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The Evening Buzz

Monday, September 9, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Due to it's success last two years, 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! Snacks and a cash bar will be available.

Presentations include:

Averting the Sixth Mass Extinction in the Era of Big-Data: The Critical Role of Aquariums and Zoos Information to Save Wild Populations
  • Dalia A. Conde, Assoc. Professor and Director, Species360 and University of Southern Denmark
Building Ties between Zoos and Aquariums with Local Rehbilitation Centers
  • Geneve Darnell, Senior Bird Keeper, The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
Communications on a Budget
  • Charlotte Orr, Conservation & Communications Manager, Happy Hollow Park & Zoo
Conservation through Animal Art
  • Michelle Hanenburg, Pinniped Primary Keeper, Utah's Hogle Zoo
Designing and Evaluating for Conservation Action
  • Sarah Edmunds, Senior Exhibit Developer, Wildlife Conservation Society
Explore Your National Marine Sanctuaries in 360º: Education Using Virtual Reality
  • Claire Fackler, National Education Liaison, NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries
Innovations in Conservation and Captive Care of Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) within their Range in Africa
  • Dr. Lilian Pintea, Vice President Conservation Science, the Jane Goodall Institute
Lights Out Cleveland - A Collaboration in Migratory Bird Conservation, Research, and Awareness
  • Michelle Leighty, Manager of Wildlife Resources, Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Operationalizing One Health at an Association of Zoos and Aquarium Institution
  • Dr. Sharon Deem, Director, Institute for Conservation Medicine, Saint Louis Zoo
Political Animals: From the Campaign Trail to Woodland Park Zoo's Northern Trail - Thought Leadership in Zoos and Aquariums
  • Stephen Reed, Executive Leadership & Internal Communications Officer, Woodland Park Zoo
Present on Purpose
  • Julie Henry, Founder and President, Finish Line Leadership
Promoting Everyday Science Talk to Nurture Science Identities in Individuals from Latino/Hispanic Communities: Year One of a Five Year Study
  • Dr. Remy Dou, Assistant Professor, Florida International University
Soaking up the Sun: How UV Light and Temperature Impact Herpetofauna Behavior and Physiology
  • Michelle Wood, Research Associate, Disney's Animal Kingdom
Turning Passion into Conservation Action
  • Terra Manasco, Conservation Manager, Birmingham Zoo
UNTAPPED: The Power of Engaging Women in Wildlife Conservation
  • Erin Stotz, Community Conservation Manager, Denver Zoo

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