Conservation Near & Far - May 21

Conservation Near & Far - May 21
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5/21/2022 12:00 PM
614 Broadway
Staten Island, NY 10310, US
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Want to learn about wildlife, and the researchers who devote their lives to protecting them? Like adventure but don’t necessarily want to leave your house, or pajamas, to go on one? Well… The Staten Island Zoo’s Conservation Near & Far is just for you! Join us for a virtual meeting with conservation and wildlife researchers on the field! Grab your notebook, a cup of coffee, and have your questions in hand. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet the individuals spearheading the field of conservation, right now!

Behavioral Conversations:  The Keeper-Animal Bond

Emma Jackson, Tropical Forest 3 Lead Keeper, Staten Island Zoo

Zookeepers are the most visible members of the zoological park team.  Yet due to the unique nature of their work, it is often rate for the public to glean behind the scenes insight of their daily duties.  Zookeepers often specialize in a fauna group, such as working with birds, big cats, elephants, or aquatic species.  This includes training with some of the smallest to largest exotic and endangered animals.  Hmmm, why do zookeepers use training as a valuable means to engage with their animals?  Keepers use positive reinforcement to improve the trust/relationship between animal and keeper.

Join us as our guest speaker, Emma Jackson, Tropical Forest 3 Lead Keeper and Training Coordinator shares her personal journey.

Q&A to follow. 

Zoom registration link will be included on your receipt.  Access link will be sent immediately following your Zoom registration.

$10.00 per Registration
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No cancellations or refunds.