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AZA offers many conferences and professional development courses. Or search for offerings throughout the greater zoo and aquarium community, such as animal program events and workshops.

AZA members, including accredited, certified related, commercial, and conservation partner members, are eligible to submit relevant events to be added to the calendar using this form

  • Working Bird Husbandry Workshop

    Oct 29th, 2019
    All-day Event
    Zoo Atlanta

    Zoo Atlanta will be hosting the Working Bird Husbandry Workshop on October 29-30. This hands-on 2-day workshop discusses training, diets, and general husbandry of ambassador birds in a presentation setting. We discuss parrots, raptors, and exotics and utilize both live animals and cadavers to practice skills. Optional Zoo Day and additional evening workshops on October 28. Space is limited to 12 participants so historically the course fills up fast.

    Please contact Rebecca Young for registration and questions.

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  • Working Bird Husbandry Workshop

    Oct 30th, 2019
    All-day Event
    Zoo Atlanta

    Zoo Atlanta will be hosting the Working Bird Husbandry Workshop on October 29-30. This hands-on 2-day workshop discusses training, diets, and general husbandry of ambassador birds in a presentation setting. We discuss parrots, raptors, and exotics and utilize both live animals and cadavers to practice skills. Optional Zoo Day and additional evening workshops on October 28. Space is limited to 12 participants so historically the course fills up fast.

    Please contact Rebecca Young for registration and questions.

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  • Canid and Hyenid Husbandry Course

    Nov 1st, 2019
    6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Fossil Rim Wildlife Center

    If you are a canid or hyenid enthusiast and want to expand your knowledge, please join us for our 4th annual canid and hyenid husbandry course. Class size is limited to 30 participants, so please register early. The class will cover 3 days of lectures and activities focused on the care of large canids (maned wolves, painted dogs, Mexican wolves, red wolves and spotted hyenas). The course is taught by a diverse group of experts on topics including: *Reproduction *Social management and aggression *Training *Enrichment *Nutrition *Veterinary care *Problem solving *and much more!

    https://forms.gle/FdVWM7qH9MegsK879.

    Heather Genter

    hgenter@denverzoo.org

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  • Canid and Hyenid Husbandry Course

    Nov 2nd, 2019
    6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Fossil Rim Wildlife Center

    If you are a canid or hyenid enthusiast and want to expand your knowledge, please join us for our 4th annual canid and hyenid husbandry course. Class size is limited to 30 participants, so please register early. The class will cover 3 days of lectures and activities focused on the care of large canids (maned wolves, painted dogs, Mexican wolves, red wolves and spotted hyenas). The course is taught by a diverse group of experts on topics including: *Reproduction *Social management and aggression *Training *Enrichment *Nutrition *Veterinary care *Problem solving *and much more!

    https://forms.gle/FdVWM7qH9MegsK879.

    Heather Genter

    hgenter@denverzoo.org

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  • Canid and Hyenid Husbandry Course

    Nov 3rd, 2019
    6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Fossil Rim Wildlife Center

    If you are a canid or hyenid enthusiast and want to expand your knowledge, please join us for our 4th annual canid and hyenid husbandry course. Class size is limited to 30 participants, so please register early. The class will cover 3 days of lectures and activities focused on the care of large canids (maned wolves, painted dogs, Mexican wolves, red wolves and spotted hyenas). The course is taught by a diverse group of experts on topics including: *Reproduction *Social management and aggression *Training *Enrichment *Nutrition *Veterinary care *Problem solving *and much more!

    https://forms.gle/FdVWM7qH9MegsK879.

