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NOVEMBER 2021: "Caring for Wildlife at California Wildlife Center"

Speaker: Denys Hemen

Date/Time: November 9, 2021; 7 PM PDT


Presentation Summary: The presentation will be an overview of what we do at CWC that focuses on our avian patients. It will include how we raise orphans, medical procedures we provide, what we do when a patient comes in, how we enhance an injured wild animal’s stay at CWC, and many pictures of past and present patients.

Speaker Bio: Denys Hemen is originally from Alabama where he attended Auburn University and attained a bachelor’s degree in Zoology. He started as a volunteer at California Wildlife Center in 2007 and has worked as part of the marine animal rescue team, hospital technician, facilities manager, and now the hospital manager. His passions at CWC are working with songbirds and enhancing/repairing enclosures. Outside of work he enjoys being a dad to his 3 ½ year old son. 


Use the dropdowns below to explore our past programs. Click on the images for more information.

2021 Programs

OCTOBER 2021 "Audubon Starr Ranch Sanctuary: Protecting and Promoting Southern California Wildlands" Speaker: Sandy DeSimone SEPTEMBER 2021 "Ranching is for the Birds"
Speaker: Sarah Sortum APRIL 2021 "Conservation in the Central Valley: 3 Keys to Our Future"
Speaker: Xerónimo Castañeda, Conservation Manager California Audubon MARCH 2021 "Climate Change and the Future for Birds" Speaker: Dr. Amy Denton, Professor CSUCI JANUARY 2021 "What Happens Now? The Future of Alaska’s Public Lands and Wildlife" Speaker: Dr. Natalie Dawson

2020 Programs

DECEMBER 2020 "Fire Ecology and Behavior in the Endangered Florida Scrub Jay" Speaker: David Sherer, USFWS NOVEMBER 2020 "The Land of Many Threats: Issues Affecting Los Padres National Forest" Speaker: Bryant Baker - Conservation Director Las Padres National Forest Watch OCTOBER 2020 "Bird Migration" Speaker: Frank DeMartino - President Conejo Audubon Society SEPTEMBER 2020 "Santa Barbara Channelkeeper and the Ventura River" Speaker: Ben Pitterle - Science and Policy Director