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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

  • 6th Tree Kangaroo Species Survival Program Workshop

    Dec 7th, 2018
    All-day Event
    Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo

    The AZA Tree Kangaroo SSP and the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo are eagerly looking forward to hosting the 2018 workshop. There will be presentations, discussions, sharing of information, working sessions, and time for some fun!

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  • 6th Tree Kangaroo Species Survival Program Workshop

    Dec 8th, 2018
    All-day Event
    Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo

    The AZA Tree Kangaroo SSP and the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo are eagerly looking forward to hosting the 2018 workshop. There will be presentations, discussions, sharing of information, working sessions, and time for some fun!

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  • 6th Tree Kangaroo Species Survival Program Workshop

    Dec 9th, 2018
    All-day Event
    Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo

    The AZA Tree Kangaroo SSP and the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo are eagerly looking forward to hosting the 2018 workshop. There will be presentations, discussions, sharing of information, working sessions, and time for some fun!

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  • 6th Tree Kangaroo Species Survival Program Workshop

    Dec 10th, 2018
    All-day Event
    Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo

    The AZA Tree Kangaroo SSP and the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo are eagerly looking forward to hosting the 2018 workshop. There will be presentations, discussions, sharing of information, working sessions, and time for some fun!

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  • Implementing Your Animal Wellness Program Workshop

    Jan 15th, 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 improving 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.

    There are a few spots remaining in this workshop, and Early Bird registration ends on December 1! Please see this flyer for workshop information and instructions on registering. Note: if workshop response warrants, Denver Zoo will offer a second session later in 2019.

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  • Implementing Your Animal Wellness Program Workshop

    Jan 16th, 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 improving 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.

    There are a few spots remaining in this workshop, and Early Bird registration ends on December 1! Please see this flyer for workshop information and instructions on registering. Note: if workshop response warrants, Denver Zoo will offer a second session later in 2019.

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  • Implementing Your Animal Wellness Program Workshop

    Jan 17th, 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 improving 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.

    There are a few spots remaining in this workshop, and Early Bird registration ends on December 1! Please see this flyer for workshop information and instructions on registering. Note: if workshop response warrants, Denver Zoo will offer a second session later in 2019.

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  • Avian Egg Incubation Workshop

    Jan 20th, 2019
    All-day Event
    Houston Zoo

    The Houston Zoo will be holding two Artificial Incubation Workshops. Registration and hotel information coming soon! Please note that this workshop has two sessions to choose from:

    January 20-24, 2019 or
    January 29-February 1, 2019

    See this flyer for details.

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  • Avian Egg Incubation Workshop

    Jan 21st, 2019
    All-day Event
    Houston Zoo

    The Houston Zoo will be holding two Artificial Incubation Workshops. Registration and hotel information coming soon! Please note that this workshop has two sessions to choose from:

    January 20-24, 2019 or
    January 29-February 1, 2019

    See this flyer for details.

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  • Avian Egg Incubation Workshop

    Jan 22nd, 2019
    All-day Event
    Houston Zoo

    The Houston Zoo will be holding two Artificial Incubation Workshops. Registration and hotel information coming soon! Please note that this workshop has two sessions to choose from:

    January 20-24, 2019 or
    January 29-February 1, 2019

    See this flyer for details.

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  • Avian Egg Incubation Workshop

    Jan 23rd, 2019
    All-day Event
    Houston Zoo

    The Houston Zoo will be holding two Artificial Incubation Workshops. Registration and hotel information coming soon! Please note that this workshop has two sessions to choose from:

    January 20-24, 2019 or
    January 29-February 1, 2019

    See this flyer for details.

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  • Avian Egg Incubation Workshop

    Jan 24th, 2019
    All-day Event
    Houston Zoo

    The Houston Zoo will be holding two Artificial Incubation Workshops. Registration and hotel information coming soon! Please note that this workshop has two sessions to choose from:

    January 20-24, 2019 or
    January 29-February 1, 2019

    See this flyer for details.

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  • Avian Egg Incubation Workshop

    Jan 28th, 2019
    All-day Event
    Houston Zoo

    The Houston Zoo will be holding two Artificial Incubation Workshops. Registration and hotel information coming soon! Please note that this workshop has two sessions to choose from:

    January 20-24, 2019 or
    January 29-February 1, 2019

    Please see this flyer for details.

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  • Avian Egg Incubation Workshop

    Jan 29th, 2019
    All-day Event
    Houston Zoo

    The Houston Zoo will be holding two Artificial Incubation Workshops. Registration and hotel information coming soon! Please note that this workshop has two sessions to choose from:

    January 20-24, 2019 or
    January 29-February 1, 2019

    Please see this flyer for details.

