Category Archives: Education

Wildlife Conservation Society Launches Global Effort to Save Turtles

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced a new strategy that draws on all of the resources and expertise across the institution – from its zoos and aquarium, Global Health Program, and Global Conservation Programs – to take direct responsibility for … Continue reading

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AZA Zoos Unite to Address Human-Wildlife Conflict in Africa

Human-wildlife conflict is a serious obstacle to wildlife conservation worldwide.  As human populations increase, development expands, and the global climate changes, people and wildlife are forced into greater direct competition for shrinking resources. Recognizing the critical need for wildlife professionals to address escalating … Continue reading

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Meet the Farm Manager: Tori Mason at the Nashville Zoo

Describe your job: I manage the Grassmere Historic Farm at the Nashville Zoo, which includes a ca. 1810 historic house museum with 95 percent original belongings, the outbuildings (smokehouse, kitchen, carriage barn, plus a family cemetery), and the livestock barn which houses … Continue reading

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See CHIMPANZEE, Save Chimpanzees

DISNEYNATURE WILL DONATE PORTION OF FIRST WEEK BOX OFFICE FOR “CHIMPANZEE” TO THE JANE GOODALL INSTITUTE  Disneynature celebrates the April 20, 2012, theatrical release of the incredible new True-Life Adventure, CHIMPANZEE, by joining forces with the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) … Continue reading

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“Spring Forward” into Amphibian Conservation: Celebrate an Extra Hour of Daylight with Kermit the Frog

What do you consider the signs announcing the arrival of spring? For some, it may be the arrival of flocks of American robins swooping into neighborhood yards, while others look to budding trees or sprouting crocuses and daffodils. Perhaps you … Continue reading

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Meet the Education Supervisor: Amy Stephens at the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden

Describe your job:  No two days are the same when you’re a zoo educator! From teaching a Critter Tale class to hosting Read Across Oklahoma Day, nature education comes in many forms.  The tools of this trade, like animals, artifacts … Continue reading

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Meet the Chef – the Bird Chef that is: Loribeth Aldrich, Aviculturist at the Tennessee Aquarium

Describe your job:    I am an aviculturist at the Tennessee Aquarium.  My daily duties include feeding, cleaning and caring for gentoo and macaroni penguins, hyacinth macaws, and native southeastern birds such as hooded mergansers, eastern bluebirds, and cedar waxwings. I … Continue reading

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A Peach of a Conference: AZA Gets Ready for Atlanta

AZA’s Annual Conference is right around the corner (September 12th – 17th).  This year it will take place in Atlanta, Ga., and is being jointly hosted by the Georgia Aquarium and Zoo Atlanta.  I can’t think of a better time … Continue reading

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Unintended Consequences: Asian Vulture Populations Brought to the Brink of Extinction

Vultures.  If you had asked me ten years ago what I thought about vultures, I would have told you “not very much.”  I’d see turkey vultures (Cathartes auara) soaring through the Maryland sky– but beyond that, I didn’t give them … Continue reading

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Meet the Outreach Coordinator: Lara Kirkendall, Sacramento Zoo

Today we meet Lara Kirkendall the Outreach Coordinator and Interpretive Center Supervisor at the Sacramento Zoo.  Describe your job: I manage the Interpretive Center, where all the live animal programming happens. I am responsible for the care, feeding, maintenance, and … Continue reading

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