Wildlife Defenders Wildlife Outreach Programs
The Wildlife Defenders Program is a wildlife education outreach group run by the day program members of Bridges for Brain Injury Inc, all who are adult survivors of brain injuries or with other disabilities. Sharing live native and exotic species, the Wildlife Defenders visit schools, youth groups, nursing homes, community events, and veterans programs to present formal and informal programs and displays. They share interesting facts about their animal ambassadors and encourage environmental and wildlife conservation awareness.
Another component of the program can include our Program Members sharing their personal injury and rehabilitation stories and discuss the importance of brain/head safety and prevention practices. While running this community based program, members work on personal rehabilitation goals such as socialization, organization, communication, memory retention, planning and pre-employment skills in addition to improving their self-esteem and confidence.