Get Wild with WildCare

Categories: Blog, Humane Education

Each semester, Marin Humane welcomes a group of students into our Student Service Clubs. These animal-loving students spend the semester learning about Marin Humane become animal advocates through their work. Middle and high school students in the Junior and Senior Roots & Shoots clubs develop a community service project to guide their semester. These clubs are part of the national Roots & Shoots program started by Dr. Jane Goodall.

For this semester’s project, students decided to invite a variety of speakers from different animal-involved organizations to teach us what they do. You can watch new installments of these virtual interviews every week and more from the Student Service Club blog.

This week our Senior Roots & Shoots club interviews Eileen Jones, WildCare’s Education Director. WildCare is a non-profit wildlife hospital and rehabilitation center in San Rafael, CA. They also offer educational programs and tours. Marin Humane partners closely with WildCare as our Animal Services Officers often rescue wild animals that need to be taken to WildCare and WildCare often receives animals that people think are wild, but are actually lost domestic species.

In this video, we’ll learn the ways in which WildCare helps wild animals, along with some common mistakes people in the community make when trying to help animals. WildCare is currently offering virtual programs, including weekly animal encounters on their Facebook page. You can also see more animal ambassadors on their website under Plan a Visit.


About Julia Cole

Julia Cole is the Humane Education Coordinator for Marin Humane. Julia is an experienced classroom teacher with a Master's Degree in Education and a passion for animals. She shares her home with a menagerie of rescued animals.