Educational Outreach


Learn Cape Cod conservation up close and in person with Wild Care, Inc. in Eastham, MA, where we will provide customized presentations specializing in small groups, year-round.  All presentations are provided by seasoned volunteers and Wild Care Staff who are experienced wildlife rehabilitators with over 30 years of experience working with local wildlife. Presentations may include some of Wild Care’s Animal Ambassadors, featured below.

• Learn fascinating facts and behaviors of our beloved native wildlife.
• Hear intimate stories of the plights & predicaments of animals brought to Wild Care.
• See live owls and a turtle up-close!
• Learn how you can co-exist with our “wild neighbors.”
• Know what-to-do-if you find an animal in distress.
• Leave with a better understanding of how YOU can make a difference helping wildlife.

Wild Care will travel to your venue of choice on Cape Cod. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet Wild Care’s Ambassadors up close and personal. A suggested donation of $200 covers the expenses of travel and educational presentation. Wild Care is able to accommodate diverse budgets. 


Up Up – Came to us as an owlet in April of 2017 after her nesting tree was cut down and she was displaced. Up Up has a permanent wing injury and therefore cannot be released. She delights onlookers with her antics and teaches people about the value of owls. She’s a lovely little bird, and might just have the best camouflage of any animal on Cape Cod!



GARV – is our Eastern Box Turtle who is over 20 years old, and is our first educational ambassador! He was brought to us in the winter of 2015. He was kept illegally as a pet and tossed into the snow when his caretaker was away. The turtle was badly malnourished and too friendly to be released back to the wild. He resides at Wild Care where he warms the hearts of everyone he greets. 

Nickerson – Came to us as an owlet after his nesting tree was cut down in Nickerson State Park in June of 2015. Nickerson suffered an eye injury and could not be released. A delightfully charming owl, you can find Nickerson at events, schools and more. Meet this beautiful owl up close and in person, and learn how screech owls play important roles in our ecosystems, and how you can attract them to your own backyard. Did you know that owls are one of the best forms of natural rodent and insect control? WHOOO would have thought?

Wild Care will travel to your venue of choice, attendees will have the opportunity to meet Wild Care Ambassadors up close and personal. A suggested donation of $200 covers the expenses of travel and educational presentation. Wild Care is able to accommodate diverse budgets.

Contact Stephanie Ellis, Executive Director, to arrange your presentation, or to sponsor one of our educational animals today.

Email: [email protected]
Wild Care office – 508-240-2255

*Please note that one month advance notice is required when booking a presentation.

Wild Care Education Presentation Request Form: Please complete this fillable-form, and email it to [email protected].

Educational Program Brochure – Printable

If you find an animal in
distress, please call us at:


Our helpline and our facility
are open EVERY DAY from
9:00 am – 5:00 pm.
We are located at the
Orleans rotary (on the Eastham side).

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Blown Off-Course, Dovekies Find Helping Hands

Wild Care received six dovekies late last week. A sea-faring species, the birds were blown inland due to high northeast winds from a cold front that swept Cape Cod and much of Massachusetts Dec. 17. Two of the birds survived and were released Dec. 2



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2018 Alternative Gift Market


Wild Care has a state-of-the-art seabird therapy pool, which allows seabirds and waterfowl to exercise on running water. This will help our bird friends recover more quickly so they can get back to their watery habitats!