The next Amphibian Management School (AMS) will be February 27 – March 3, 2017 hosted by the Detroit Zoo. 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. AMS is ideal for novice to moderate amphibian zoo keepers, animal health, research or education staff who need more training on handling and husbandry of amphibians, and representatives of nature centers and natural history museums or science centers with limited amphibian experience. Course includes field trip to look for wild mudpuppies!
Course fees are $600 (AZA individual members) or $700 (non-AZA member) if registered by the Early bird date of November 15, 2016; registration fee goes up and additional $50 after November 15, so apply now! Course registration and payment available at https://store.detroitzoo.org/WebStore/shop/ViewItems.aspx?CG=ATAG&C=AMS
Hotel will be the Kingsley Inn - Double $119.00/King $109.00 http://www.thekingsleyinn.com/. Airport shuttle/taxi will need to be arranged by students; shuttle companies from Detroit’s Metropolitan Airport (DTW) will be shared once identified. Shuttles between hotel and school will be provided.
Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay will be hosting its Annual Aquatic Medicine Seminar on March 3, 4, and 5, 2017. We will be hosting another fantastic line-up again in 2017 (see below) and offering our wet lab. This is an outstanding opportunity for C.E. credit and offers participants the chance to network with some of the industries top professionals.
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Sea Otter Conservation Workshop X
Registration will open December 1, 2016.
Abstracts/short descriptions must be submitted via Dropbox by February 1, 2017. Due to space limitations, you will not be able to present if your abstract isn’t received by that date.
Thanks for understanding!
To upload your abstract please label it firstinitial.lastname.abstract and upload documents here: Sea Otter Workshop 2017.
Visit this page for more information: http://mycat.my/the-realm-of-the-tiger-2017/
The Realm of the Tiger is a 5 day / 4 night programme for zookeepers and docents who work with jungle cats and other rainforest mammals to educate zoo visitors. It has been designed by the Malaysian Conservation Alliance for Tigers (MYCAT) to supplement existing knowledge of Malayan tigers and their prey by immersing participants in the forests, hills and streams of one of the world’s oldest rainforests. Download the flyer for detailed information. Learn more about the Realm of the Tiger by watching this video produced by Brian Czarnik who came for the programme in June 2016.
Date: 23 to 27 March 2017
Location: Yu River Wildlife Corridor, Pahang, Malaysia.
How to join?
Note: Places are limited to 8 participants based on a first-come-first-served basis.
This working meeting features education, networking, and social events with more than 900 zoo and aquarium professionals from across the country. Peer-developed program meetings, roundtables, and workshops in an interactive format challenge attendees to collaborate with one another and promise ample opportunity to learn and discuss issues critical to your institutions.
For more information, visit www.aza.org/midyearmeeting.
You are invited to attend the Meerkat Husbandry and Management Workshop to be held in conjunction with the AZA Mid-year Meeting in Albuquerque, NM.
The Workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, March 28, 2017 and is currently planned for 8AM to 5PM.
Download the Abstract Submission Form and return it to Katie Kimble by March 7, 2017.
The workshop will begin Wednesday, April 5, continue all day on Thursday, April 6, and conclude midday Friday, April 7.
Visit this site to register: http://www.chimphaven.org/events/2017-chimpanzee-ssp/
The African Painted Dog Conference brings together conservationists and zoo professionals from around the world to enhance and improve the care and conservation of African Painted dogs.
This conference will focus on gathering the knowledge of field biologists and professional animal caregivers to further our understanding of this amazing species and promote professional development.
The conference will be held April 17- 20, 2017. For further information: www.topekazoo.org/APDconference
See this page for more information: https://theabma.org/abma-annual-conference/
April 23-28, 2017 in Cincinnati, OH
"Back to Basics: Crossing The Bridge BetweenTraining and Conservation"
The Hilton Netherland Plaza will be the conference hotel with a rate of $139/night. The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden is hosting the conference. Planned site visits include the host facility as well as the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. We hope to see you in Ohio!
The 2017 Herp TAGs are being sponsored by the Albuquerque BioPark in 2017. Below is a schedule of events:
Rooms have been set aside on Sunday, May 7, 2017 through Sunday, May 13, 2017 at the rate of $109.00 plus tax per night (single/double occupancy).
