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Upcoming Professional Development

Animal Transport for Animal Care Professionals - 2018
Date: March 6 — 9, 2018
Location: Zoo Miami
Description: This course covers the theory, concepts, and practical application of animal transport including animal welfare and safety across all taxa. Role-playing of real life shipping scenarios and hands-on crate design and modification create an interactive class experience.

Environmental Enrichment in Zoos and Aquariums - 2018
Date: March 10 — 15, 2018
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.

Crocodilian Biology and Professional Management - 2018
Date: March 16 — 24, 2018
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 - 2018
Date: May 6 — 11, 2018
Location: John G. Shedd Aquarium
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.