    Heather Genter

    hgenter@denverzoo.org

    More Details
  • Canid and Hyenid Husbandry Course

    Nov 4th, 2019
    6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Fossil Rim Wildlife Center

    If you are a canid or hyenid enthusiast and want to expand your knowledge, please join us for our 4th annual canid and hyenid husbandry course. Class size is limited to 30 participants, so please register early. The class will cover 3 days of lectures and activities focused on the care of large canids (maned wolves, painted dogs, Mexican wolves, red wolves and spotted hyenas). The course is taught by a diverse group of experts on topics including: *Reproduction *Social management and aggression *Training *Enrichment *Nutrition *Veterinary care *Problem solving *and much more!

    https://forms.gle/FdVWM7qH9MegsK879.

    Heather Genter

    hgenter@denverzoo.org

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  • Implementing Your Animal Wellness Program

    Nov 6th, 2019
    All-day Event
    Denver Zoo

    Join us in Denver for an interactive workshop that will cover meeting the AZA Accreditation Standards, building an interdisciplinary animal wellness program, developing assessment tools for all taxa (including those housed in large groups), and strengthening the interpersonal skills necessary for program success. The workshop will include lectures, group discussions, and interactive activities both in the classroom and out in the zoo.

    Topics:

    • AZA Accreditation requirements
    • Program development
    • Creating wellness assessments for all taxa
    • Staff training and buy-in
    • Whole life planning
    • Problem Solving
    • Continuous process improvement

    Target Audience: Staff tasked with the development and/or implementation of an animal wellness program at their zoo or aquarium, including:

    • Curators and managers
    • Keepers and aquarists
    • Veterinarians
    • Researchers
    • Scientist

    Denver Zoo Core Instructor Team:

    • Sharon Joseph, Director of Animal Welfare & Research
    • Hollie Colahan, VP for Animal Care
    • Marty MacPhee, Research Associate
    • Emily Insalaco, Curator of Behavioral Husbandry & Ambassador Animals

    Registration: Early Bird $400, $450 after October 2, 2019

    Registration includes three days of instruction, all course materials, breakfasts, lunches, snacks, and one dinner as well as transportation between the hotel and Denver Zoo each workshop day. The workshop can accommodate 24 participants. Registration will be on a first come-first serve basis with preference given to attendees from AZA-accredited facilities.

    If interested in attending, you may register via the following link. The password is DENVER2019. Payment is due at the time of registration.

    https://tickets.denverzoo.org/Selection.aspx?sch=334756 

    Hotel Information

    Workshop accommodations will be at the Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel, located at 3801 Quebec Street, Denver, CO 80207. The room rate is $139 plus tax per night. Room reservations must be made on or before September 27, 2019 to receive the discounted rate. Once registered for the workshop, you will receive a link to make online hotel reservations at the discounted room rate.

    Transportation

    Participants flying into Denver International Airport will have multiple options for travel to and from the hotel, including train, Uber, Lyft, taxi, Super Shuttle, rental car, or personal vehicle. The train is very affordable at $9 each way. The hotel offers complimentary shuttle service to and from the Central Park Train Station, which you can arrange by calling the Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel at 303-399-7500.

     

    For questions, please email sjoseph@denverzoo.org.

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Implementing Your Animal Wellness Program

    Nov 7th, 2019
    All-day Event
    Denver Zoo

    Join us in Denver for an interactive workshop that will cover meeting the AZA Accreditation Standards, building an interdisciplinary animal wellness program, developing assessment tools for all taxa (including those housed in large groups), and strengthening the interpersonal skills necessary for program success. The workshop will include lectures, group discussions, and interactive activities both in the classroom and out in the zoo.

    Topics:

    • AZA Accreditation requirements
    • Program development
    • Creating wellness assessments for all taxa
    • Staff training and buy-in
    • Whole life planning
    • Problem Solving
    • Continuous process improvement

    Target Audience: Staff tasked with the development and/or implementation of an animal wellness program at their zoo or aquarium, including:

    • Curators and managers
    • Keepers and aquarists
    • Veterinarians
    • Researchers
    • Scientist

    Denver Zoo Core Instructor Team:

    • Sharon Joseph, Director of Animal Welfare & Research
    • Hollie Colahan, VP for Animal Care
    • Marty MacPhee, Research Associate
    • Emily Insalaco, Curator of Behavioral Husbandry & Ambassador Animals

    Registration: Early Bird $400, $450 after October 2, 2019

    Registration includes three days of instruction, all course materials, breakfasts, lunches, snacks, and one dinner as well as transportation between the hotel and Denver Zoo each workshop day. The workshop can accommodate 24 participants. Registration will be on a first come-first serve basis with preference given to attendees from AZA-accredited facilities.

