All workshops will be held on Monday, September 26th at the Long Beach Hilton.  These pre-conference workshops are approximately 4 hours.  We’ve noted morning or afternoon slots for each workshop so you will be able to sign up for one in the morning and one in the afternoon if you choose to do so. Register here

Monday, September 26, 2022


Basic Oiled Animal Care Skills

Description: This four hour, hands-on workshop will cover basic oiled wildlife response, as well as concentrate on skills used in oiled wildlife response such as gavage (tube) feeding, bandaging and caging of oiled wildlife and would be a great fit for people who are fairly new in the field of oiled wildlife response.  This workshop is also a great opportunity to improve your skills for those who already work in the field.
*Workshop participant limit: 30*

Creating Meaningful Oiled Wildlife Exercises

The workshop provides the background necessary to prepare for an exercise for wildlife at risk and wildlife impacted during a mock spill event to better develop response capacity.

The workshop will also discuss in detail practical approaches available  for the development of wildlife  special ideas drawing on exercises across a range of environments and wildlife groups

The workshop will be interactive and presented by two world-renowned responders, Rich Davi of Exxon and Michael Short of Asia Pacific Environmental Response.

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*Workshop participant limit: 75*

Monday, September 26, 2022


Data Collection During Oil Spill Response

Description: In this workshop we will explore the different steps in a response where data collection happens (or could happen), and the variety of methods used to collect those data. We will bring experts together from various organizations that will share their unique data collection approaches. We will run through simple scenarios that will allow practice of collecting data during field operations (reconnaissance, hazing & deterrence, recovery, and field stabilization), as well as when the animal is being cared for at a facility (intake & processing, pre-wash care, cleaning, conditioning, and release).

We will also include a discussion of data collection of deceased animals and its importance; responses that focus only on live animals may result in a lack of understanding of the actual impact of the spill on populations, as species composition and relative abundance of animals collected live vs. dead is frequently different.

We hope you join us for this informative, interactive, and discussion-led workshop!

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*Workshop participant limit: 75*

Care of Freshwater and Terrestrial Herptiles

Description: Reptiles and amphibians, otherwise known as herptiles, probably aren’t the first animals that come to mind when you hear of an oil spill. However, these scaled and slippery creatures show up during inland responses more often than you might think. Are you prepared to handle their unique and specific care requirements? Can we safely use detergents to wash delicate amphibian skin? What exactly is a temperature gradient and why does your lizard enclosure need one? What will you feed tiny treefrogs and hungry pond turtles while you wait to release them until their habitats meet cleanup end points? This workshop will explore the many nuances associated with oiled herptile recovery from capture to washing to release.

*Workshop participant limit: 25*

Exhibitors: Space available at the EOW event: Each booth will include a space, a 6’ draped table and can be occupied from Monday, September 26th through September 29th – all conference days.  The cost is $500 per booth. Please e-mail Barbara Callahan for more information