Coming Events

 June 4-15, 2018

Camera Trapping Study Design and Data Analysis for Occupancy and Density Estimation

June 20-23, 2018
2018 International Herpetological Symposium (IHS)
Houston, TX
Hosted by the East Texas Herpetological Society and Houston Zoo
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July 22-28, 2018
Felid TAG Meeting and Husbandry Course
Fresno, CA
Hosted by the Fresno Chaffee Zoo
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July 23 – August 3, 2018

Non-Invasive Techniques and Applications in Wildlife Endocrinology

The purpose of this course, taught by the experts at the National Zoo’s Endocrinology Laboratory, is to provide theoretical information and practical experience in using endocrine monitoring techniques for assessing reproductive status and welfare in wildlife species, both in captive and wild scenarios. Lectures will cover aspects of basic biology, theory of immunoassay methodology, reproductive endocrinology and stress physiology, and examples of data obtained from in-situ and ex situ studies of wildlife species. Extensive lab work will include demonstrations and hands-on experience in sample (urine and feces) processing and analysis using enzyme immunoassay technology. Computer lab sessions will include basic and advanced data analysis techniques. Participants will also work on independent group projects where they will apply what they have learned and complete a full lab analysis and data interpretation themselves. A comprehensive endocrine training manual will be provided to course participants.

August 12-15, 2018
2018 Symposium on the Conservation and Biology of Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles
Fort Worth, TX
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August 23-25, 2018
International Symposium on Pangolin Care and Conservation
Brookfield, IL
Hosted by Chicago Zoological Society
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August 26-29, 2018
Association of Zoo Veterinary Technicians
Columbus, OH
Hosted by Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
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September 17-28, 2018
Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation. Ecology and Conservation of Migrating Birds
Front Royal, VA
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September 23-27, 2018
AZA Annual Conference
Seattle, WA
Hosted by Seattle Aquarium and Woodland Park Zoo
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October 8-12, 2018
From Good Care to Great Welfare
Detroit, MI
Hosted by The Detroit Zoological Society’s Center for Zoo and Aquarium Animal Welfare and Ethics
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October 14-18, 2018
International Congress on Zookeeping
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Hosted by Fundacion Temaiken and the International Congress of Zookeepers
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October 15-20, 2018
Otter Keeper Workshop
Portland, OR
Hosted by Oregon Zoo
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October 25-27, 2018
Waterfowl Conservation Workshop
Greenville, NC
Hosted by International Wild Waterfowl Association and Sylvan Heights Bird Park
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November 5-7, 2018
Canid and Hyenid Husbandry Course
St. Louis, MO
Hosted by the St. Louis Zoo and the Endangered Wolf Center
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