AAZK Conference

This post is long over due, but like most aspects of life things come up.  In September, Autumn and I went to the AAZK conference in Florida at Disneyworld. Yes, I said Disneyworld!  We were both very excited to not only go to the conference but also to experience everything that Disneyworld has to offer.  The AAZK (American Association of Zookeepers) conference provides keepers from all over the country to come together and share information on the various tasks that makeup theRead more

Annual AAZK Rummage Sale

It’s that time of year again for the annual AAZK Rummage Sale. The sale will be held on Saturday May 24, 2014 from 7am until noon at the NC Museum of Life and Science Picnic Dome at 433 Murray Ave, Durham NC 27704. All proceeds benefit the NC Piedmont chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers. “The mission of The American Association of Zoo Keepers is to advance excellence in the animal keeping profession, foster effective communication beneficial toRead more

AAZK Conference for 2013

Last year I was lucky enough to be able to attend the American Association of Zookeepers conference. This year, a lot of us keepers were very lucky to be able to attend because it was held in North Carolina.  Keeper Sarah and I were also lucky, because we were selected to present a paper this year. The topic was on enrichment and focused on inexpensive or free options. Even though I was presenting, it was said that Sarah was muchRead more

Wolf Awareness Week, October 13th-19th of 2013

As in years passed, the museum is gearing up for Wolf Awareness Week. At 2pm starting October 13th,there is a Keeper talk located at wolf overlook all week long. This year, our local  chapter of the  AAZK will be at wolf overlook on Saturday and Sunday to help guests make enrichment for our own red wolves. Those days are Sunday, the 13th of October 1pm-4pm and Saturday the 19th of October 12pm-3pm.Read more

Rummage Sale is tomorrow!!

Come join Zookeepers and Volunteers from The Museum of Life and Science, Carolina Tiger Rescue, and Duke lemur Center for their annual Rummage Sale. From 7 a.m. to noon under the picnic dome at the Museum of Life and Science Great prices on a huge variety of stuff! And all proceeds benefit our local Piedmont AAZK.Read more

Return from AAZK conference

I have recently returned from the 2012 AAZK conference held in Syracuse, N.Y. It was held at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo and I was really impressed with the conference. My day started at about 7am and lasted till about 5pm. All day I was in classes, lectures and one of the days we got to go to the zoo. The conference offered several workshops or classes that I signed up for  and paper presentations between. Some of these included RaptorRead more