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Upcoming Professional Development

Crocodilian Biology and Captive Management - 2017
Date: April 6 — 13, 2017
Location: St. Augustine Alligator Farm
Description: Crocodilian Biology and Captive 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.

Best Practices in Animal Keeping - 2017
Date: April 17 — 22, 2017
Location: Buffalo Zoo
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 - 2017
Date: April 30 — May 5, 2017
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.