amazing turnout for Wild at Heart’s animal care workshops held during the New Sudbury Centre’s March Break programming! Our volunteers hosted a PowerPoint presentation, crafts, and games from 10am-6pm, hosting over 250 children!

Wild at Heart would like to thank: the New Sudbury Centre staff, Science North, Service Ontario, and our Wild at Heart March Break team: Maia, Monica, Aline, Peter, Kim, Philip, Payton, and Jim.

You can check out our full photo album here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you would like to learn more about Wild at Heart’s education outreach programming, please visit http://wahrefugecentre.org/education-workshops

Seedy Saturday – March 3rd

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Thank you to the Sudbury Gardening Festival for hosting another great Seedy Saturday event on March 3rd! Wild at Heart was boothing to talk about our on-site pollinator garden, education volunteer opportunities, and sell some items from our gift shop! Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth to support us, and our mission to rehabilitate Northern Ontario’s sick, injured, and orphaned wildlife.

Visit our shop for Wild at Heart memberships, symbolic adoptions, and hand-drawn cards.

Fill out our volunteer application form to get started helping with animal care, construction, fundraising, gardening, or education.

Vote for Wild at Heart – March 3-18th

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VOTE for Wild at Heart in Project Impact, a Coalition for a Liveable Sudbury initiative! From March 3-18th, you can vote for Wild at Heart at any Greater Sudbury Public Library branches, or online: projectimpact.ca

Wild at Heart gave a 90-second presentation about the project at the Project Impact Community Celebration on Saturday, March 3rd. You can watch it here.

As Wild at Heart continues to expand our education outreach programming, we are looking to offer free day camps to the community. From August 13-15th, we will be hosting day camps for students ages 6-12, focusing on environmental issues like wildlife-human conflict, water pollution, and pollinators and native plants, as well as a field trip to Walden Animal Hospital to learn about their partnership with Wild at Heart.

By removing the cost of admission for these camps, all students will have the opportunity to attend. Students will learn first-hand about local environmental issues, and how they can make a positive difference in their community. This will also raise awareness about Wild at Heart, and let people know where they can bring an injured, orphaned, or sick wild animal.

We need YOUR support to make this 3-day summer day camp possible! Make sure to vote in-person, or online.

Check out Wild at Heart’s Facebook event here (great for reminding you to vote!). Thank you to the Coalition for a Liveable Sudbury for hosting this great, local initiative.

New Sudbury Centre – March Break Day (15th)

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Stop by the New Sudbury Centre March 15th for a full day of Wild at Heart education programming! Families will learn about Wild at Heart and the animals we care for (10am), have a chance to participate in wildlife crafts (11am), like turtle shell repair, wildlife collages, and colouring, and pretend to be wildlife in some interactive and fun games and activities (2pm), like looking at x-rays, pretending to be an owl during migration, and more! Make sure to take a photo in Wild at Heart’s mural as your favourite wild animal!

Red Fox Release

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Thank you to everyone in Elliot Lake for their continued support and commitment to helping wildlife! This fox was recently admitted to Wild at Heart with a case of mange, which is caused by parasitic mites that burrow into the skin, causing extreme skin irritation. Animals with mange are often characterized by being underweight, losing fur, a strong smell, and having their eyes shut. With a few rounds of treatment and lots of time to recover and gain weight, this fox was released back into the wild!

Symbolically adopting a fox helps cover Wild at Heart’s medical and food costs to ensure these beautiful animals can return to the wild where they belong. You can symbolically adopt a fox here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Before: fox with mange                                                  After: release back to Elliot Lake
(Photos: Jim Johnson)