New "Introduction To Animal Species" Course: Cheetahs
Keepers, interpreters, guides, and docents can dive into the fascinating world of cheetahs as the San Diego Zoo Global Academy presents Cheetahs, the newest module in Introducing Animals, our series about animal species and other taxonomic groups. The module covers an overview of cheetah physical characteristics, distribution and habitat, behavior and ecology, and reproduction, as well as important conservation efforts dedicated to its protection. Remarkable images show cheetahs in ways you've never seen before, and video provides insights into their behavior.
Interactivity sprinkled throughout the module engages participants in the learning process, and questions at the end of each section ensure that they have mastered fundamental concepts before they move on. The Cheetahs module takes about an hour to complete, although participants progress at their own pace and may repeat the entire course or sections of the course as many times as they like.
The Cheetahs module joins Polar Bears, Giant Pandas, Tigers, and Gorillas in the Introducing Animals series. Look for modules about lions, apes, elephants, birds, and mammals, coming soon. These modules are an awesome resource for interpreters, but they offer insights to veteran animal keepers too, providing a glimpse of natural history that helps keepers address husbandry concerns. Whether you've worked with these animals for years or you're a brand-new interpreter or docent, these modules will equip you with a better understanding of these amazing animals.
See a preview of the Cheetah Class here
The San Diego Zoo Global Academy Will Have Booth #239 at the AZA Annual Conference in Orlando—Please Come By and See Us!
We look forward to talking with you about all things Academy. One of those things can be the new capability for institutions to create their own content using the DIY Course Creator menu option. Please stop by and talk with us about this new tool that can be added to your custom Academy site.
If you have Academy questions, or to schedule a time to meet with us, please contact Jon Prange, firstname.lastname@example.org or Gary Priest, email@example.com
In the Spotlight
New Collaborative Partner: Moorpark College
The Academy is very pleased to be working with Moorpark College and their program for Exotic Animal Training and Management. This program prepares students interested in working in the animal care industry.
The Jenkinson's Aquarium
The Jenkinson's Aquarium in Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey, joined the Academy's collaborative learning environment! Now they will have two privately branded customized sites, one for their employees and one for their volunteers. Welcome!
Gills, the Powerhouse of Fish
September 24, 2014, at 10 a.m. PDT
In this webinar presented by Dr. Rob Jones, an aquatics animal veterinarian who specializes in the care of both freshwater and marine animals, we'll take a close look at the gills of fish. For more information about Dr. Jones please visit his website at www.theaquariumvet.com
For questions regarding attending this webinar, please contact Debbie Dibacco at firstname.lastname@example.org
Administrator's Users Group Meeting
September 26 at 11 a.m. PDT
CypherWorx, the San Diego Zoo Global Academy partner, will be presenting our third Administrators Users Group meeting. This is an opportunity for administrators of custom sites to discuss resources, share ideas, and ask questions. The agenda will include: Demo System Requirements; CypherWorx Support Hub; DIY Demo; and Site Maintenance Tips. If you are interested, we'd love to have you join us!
Space is limited. Reserve your webinar seat now at https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/934347399