Please contact the hotel by calling 505-843-6300 or toll free at 800-237-2133 and ask to be connected to reservations, or use this link for online bookings.
To receive the group rate, guests must state that they would like to be placed within the “2017 Reptile and Amphibian Taxon Advisory Group Meeting" block of rooms, or they may refer to/enter online the Block Code 1705REPTIL.
Please note, that the cut-off date will be: April 17, 2017. After this date, any remaining rooms within the block will be released into the hotel’s general inventory. The price may increase if not booked by April 17th 2017.
The 7th International Hornbill Conference will be jointly organised by Sarawak Forestry Corporation (SFC), Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) and Sarawak Convention Bureau. The conference will discuss current status, future trends and challenges pertaining to the conservation of hornbills.
For more information about the 7th International Hornbill Conference, check out its official website at http://internationalhornbillconference2017.com/
Submission of abstracts on the conference theme is open until October 31, 2016. Please submit your abstracts in English, not exceeding 200 words to 7thIHC2017@gmail.com. Priority will be given to abstracts covering the following subthemes:
Full papers of accepted abstracts must be submitted to the Secretariat by January 31, 2017.
The 2017 Felid TAG Mid-Year meetings will be hosted by Erie Zoo in Erie, PA July 16th-22, 2017. The Mid-year meetings will include the Basic Felid Husbandry Course, SSP Meetings and “regular” format with presentations on Felid Husbandry, Management and Conservation.
Please also visit us at http://felid-tag.org/ and on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/felidtag/ for updates!
The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is pleased to announce Elephants 360°, a comprehensive workshop dedicated to advancing the health and wellness of elephants in human care. The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo in collaboration with national and international experts will focus on the lifelong care of Asian and African Elephants.
$500 per person. National and International Scholarships available. Additional registration information to follow.
Staff at all levels employed in the care of elephants.
Topics will include:
Please join us in advancing elephant care by attending this progressive elephant health and wellness workshop.
August 28- 30, 2017
We are pleased to announce the Old World Monkey Husbandry Workshop hosted by the Columbus Zoo. This exciting 2 and 1/2 day workshop is designed for keepers and care staff responsible for the care and management of Old World monkeys in zoological settings. The instructors have extensive and diverse experience managing Old World monkeys. Topics that will be included in this workshop are health related management, operant conditioning and enrichment, population management, methods to handle aggression in various social environments and introductions techniques.
Registration for the workshop will be $100 and this will include the icebreaker, lunch/ snacks for 2 days, transportation between the hotel and the zoo and workshop materials . Registration and a call for papers and posters will be announced soon.
The Husbandry Workshop will be followed by the annual Old World Monkey Taxon Advisory Group meeting on the 31st.
For additional information contact Audra Meinelt: Audra.Meinelt@columbuszoo.org
This class will cover the species featured in the Large Canid Animal Care Manual, including painted dogs, Mexican wolves, red wolves, maned wolves and the spotted hyena.
Visit http://cincinnatizoo.org/canid-and-hyaenid-tag-husbandry-course/ to register and to view additional information about the course. Additional information will be added, so check back frequently!
Early Registration Rate of $150.00 until July 31, 2017.
Please register at: https://www.bpzoo.org/nwptag-conference-registration/
Submission deadline for Poster and Paper Abstracts is June 30, 2017. Submit to email@example.com
A special conference rate of $109.00 is available at the Hotel Eleganté Conference & Event Center. Click here to reserve your discounted rate.
Please direct questions to Rick Hester: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hotel information is below and is up on our website (http://audubonnatureinstitute.org/conservation-programs/1309-orangutan-ssp-workshop) to start looking into booking rooms. ** Please book your rooms before June 30, 2017.** That is when the hotel will begin looking at our block of rooms and start giving them away. It will be difficult to find a hotel room at a reasonable price at this time of year here in New Orleans.
$219/night for a quad room
*Price includes breakfast
Please book your reservations by calling 1-866-311-1200 and requesting the group Association of Zoos & Aquariums/Orangutan SSP Workshop (coded AZA in our system) and the dates or book online at the website: http://hamptoninn.hilton.com/en/hp/groups/personalized/M/MSYLAHX-AZA-20170930/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG
We look forward to seeing you in October!