Coming Events

 October 4-8, 2021

“From Good Care to Great Welfare” workshop

The Detroit Zoological Society is pleased to offer a virtual session of the “From Good Care to Great Welfare” workshop. Participants will improve their understanding of animals’ perspectives and experiences, explore the challenges captivity imposes on animal welfare and develop the skills necessary to assess and improve the overall well-being of zoo and aquarium animals. The virtual workshop is designed so animal care professionals can integrate this learning experience into their already busy schedules. Course activities will occur over fourteen weekdays from October 11-28, with 1-2 hours a day online in group lectures and discussions, in addition to independent work.

This course is designed for animal care professionals employed by accredited organizations that promote excellent animal welfare, such as those accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, other regional zoo and aquarium accrediting bodies (e.g., Canadian Association of Zoos and Aquariums, European Association of Zoos and Aquariums) and the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries.

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February 8-11, 2022

International Congress of Zookeepers
Wellington, New Zealand
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