    If interested in attending, you may register via the following link. The password is DENVER2019. Payment is due at the time of registration.

    https://tickets.denverzoo.org/Selection.aspx?sch=334756 

    Hotel Information

    Workshop accommodations will be at the Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel, located at 3801 Quebec Street, Denver, CO 80207. The room rate is $139 plus tax per night. Room reservations must be made on or before September 27, 2019 to receive the discounted rate. Once registered for the workshop, you will receive a link to make online hotel reservations at the discounted room rate.

    Transportation

    Participants flying into Denver International Airport will have multiple options for travel to and from the hotel, including train, Uber, Lyft, taxi, Super Shuttle, rental car, or personal vehicle. The train is very affordable at $9 each way. The hotel offers complimentary shuttle service to and from the Central Park Train Station, which you can arrange by calling the Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel at 303-399-7500.

     

    For questions, please email sjoseph@denverzoo.org.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    More Details
  • Implementing Your Animal Wellness Program

    Nov 8th, 2019
    All-day Event
    Denver Zoo

    Join us in Denver for an interactive workshop that will cover meeting the AZA Accreditation Standards, building an interdisciplinary animal wellness program, developing assessment tools for all taxa (including those housed in large groups), and strengthening the interpersonal skills necessary for program success. The workshop will include lectures, group discussions, and interactive activities both in the classroom and out in the zoo.

    Topics:

    • AZA Accreditation requirements
    • Program development
    • Creating wellness assessments for all taxa
    • Staff training and buy-in
    • Whole life planning
    • Problem Solving
    • Continuous process improvement

    Target Audience: Staff tasked with the development and/or implementation of an animal wellness program at their zoo or aquarium, including:

    • Curators and managers
    • Keepers and aquarists
    • Veterinarians
    • Researchers
    • Scientist

    Denver Zoo Core Instructor Team:

    • Sharon Joseph, Director of Animal Welfare & Research
    • Hollie Colahan, VP for Animal Care
    • Marty MacPhee, Research Associate
    • Emily Insalaco, Curator of Behavioral Husbandry & Ambassador Animals

    Registration: Early Bird $400, $450 after October 2, 2019

    Registration includes three days of instruction, all course materials, breakfasts, lunches, snacks, and one dinner as well as transportation between the hotel and Denver Zoo each workshop day. The workshop can accommodate 24 participants. Registration will be on a first come-first serve basis with preference given to attendees from AZA-accredited facilities.

    If interested in attending, you may register via the following link. The password is DENVER2019. Payment is due at the time of registration.

    https://tickets.denverzoo.org/Selection.aspx?sch=334756 

    Hotel Information

    Workshop accommodations will be at the Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel, located at 3801 Quebec Street, Denver, CO 80207. The room rate is $139 plus tax per night. Room reservations must be made on or before September 27, 2019 to receive the discounted rate. Once registered for the workshop, you will receive a link to make online hotel reservations at the discounted room rate.

    Transportation

    Participants flying into Denver International Airport will have multiple options for travel to and from the hotel, including train, Uber, Lyft, taxi, Super Shuttle, rental car, or personal vehicle. The train is very affordable at $9 each way. The hotel offers complimentary shuttle service to and from the Central Park Train Station, which you can arrange by calling the Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel at 303-399-7500.

     

    For questions, please email sjoseph@denverzoo.org.

     

     

     

     

     

     

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