The Evening Buzz

Tuesday, September 25, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Due to it's success last year, the Evening Buzz - an informal and enjoyable way to extend program learning into the evening - is back!  Curated by the Annual Conference Program Committee, this event will feature many short, individual talks presented in a new, interactive and fun format.  Moderated by Sean Devereaux, The Buzz will be full of information you don't want to miss!  A cash bar will be available.

Presentations include:

Advances in Aquaculture and Other Stories of Hope
  • Karin Stratton, Seafood Watch Partnership Program Manager, Monterey Bay Aquarium
Aframomum Everywhere - How Different Zoos Grow "Grains of Paradise" for Apes, and Why You Should Too
  • Michael Stern, Curator of Primates & Small Mammals, Philadelphia Zoo
Discovering the Brain Science Behind our Early Childhood Programs and Activities
  • Dr. Wei Ying Wong, Vice President, Education, Woodland Park Zoo
Green Education in a Red State
  • Melissa Halvorsen, Special Programs Coordinator, Loveland Living Planet Aquarium
Hunting for the Future of Conservation
  • Dr. David Shepherdson, Deputy Conservation Manager, Oregon Zoo
Husbandry Staff Care Manual - How the Husbandry Leadership Team at Adventure Aquarium Created a Successful Mentor Program
  • Ann-Marie Bisagno, Oakland Zoo
Let’s Get To Work: Engaging Your Team in Sustainable Professional Development
  • Emily Yam, Science Interpretation Manager, Aquarium of the Pacific
Reintroducing Scimitar-horned Oryx: The Secrets of Success (So Far At Least)
  • Adam Eyres, Hoofstock Curator, Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
Socializing Conservation - A Digital Journal of a Baby Sea Turtle's First Year
  • Tina Tison, Director of Marketing, The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk
Transforming Wildlife Conservation Through Tech Innovation
  • Rebecca Whitman, Director, Content & Creative Strategy, Communications & Public Affairs, Woodland Park Zoo
Turning your Zoo and Aquarium Team into a Social Media Army
  • Katie Smith, Senior Director of Marketing, Audubon Nature Institute
Utilizing Cultural Institutions to Introduce Sustainable, Bird Friendly Coffee to New York City
  • Lily Mleczko, Coordinator of Volunteers and Visitor Engagement, Wildlife Conservation Society
Visual Thinking Strategies in Science: A New Tool for a Familiar Approach from an Unlikely Ally
  • Yoon Kang-O'Higgins, Program Director, Visual Thinking Strategies
Walk the Talk When Not on the Clock: Commute Modeling
  • Philip Fensterer, Maintenance Worker 2 (Life Support Systems), Oregon Zoo
Wildlife in Rehab: Opportunities and Goals for our Common Future
  • Steven Sarro, Curator, Smithsonian's National Zoological Park

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