The Sequoia Park Zoo Conservation Lecture Series continues on Wednesday, February 15 at 7:00 PM as a hybrid event, offered both in-person and on Zoom. This month’s speakers are presenting virtually, and the Zoo will host a watch party. Jennifer Hartman and Heath Smith will share about working with scent detection dogs on wildlife conservation projects in their talk entitled, “Working with Detection Dog Teams: A Wildlife Conservation Methodology.” The event begins with a Zoo update slideshow at 6:45 PM. The lecture starts promptly at 7:00 PM. Attendees are encouraged to ask the speaker questions after the presentation. The Conservation Lecture Series is sponsored by Papa & Barkley.
The Rogue Detection Teams is a conservation detection dog program based in Washington state, USA, with operations around the world. They advocate for adopting fetch-obsessed dogs from shelters that might not otherwise be adopted into a home environment and then teach these dogs how to search for data from endangered species. The rescue dogs work alongside their bounders (their name for canine handlers). Their work is non-invasive, which is also a win-win for wildlife by eliminating stressful handling or invasive procedures. In this way, Rogue Detection Teams is a resource for wildlife, shelter animals, and researchers who require data on rare or cryptic species in the wild.
Heath is an instructor with Rogue Detection Teams and began working with detection dogs in 2001. Jennifer is a field scientist with Rogue Detection Teams and has worked with detection dogs since 2009. They have traveled around the world with scent detection dogs to help answer pressing questions in the field of wildlife conservation.
The 2022-2023 Conservation Lecture Series will be held in-person and remotely through Zoom. This month’s speakers are presenting virtually, and the Zoo will host a watch party. The in-person watch party is located at the Sequoia Park Zoo’s Flamingo Room at 3414 W Street in Eureka, CA. Attendees can enter the Zoo through Gate C, located to the left of the main gate at the W Street crosswalk. To attend virtually, a free, registered Zoom account is required. The Zoom link will be available on the Zoo’s website at SequoiaParkZoo.net and through the Zoo’s social media.
What: FREE Hybrid Conservation Lecture: Working with Detection Dog Teams: A Wildlife Conservation Methodology
When: Wednesday, February 15, 2023
Zoo information begins at 6:45 PM; Lecture at 7:00 PM
Where: Sequoia Park Zoo, 3414 W Street, Eureka, CA or online via Zoom.us
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Meeting ID: 825 0471 9560
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