New Topics – A Walk on the Wild Side: A Peek at Animal Science in Zoos
Thursday, March 28, 2019,5:30 pm - 6:30 pm EDT
New College’s Division of Social Sciences presents Mandi Wilder Schook, science operations manager for Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The recipient of a Ph.D. in veterinary science, Dr. Schook has a passion for hoofstock population sustainability. She completed post-doctoral fellowships at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, the Wilds and Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden’s Center for Research of Endangered Wildlife studying reproduction and metabolism in equids, rhinos and cats.
Dr. Schook was the research curator at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo from 2010-2016, coordinating research on welfare, health and reproduction in a variety of species. She currently serves as chair of the International Society of Wildlife Endocrinology, vice-chair of the Association of Zoo’s and Aquarium’s (AZA) Reproduction & Endocrinology Scientific Advisory Group, and is a member of the AZA Research & Technology Committee.
The event is free; reserve your seats at https://donate.ncf.edu/newtopics2018019