Kayla Wilkins

Team Leader

To become a Jr. Rescue Team member visit the Sanctuary's Gift Shop Tuesday-Saturday to fill out a Jr. Rescue Team membership application (Child must be accompanied by at least one parent or legal guardian).

Jr. Rescue Team membership is $60.00 per year, per child.

All Jr. Rescue Team members will receive the following:

  • Free Official Jr. Rescue Team t-shirt.
  • Free Official Jr. Rescue Team I.D. badge.
  • Official Jr. Rescue Team membership certificate.
  • A personalized thank you letter from the Sanctuary's Director of Operations.
  • Free bird bookmark
  • Free personalized 5x7 color photo of you and one of your favorite Sanctuary resident birds... "Nemo" the blue & gold Macaw, "Rufous" the eastern screech owl, or "George" the American White Pelican.  
  • 5% discount on all gift shop items in the Sanctuary's Gift Shop (must present Jr. Rescue Team I.D. badge at time of purchase to receive discount).
  • Free attendance to our monthly "Day with the Director" educational events held at the Sanctuary, where Jr. Rescue Team members will learn about bird rescuing and rehabilitation.
  • ​Invitations to participate in the Sanctuary's monthly "Keep our Beaches Clean" events, where Jr. Rescue Team Members will assist Sanctuary staff & volunteer members in picking up trash on the beach.  

The Seaside Seabird Sanctuary’s Jr. Rescue Team is a fun, educational program designed for kids & teens ages 14 and under. The program is designed to help teach kids a healthy respect for wildlife, environmental preservation, and nature in general. Jr. Rescue Team members will take part in special hands-on programs that will teach them all about Avian rescue & rehabilitation.

To see what Jr. Rescue Team events are coming up, click the button below to view the calendar: