The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) Annual Conference is the largest, most comprehensive zoo and aquarium professionals’ event in the country. The Conference offers attendees valuable networking and learning opportunities, and the chance to explore cutting-edge product and service providers.
Attending the AZA Annual Conference provides opportunities to:
For more information, visit www.aza.org/annualconference.
The Rocky Mountain AAZK chapter will be hosting the 2018 National AAZK Conference in Denver, CO! Visit this website for more details: http://www.rmaazk.org/2018-national-aazk-conference
Dates:October 4th - October 8th, 2018
Registration: Weekly registration for members is $260
Location: Denver Marriott Hotel City Center
The Detroit Zoological Society’s Center for Zoo and Aquarium Animal Welfare and Ethics is offering an immersive five-day workshop October 8-12, 2018 for professionals working with and around captive animals. The workshop is designed to help participants better understand animals’ perspectives and experiences, address the challenges captivity imposes on animal welfare, and develop the skills necessary to assess and improve overall well-being. The workshop is comprised of lectures, discussions, group projects and hands-on exercises at the Detroit Zoo.
This course is designed for animal care professionals employed by accredited organizations that promote excellent animal welfare, such as those accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, other regional zoo and aquarium accrediting bodies (e.g., Canadian Association of Zoos and Aquariums, European Association of Zoos and Aquariums) and the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries.
For more information and to apply, please visit www.czaw.org/events or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the first time, the Canid and Hyenid TAG will be offering an opportunity to gain hands-on capture and restraint experience from the leading experts, with critically endangered wolves at their annual health exams. This rare opportunity will be offered to the husbandry course students at an additional fee. Students can choose to participate on November 4 or November 8. The workshop will be limited to six students per day so not all students attending the associated husbandry course will be able to attend – sign up early!
For more information, please visit https://www.stlzoo.org/animals/abouttheanimals/mammals/carnivores/2018-canid-and-hyenid-husbandry-course.
The canid and hyenid husbandry course is a three-day class that covers the husbandry of the four large canids (painted dogs, Mexican wolves, red wolves, maned wolves) and the one hyena species (spotted hyena) managed by the AZA Canid and Hyenid TAG as SSPs. In the future plans are to include the small canids in managed programs under the TAG umbrella.
Course topics include, but not limited to:
For more information, please visit: https://www.stlzoo.org/animals/abouttheanimals/mammals/carnivores/2018-canid-and-hyenid-husbandry-course