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Conservation and Conversations (Virtual Discussion Event)
August 24, 2022 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
FREE to register! Connect with the Zoo as we critically explore a variety of environmental and conservation issues. Participants will receive a discussion guide (including book, film, and podcast recommendations!) and access to a 60-minute live virtual discussion with Zoo educators. Join in on the discussion as we engage community members of all ages about conservation topics that are affecting the way we live in Louisville and how people live around the globe. Some sessions will feature guest speakers. View previous discussion guides here.
Topic: Accredited Zoos and Aquariums (Virtual Meeting)
Wednesday, August 24; 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
What does it mean for a zoo to be accredited? In the United States, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) is the body in charge of accrediting and setting professional standards for zoos and aquariums. The AZA and its accreditation committee are made up of premier industry professionals who oversee the welfare of zoo staff, the animal ambassadors, and use their expertise to advocate for the best care. Join our discussion this month to learn about how accreditation works, past zoo practices and animal care today. Steve Taylor, our Assistant Director of Conservation, Education and Collections, will be a special guest! FREE to register.