Okanagan College Trades students raise roof on new critical care clinic for birds of prey
Trades students raise roof on new critical care clinic for birds of prey
A longed-for critical care facility for the South Okanagan Rehabilitation Centre for Owls (SORCO) is finally off the ground, thanks to the work of students at Okanagan College. Nine students enrolled in the Penticton Residential Construction program, spent nearly six weeks building the 1,500-square foot structure, which will provide room to care for raptors in one of six stainless steel cages. In addition, the students built four flight pens where birds can begin their rehabilitation before being released back to the wild. In the final days, 10 more students – all in the Plumbing and Piping program – pitched in for two days. Both programs included high school students enrolled in dual credit with School District 67.