Public Outreach Education

The Second Chance Wildlife Rescue Association in Ohio is dedicated to educating children, community members, and prospective in-home rehabilitators about our local wildlife. To fulfill our mission, we offer public outreach education programs as well as wildlife rehabilitation training sessions for volunteers.

As part of our mission to promote native wildlife education in our communities, Second Chance Wildlife's Outreach Education Director, Sheri Nuttall, will visit schools, libraries, retirement communities, and other community centers within the Greater Cincinnati area. Sheri received her Masters Degree from Miami University and is now a retired master science teacher and naturalist with over 40 years of experience.


Wildlife Rehabilitator Education

Second Chance Wildlife offers courses for people who want to become permitted wildlife rehabilitators. Category I Permit holders are permitted to rehabilitate healthy, orphaned animals. Experienced rehabilitators with their Category II Permit are permitted to rehabilitate sick and injured animals.

  • To earn your Category I Permit, you must complete Introduction to Wildlife Rehabilitation Training which Second Chance Wildlife offers annually in the Spring. Please contact us if you have questions on how to get started.
  • To qualify for your Category II Permit, you must have three years of experience as a permitted Category 1 Wildlife Rehabilitator.
  • Click here to view the ODNR’s Minimum Standards for Wildlife Rehabilitation in Ohio.