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Upcoming Professional Development

Creating Successful Exhibits - 2020
Date: November 9 — 14, 2020
Location: Clayton Plaza
Description: This course provides an integrated overview of a team-based exhibit development process. The course follows the phases of an exhibit project from formation of the team, through concept planning, design and construction, to operation, in chronological order of the tasks. Full attention is given to techniques that improve an exhibit's impact on visitors.

Population Management I: Data Management & Processing - 2020
Date: November 9 — 14, 2020
Location: Clayton Plaza
Description: This course teaches critical skills needed to create a population database for a single zoo or aquarium population. Students learn to handle unique data entry situations and to adapt to changing software.

Population Management II: Data Analysis & Breeding Recommendations - 2020
Date: November 9 — 14, 2020
Location: Clayton Plaza
Description: This course teaches the integration of demography, genetics and husbandry to set population goals and make breeding recommendations for zoo and aquarium populations. This course produces competent managers for zoo or aquarium populations.

Principles of Program Animal Management - 2020
Date: November 9 — 14, 2020
Location: Clayton Plaza
Description: This course exposes students to the range of opportunities for program animal use and provides students with the knowledge to effectively develop and manage formalized programs utilizing animal ambassadors. By focusing on a range of methods, rather a single "recommended" approach, students will be better prepared to develop an approach that fits their institution's mission and philosophy.