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  • Avian Egg Incubation Workshop

    Jan 30th, 2019
    All-day Event
    Houston Zoo

    The Houston Zoo will be holding two Artificial Incubation Workshops. Registration and hotel information coming soon! Please note that this workshop has two sessions to choose from:

    January 20-24, 2019 or
    January 29-February 1, 2019

    Please see this flyer for details.

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  • Avian Egg Incubation Workshop

    Jan 31st, 2019
    All-day Event
    Houston Zoo

    The Houston Zoo will be holding two Artificial Incubation Workshops. Registration and hotel information coming soon! Please note that this workshop has two sessions to choose from:

    January 20-24, 2019 or
    January 29-February 1, 2019

    Please see this flyer for details.

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  • Avian Egg Incubation Workshop

    Feb 1st, 2019
    All-day Event
    Houston Zoo

    The Houston Zoo will be holding two Artificial Incubation Workshops. Registration and hotel information coming soon! Please note that this workshop has two sessions to choose from:

    January 20-24, 2019 or
    January 29-February 1, 2019

    Please see this flyer for details.

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  • 11th Biennial International Rhino Keeper Workshop

    Feb 2nd, 2019
    All-day Event
    Disney's Animal Kingdom

    11th Biennial International Rhino Keeper Workshop

    Saturday, February 2 - Wednesday, February 6, 2019

    The International Rhino Keeper Association invites you to join us at our 2019 Rhino Keeper Workshop (RKW) at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. As the leading international network connecting rhino keepers, the goal of this meeting is to promote professional expertise to develop and share the best practices for managed rhino care and contribute to conservation. For more information, please visit https://www.rhinokeeperassociation.org/.

    Deadlines:

    Early Registration: September 22nd
    Scholarships: October 1st
    Call for Papers: December 1st

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  • 11th Biennial International Rhino Keeper Workshop

    Feb 3rd, 2019
    All-day Event
    Disney's Animal Kingdom

    11th Biennial International Rhino Keeper Workshop

    Saturday, February 2 - Wednesday, February 6, 2019

    The International Rhino Keeper Association invites you to join us at our 2019 Rhino Keeper Workshop (RKW) at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. As the leading international network connecting rhino keepers, the goal of this meeting is to promote professional expertise to develop and share the best practices for managed rhino care and contribute to conservation. For more information, please visit https://www.rhinokeeperassociation.org/.

    Deadlines:

    Early Registration: September 22nd
    Scholarships: October 1st
    Call for Papers: December 1st

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  • 11th Biennial International Rhino Keeper Workshop

    Feb 4th, 2019
    All-day Event
    Disney's Animal Kingdom

    11th Biennial International Rhino Keeper Workshop

    Saturday, February 2 - Wednesday, February 6, 2019

    The International Rhino Keeper Association invites you to join us at our 2019 Rhino Keeper Workshop (RKW) at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. As the leading international network connecting rhino keepers, the goal of this meeting is to promote professional expertise to develop and share the best practices for managed rhino care and contribute to conservation. For more information, please visit https://www.rhinokeeperassociation.org/.

    Deadlines:

    Early Registration: September 22nd
    Scholarships: October 1st
    Call for Papers: December 1st

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  • Shape of Enrichment Workshop

    Feb 4th, 2019
    All-day Event
    Moody Gardens

    The course, led by Instructors Mark Kingston Jones and Margaret Whittaker, is split between presentation and practical components. Presentation topics include animal welfare and comprehensive enrichment overview, and practical components include behavioral problem solving activities, rope splicing workshop, and working in groups to brainstorm, design, build, and implement enrichment ideas for the animals at Moody Gardens.

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  • 11th Biennial International Rhino Keeper Workshop

    Feb 5th, 2019
    All-day Event
    Disney's Animal Kingdom

    11th Biennial International Rhino Keeper Workshop

    Saturday, February 2 - Wednesday, February 6, 2019

    The International Rhino Keeper Association invites you to join us at our 2019 Rhino Keeper Workshop (RKW) at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. As the leading international network connecting rhino keepers, the goal of this meeting is to promote professional expertise to develop and share the best practices for managed rhino care and contribute to conservation. For more information, please visit https://www.rhinokeeperassociation.org/.

    Deadlines:

    Early Registration: September 22nd
    Scholarships: October 1st
    Call for Papers: December 1st

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  • Shape of Enrichment Workshop

    Feb 5th, 2019
    All-day Event
    Moody Gardens

    The course, led by Instructors Mark Kingston Jones and Margaret Whittaker, is split between presentation and practical components. Presentation topics include animal welfare and comprehensive enrichment overview, and practical components include behavioral problem solving activities, rope splicing workshop, and working in groups to brainstorm, design, build, and implement enrichment ideas for the animals at Moody Gardens.

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  • 4th Annual Animal Training Workshop

    Feb 5th, 2019
    All-day Event
    San Antonio Zoo

    Animal Training Workshop

    During this two and a half day workshop, hear from a panel of industry experts as they discuss innovative training techniques and showcase live training demonstrations. For more information, visit: http://sazoo.org/trainingworkshop/.

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  • 11th Biennial International Rhino Keeper Workshop

    Feb 6th, 2019
    All-day Event
    Disney's Animal Kingdom

    11th Biennial International Rhino Keeper Workshop

    Saturday, February 2 - Wednesday, February 6, 2019

    The International Rhino Keeper Association invites you to join us at our 2019 Rhino Keeper Workshop (RKW) at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. As the leading international network connecting rhino keepers, the goal of this meeting is to promote professional expertise to develop and share the best practices for managed rhino care and contribute to conservation. For more information, please visit https://www.rhinokeeperassociation.org/.

    Deadlines:

    Early Registration: September 22nd
    Scholarships: October 1st
    Call for Papers: December 1st

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  • Shape of Enrichment Workshop

    Feb 6th, 2019
    All-day Event
    Moody Gardens

    The course, led by Instructors Mark Kingston Jones and Margaret Whittaker, is split between presentation and practical components. Presentation topics include animal welfare and comprehensive enrichment overview, and practical components include behavioral problem solving activities, rope splicing workshop, and working in groups to brainstorm, design, build, and implement enrichment ideas for the animals at Moody Gardens.

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  • 4th Annual Animal Training Workshop

    Feb 6th, 2019
    All-day Event
    San Antonio Zoo

    Animal Training Workshop

    During this two and a half day workshop, hear from a panel of industry experts as they discuss innovative training techniques and showcase live training demonstrations. For more information, visit: http://sazoo.org/trainingworkshop/.

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  • Shape of Enrichment Workshop

    Feb 7th, 2019
    All-day Event
    Moody Gardens

    The course, led by Instructors Mark Kingston Jones and Margaret Whittaker, is split between presentation and practical components. Presentation topics include animal welfare and comprehensive enrichment overview, and practical components include behavioral problem solving activities, rope splicing workshop, and working in groups to brainstorm, design, build, and implement enrichment ideas for the animals at Moody Gardens.

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  • 4th Annual Animal Training Workshop

    Feb 7th, 2019
    All-day Event
    San Antonio Zoo

    Animal Training Workshop

    During this two and a half day workshop, hear from a panel of industry experts as they discuss innovative training techniques and showcase live training demonstrations. For more information, visit: http://sazoo.org/trainingworkshop/.

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  • Shape of Enrichment Workshop

    Feb 8th, 2019
    All-day Event
    Moody Gardens

    The course, led by Instructors Mark Kingston Jones and Margaret Whittaker, is split between presentation and practical components. Presentation topics include animal welfare and comprehensive enrichment overview, and practical components include behavioral problem solving activities, rope splicing workshop, and working in groups to brainstorm, design, build, and implement enrichment ideas for the animals at Moody Gardens.

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  • AZA Avian Management, Biology, and Conservation Course

    Feb 11th, 2019
    All-day Event
    Oglebay Resort, Wheeling, WV

    Avian Management, Biology and Conservation will enhance your effectiveness as a bird keeper and avian program leader.  A major goal of the class is to teach critical thinking techniques that lead to informed decisions regarding the future of avian collections. Students will be given a variety of tools, techniques and best practices to provide a foundation for understanding and meeting current challenges in avian management. Early Bird Registration is available until November 19, 2018. Please visit the course page for more information.

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  • AZA Avian Management, Biology, and Conservation Course

    Feb 12th, 2019
    All-day Event
    Oglebay Resort, Wheeling, WV

    Avian Management, Biology and Conservation will enhance your effectiveness as a bird keeper and avian program leader.  A major goal of the class is to teach critical thinking techniques that lead to informed decisions regarding the future of avian collections. Students will be given a variety of tools, techniques and best practices to provide a foundation for understanding and meeting current challenges in avian management. Early Bird Registration is available until November 19, 2018. Please visit the course page for more information.

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  • AZA Avian Management, Biology, and Conservation Course

    Feb 13th, 2019
    All-day Event
    Oglebay Resort, Wheeling, WV

    Avian Management, Biology and Conservation will enhance your effectiveness as a bird keeper and avian program leader.  A major goal of the class is to teach critical thinking techniques that lead to informed decisions regarding the future of avian collections. Students will be given a variety of tools, techniques and best practices to provide a foundation for understanding and meeting current challenges in avian management. Early Bird Registration is available until November 19, 2018. Please visit the course page for more information.

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  • AZA Avian Management, Biology, and Conservation Course

    Feb 14th, 2019
    All-day Event
    Oglebay Resort, Wheeling, WV

    Avian Management, Biology and Conservation will enhance your effectiveness as a bird keeper and avian program leader.  A major goal of the class is to teach critical thinking techniques that lead to informed decisions regarding the future of avian collections. Students will be given a variety of tools, techniques and best practices to provide a foundation for understanding and meeting current challenges in avian management. Early Bird Registration is available until November 19, 2018. Please visit the course page for more information.

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  • AZA Avian Management, Biology, and Conservation Course

    Feb 15th, 2019
    All-day Event
    Oglebay Resort, Wheeling, WV

    Avian Management, Biology and Conservation will enhance your effectiveness as a bird keeper and avian program leader.  A major goal of the class is to teach critical thinking techniques that lead to informed decisions regarding the future of avian collections. Students will be given a variety of tools, techniques and best practices to provide a foundation for understanding and meeting current challenges in avian management. Early Bird Registration is available until November 19, 2018. Please visit the course page for more information.

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  • AZA Avian Management, Biology, and Conservation Course

    Feb 16th, 2019
    All-day Event
    Oglebay Resort, Wheeling, WV

    Avian Management, Biology and Conservation will enhance your effectiveness as a bird keeper and avian program leader.  A major goal of the class is to teach critical thinking techniques that lead to informed decisions regarding the future of avian collections. Students will be given a variety of tools, techniques and best practices to provide a foundation for understanding and meeting current challenges in avian management. Early Bird Registration is available until November 19, 2018. Please visit the course page for more information.

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  • ATAG Amphibian Management Course

    Feb 18th, 2019
    All-day Event
    Detroit Zoo's National Amphibian Conservation Center, Royal Oak, MI

    This hands-on learning experience focuses on the latest in basic husbandry techniques, exhibit design, support for regional conservation programs, and effective conservation messaging in a zoo or aquarium collection. Participants will learn not only about amphibian husbandry, but also how to connect with conservation projects, breeding program management, enrichment basics, amphibian health fundamentals, and more to improve amphibian management at their institutions and impact amphibians globally. Under guidance of the Amphibian Taxon Advisory Group (ATAG), AMS provides knowledge about amphibians and skills for managing these sensitive species in captivity that are essential for anyone working directly with amphibians in a zoo, aquarium, conservation, or research settings. Course includes field trip to look for wild mudpuppies! For more information, visit: https://detroitzoo.org/h/ams-2019.

    Early bird registration deadline: November 15, 2018

    Final registration deadline: January 11, 2019

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  • ATAG Amphibian Management Course

    Feb 19th, 2019
    All-day Event
    Detroit Zoo's National Amphibian Conservation Center, Royal Oak, MI

    This hands-on learning experience focuses on the latest in basic husbandry techniques, exhibit design, support for regional conservation programs, and effective conservation messaging in a zoo or aquarium collection. Participants will learn not only about amphibian husbandry, but also how to connect with conservation projects, breeding program management, enrichment basics, amphibian health fundamentals, and more to improve amphibian management at their institutions and impact amphibians globally. Under guidance of the Amphibian Taxon Advisory Group (ATAG), AMS provides knowledge about amphibians and skills for managing these sensitive species in captivity that are essential for anyone working directly with amphibians in a zoo, aquarium, conservation, or research settings. Course includes field trip to look for wild mudpuppies! For more information, visit: https://detroitzoo.org/h/ams-2019.

    Early bird registration deadline: November 15, 2018

    Final registration deadline: January 11, 2019

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  • ATAG Amphibian Management Course

    Feb 20th, 2019
    All-day Event
    Detroit Zoo's National Amphibian Conservation Center, Royal Oak, MI

    This hands-on learning experience focuses on the latest in basic husbandry techniques, exhibit design, support for regional conservation programs, and effective conservation messaging in a zoo or aquarium collection. Participants will learn not only about amphibian husbandry, but also how to connect with conservation projects, breeding program management, enrichment basics, amphibian health fundamentals, and more to improve amphibian management at their institutions and impact amphibians globally. Under guidance of the Amphibian Taxon Advisory Group (ATAG), AMS provides knowledge about amphibians and skills for managing these sensitive species in captivity that are essential for anyone working directly with amphibians in a zoo, aquarium, conservation, or research settings. Course includes field trip to look for wild mudpuppies! For more information, visit: https://detroitzoo.org/h/ams-2019.

    Early bird registration deadline: November 15, 2018

    Final registration deadline: January 11, 2019

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  • ATAG Amphibian Management Course

    Feb 21st, 2019
    All-day Event
    Detroit Zoo's National Amphibian Conservation Center, Royal Oak, MI

    This hands-on learning experience focuses on the latest in basic husbandry techniques, exhibit design, support for regional conservation programs, and effective conservation messaging in a zoo or aquarium collection. Participants will learn not only about amphibian husbandry, but also how to connect with conservation projects, breeding program management, enrichment basics, amphibian health fundamentals, and more to improve amphibian management at their institutions and impact amphibians globally. Under guidance of the Amphibian Taxon Advisory Group (ATAG), AMS provides knowledge about amphibians and skills for managing these sensitive species in captivity that are essential for anyone working directly with amphibians in a zoo, aquarium, conservation, or research settings. Course includes field trip to look for wild mudpuppies! For more information, visit: https://detroitzoo.org/h/ams-2019.

    Early bird registration deadline: November 15, 2018

    Final registration deadline: January 11, 2019

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  • ATAG Amphibian Management Course

    Feb 22nd, 2019
    All-day Event
    Detroit Zoo's National Amphibian Conservation Center, Royal Oak, MI

    This hands-on learning experience focuses on the latest in basic husbandry techniques, exhibit design, support for regional conservation programs, and effective conservation messaging in a zoo or aquarium collection. Participants will learn not only about amphibian husbandry, but also how to connect with conservation projects, breeding program management, enrichment basics, amphibian health fundamentals, and more to improve amphibian management at their institutions and impact amphibians globally. Under guidance of the Amphibian Taxon Advisory Group (ATAG), AMS provides knowledge about amphibians and skills for managing these sensitive species in captivity that are essential for anyone working directly with amphibians in a zoo, aquarium, conservation, or research settings. Course includes field trip to look for wild mudpuppies! For more information, visit: https://detroitzoo.org/h/ams-2019.

    Early bird registration deadline: November 15, 2018

    Final registration deadline: January 11, 2019

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  • Feline Medicine & Reproduction Course

    Apr 1st, 2019
    All-day Event
    Ukutula Conservation Center

    Four days fully dedicated to feline medicine with a special focus on all aspects of reproduction and assisted reproduction. For more information, refer to this flyer.

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  • Feline Medicine & Reproduction Course

    Apr 2nd, 2019
    All-day Event
    Ukutula Conservation Center

    Four days fully dedicated to feline medicine with a special focus on all aspects of reproduction and assisted reproduction. For more information, refer to this flyer.

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  • Feline Medicine & Reproduction Course

    Apr 3rd, 2019
    All-day Event
    Ukutula Conservation Center

    Four days fully dedicated to feline medicine with a special focus on all aspects of reproduction and assisted reproduction. For more information, refer to this flyer.

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  • Feline Medicine & Reproduction Course

    Apr 4th, 2019
    All-day Event
    Ukutula Conservation Center

    Four days fully dedicated to feline medicine with a special focus on all aspects of reproduction and assisted reproduction. For more information, refer to this flyer.

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  • 4th Cephalopod Symposium

    Apr 24th, 2019
    All-day Event
    Seattle Aquarium

    4th Cephalopod Symposium

    April 24-25, 2019

    Save the date for Octopus Conservation at the Seattle Aquarium. Registration available in December 2018.

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  • 4th Cephalopod Symposium

    Apr 25th, 2019
    All-day Event
    Seattle Aquarium

    4th Cephalopod Symposium

    April 24-25, 2019

    Save the date for Octopus Conservation at the Seattle Aquarium. Registration available in December 2018.

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  • 42nd Annual International Herpetological Symposium

    Jun 19th, 2019
    All-day Event
    Belize City, Belize

    For more information, please visit http://www.internationalherpetologicalsymposium.com/

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  • 42nd Annual International Herpetological Symposium

    Jun 20th, 2019
    All-day Event
    Belize City, Belize

    For more information, please visit http://www.internationalherpetologicalsymposium.com/

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  • 42nd Annual International Herpetological Symposium

    Jun 21st, 2019
    All-day Event
    Belize City, Belize

    For more information, please visit http://www.internationalherpetologicalsymposium.com/

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  • 42nd Annual International Herpetological Symposium

    Jun 22nd, 2019
    All-day Event
    Belize City, Belize

    For more information, please visit http://www.internationalherpetologicalsymposium.com/

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