The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife is thrilled to announce the return of its five-week story and snack time event that promises to educate and engage children about native wildlife in Southwest Florida. CROW Story Time aims to foster a love for literature and animals while also sharing CROW’s mission of saving wildlife.


This interactive event is hosted at CROW’s Visitor and Education Center every Friday at 12 p.m. starting July 5. A CROW staff member narrates a conservation story to educate and entertain guests on a variety of topics. Each week features a different story showcasing local authors. Visit for a full list of events.


In addition to captivating storytelling sessions, special animal ambassador guests will be in attendance for the kids and adults to meet. These animal ambassadors aid in engaging and teaching all audience members about the topics highlighted in the featured stories.


“Children are the future caregivers of our wildlife so it’s important to foster their love of animals and learning at an early age,” said Alison Charney Hussey, CROW’s Executive Director. “We loved hosting story time at CROW last year and are so happy to have them back. They always have questions lift our hearts and love of learning as well.”


CROW Story Time is a free program focusing on conservation education and community engagement. This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Adults are asked to enjoy story time with their child for a fun and interactive experience.


About Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW)

Established in 1968, the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) is a teaching hospital saving the sick, injured and orphaned native and migratory wildlife of Southwest Florida and beyond.  Through state-of-the-art veterinary care, public education programs and an engaging visitor center, CROW works to improve the health of the environment, humans and our animals through wildlife medicine. For more information, or to plan your visit, go to If you find an animal that is in need of help, call (239) 472-3644 ext. #222.