Meet us and the Animal Ambassadors at Local Events

Although we spend the majority of our time in the field or taking care of rescues, you can still find us a local events. Stop in and say "Hello," we would love to see you. You can meet our animal ambassadors, talk to volunteers, and generally have a great time at the event while supporting local rescues, business, and other great causes.

We attend many of the major local events such as

  • Shark Con,
  • Sea Turtle Awareness Day,
  • Clearwater Marine Aquarium's Reptilepalooza,
  • Bourbon on the Bayou,
  • Raptor Fest,
  • The Annual Lutz Arts and Crafts Festival,
  • Tarpon Springs Eco Fest
  • Beer Bourbon and BBQ
  • Temple Terrace Garden Club's Spring Market

The events are generally child friendly so be sure to bring your family.

The event calendar is located at the bottom of this page, be sure and take a look to find out where we will be next. We would love to see you there.

Host Your Own Event

Not only are we at many of the major community events in the area, you can also help us raise awareness and educate the community on the importance of our native Florida wildlife by hosting an event or inviting us to one of your events. We will be happy to provide you with knowledgeable volunteers and at east one of our animal ambassadors if possible. We also bring a variety of informative brochures and the animal adoption kits just in case.

Kris Porter Director of Owl's Nest giving an educational presentation

We appear at:

  • Community events,
  • Social gatherings,
  • Club meetings,
  • Educational programs,
  • In classrooms, and
  • A variety of other events and fundraisers.

Our volunteers will do a question and answer session about our ambassador, native Florida wildlife, and the importance of wildlife rescue to our ecosystem. Events and fundraisers are an excellent way to help the community understand exactly how vital wildlife is and raise public awareness. Since we are an entirely volunteer operated wildlife rescue, 100% of the donations go directly to the supplies we need to care for sick, injured, or orphaned wildlife.

Ria and Ambassador Noel the Screech Owl getting ready for the "Read Aloud Kids" Program and Meet and Greet at a local library.

You can also help us by throwing a fund raiser. For more information email us at

When you email, please include:

  • Your name
  • The name of your organization
  • Phone number
  • Email address
  • What you would like us to cover during the presentation
  • Tentative dates and times
  • Age of the audience

You will also want to pick what type of presentation you would like. You can choose from:

  • Booth/table
  • Speaking presentation
  • Powerpoint/digital presentations
  • Online presentation
  • Read-aloud
  • Interactive activities

Please write Event Hosting in the subject line of the email so it gets to the correct person.

Events, fundraisers, and presentations play a vital role in keeping our rescues safe, secure, and healthy.

Have a Drive or Fundraiser

Drives and fundraisers are the backbone of our donations which run our organization. We rely 100% on donations and do not receive any state or federal funding. We are entirely volunteer from clerical work to those that go out and actually rescue the animals. 100% of the money donated goes towards the rescue, rehabilitation, care, and release of native Florida wildlife. If you want to help us raise funds or have a wish list drive please email us at

Event Calendar

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