Environmental

Medicine From A Bird’s Eye View

Posted May 11, 2021 | By ale_bellot

Digital Education Programming Presented by the
Center for Health & Wellbeing

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How does your yearly check-up compare to one a bird under human care gets? Laura VonMutius, of the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey, gives a sneak peek into the Raptor Trauma Clinic and shares how the bird patients and residents get exams, x-rays, medications, and physical therapy. Watch to learn how medical technologies and treatments that work on humans have been translated to work on our feathered friends – plus a couple live bird ambassadors join in on this on-demand program. You may be surprised to see just how similar we are!

By watching this program, you can also expect to learn:

  • about the medical care given to help rehabilitate birds;
  • the similarities between caring for the health of birds and humans, and lessons we can learn from bird care to help human care;
  • the natural history of a couple raptor species and an appreciation for these species.

This program is presented by Laura VonMutius and is hosted by the Winter Park Health Foundation.

About the Program Presenter
Laura VonMutius is Audubon Center for Birds of Prey’s Center’s Education Manager. She joined Audubon in February 2017, and hasn’t looked back. VonMutius grew up in Orlando and has a Bachelor of Science in Art Education from Florida State University. VonMutius started her career as an educator at SeaWorld and then the Central Florida Zoo, where she was a Conservation Educator and Resident Artist. Through her years of being an educator, she has inspired children and adults alike to take part in conserving wildlife through her enthusiastic leadership at summer camps, programs for public, private and homeschool students, and special events. She also continues to create art in her free time.