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.
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.
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!
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.
Target Audience: Staff tasked with the development and/or implementation of an animal wellness program at their zoo or aquarium, including:
Denver Zoo Core Instructor Team:
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.
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.
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.
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