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Upcoming Professional Development

Best Practices in Animal Keeping - 2019
Date: April 2 — 6, 2019
Location: ZooTampa at Lowry Park
Description: Best Practices in Animal Keeping (formerly Advances 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.

Animal Welfare: Evidence-Based Management - 2019
Date: May 5 — 10, 2019
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.

Crocodilian Biology and Professional Management - 2019
Date: May 17 — 24, 2019
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.