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Upcoming Professional Development

Environmental Enrichment in Zoos and Aquariums - 2020
Date: February 22 — 27, 2020
Location: Disney's Animal Kingdom
Description: The purpose of this course is to provide zoo and aquarium staff involved in the daily care of animals with a background and skills necessary to enrich animal environments and to continue to advance enrichment in zoos and aquariums.

Best Practices in Animal Keeping - 2020
Date: February 29 — March 5, 2020
Location: ZooTampa at Lowry Park
Description: Best Practices in Animal Keeping covers the essentials of animal keeping across all taxa. The course focuses on the very highest standards in animal husbandry, in combination with problem solving, team building and interpersonal skills. You will engage with professional colleagues and apply what you learn back at your home institution.

Crocodilian Biology and Professional Management - 2020
Date: April 17 — 24, 2020
Location: St. Augustine Alligator Farm
Description: Crocodilian Biology and Professional Management concentrates on the captive maintenance techniques, husbandry, breeding, and special requirements for the care of crocodiles, caiman, gharials, and alligators in zoos and aquariums.

Animal Welfare: Evidence-Based Management - 2020
Date: May 3 — 8, 2020
Location: Chicago Zoological Society - Brookfield Zoo
Description: Animal Welfare: Evidence-Based Management is a facility-based course that includes hands-on experience learning about the science of animal welfare and the application of skills and knowledge for an evidence-based animal welfare management program. This course helps participants builds the skills necessary to implement an evidence-based management program to ensure high levels of animal welfare.