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RCA Reflections are talks about ecology and the environment, free and open to all to join. This talk will be delivered in a hybrid format: in-person at Rice Creek Field Station or via Zoom (see Dial-In Instructions below).



Alumna Jean Soprano, Wildlife Rehabilitator, Kindred Kingdoms Wildlife, Inc.


Talk Description

This interactive talk about the behind-the-scenes work of wildlife rehabilitation will feature photos and a demonstration with several of Jean's live, non-releasable birds. Her talk will focus on migratory birds.



Students in need of transportation can request a van pickup by calling the field station at 315.312.6677 by 3 pm on Friday, Dec 2.  For all others, free parking is available by the field station building.


Speaker Bio

Jean Soprano holds bachelor's and master's degrees from SUNY Oswego. She taught for thirty-three years and retired from the Baldwinsville School District. She has been a licensed rehabilitator for thirty-two years and has both state and federal licenses. She and her husband Len, who is also a rehabilitator, run Kindred Kingdoms Wildlife Rehabilitation Inc. in Pennellville, NY.


From their website: "Kindred Kingdoms Wildlife Rehabilitation, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization that was formed in 1997 By Jean Soprano and Len Soprano. We began our journey working with mammals and birds and eventually took on the rehabilitation of black bear. This endeavor required that we build habitat that would be suitable for black bear, including dens and a set-up that would allow us to do blind feedings to keep the bears from associating humans with food in order to secure their best chance for survival when they are released.

The mission of Kindred Kingdoms Wildlife Rehabilitation Center is to provide the best medical treatment with the least amount of stress possible for the injured and orphaned wildlife that come to us in need of our help. We do this by building shelters on our 40 acre site, in their natural habitat surrounded by foliage, fresh air and all the sounds of nature that they are accustom to, ultimately providing the best conditions to allow the animals to heal. Our ultimate goal is to care for wildlife and get them healthy and strong enough to be returned to the wild."


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About RCA

Rice Creek Associates (RCA) is a community of like-minded people who share a passion for nature and a desire to support Rice Creek Field Station. Formed in 1986, RCA supports Rice Creek Field Station's mission by expanding the scientific, educational, and recreational opportunities at the Field Station through community involvement. For more information, including a link to join RCA for as little as $5 or $10, please visit the RCA webpage.

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