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

Animal ID Quiz (I think I can stump Greg?)

A few days ago I got back from the AZA national conference in Atlanta. I love when I go to zoos and see an animal that I have never ever heard of before. This animal is one of them that I saw at Zoo Atlanta: Do you know what animal it is, or what animal it is related to? Want a clue?  Read on…  STOP ,  GO NO FURTHER   if you don’t want a clue.   Here’s the clue, and better yet, it’s a quizRead more

It’s Alive! Petals to Primates. (I’m off to San Diego)

I’ll be in San Diego next week for a two day forum: “It’s Alive! Petals to Primates: Preservation Challenges of Living Collections”. The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has put together a series of meetings to help institutions better take care of our country’s collections. This is the only one of the four programs that is addressing living collections, and it is specifically meant for small institutions, or big institutions with small collections. It will be a greatRead more