This list is out of date.

To summarize between 2004 and the present, Dave and Susan have attended and/or presented at the following conferences:

Texas Association of Zoo Educators
Zoological Association of America
Association of Zoos and Aqauriums
American Association of Zoo Keepers
Animal Behavioral Management Alliance
Zoolgical Registrars Association

We strive to always be current on animal husbandry, management, and educational program standards.
Feb. 2004: Dave & Animal Ambassador visit with Chris & Martin Kratt in Hollywood on the set of the Ellen Degeneres show.
Jan. 2004: Sue attends Texas Aquarium & Zoo Educator's (TAZE) annual meeting @ Dallas Zoo.
Sept. 2003: Association of Professional Wildlife Educators (APWE) website goes online.

American Zoo & Aquarium Conference, Columbus, OH. Sue visited with fellow educator's.

March 2003 Animal Behavioral Management Alliance (ABMA) Conference, Tampa, FL.

Sue is appointed President of
Association of Professional Wildlife Educators (APWE).
Oct. 2002: Association of Professional Wildlife Educators (APWE) list serve goes online.
Summer 2002: Dave & Animal Ambassadors visit several states for Animal Planet appearances.
June 2002: Sue & Dave & Animal Ambassadors provide animal support for Jack Hanna at Sea World Texas.
March 2002: Sue & Dave & Animal Ambassadors provide animal support for Jeff Corwin at  Children's Festival in Houston.

Feb. 2002: Animal Behavioral Management Alliance (ABMA) Conference in San Diego, CA.

Sept. 2001: Sue attends annual Science Teachers Conference CAST.
May '01: Sue & Animal Ambassador visit Tonight Show for Steve Irwin appearance.

April '01: Sue & Animal Ambassadors at Sea World Texas for presentations with Jack Hanna.

March '00: Sue & Animal Ambassadors at Sea World Texas for presentations with Jack Hanna. Sue &  Animal Ambassadors at Children's Festival in Houston to present a program with Peter Gros of  Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom.

Jan '00: Attended annual Texas Aquarium & Zoo Educator's meeting in Tyler.
October '99: Guests speaker at American Association of University Women's (AAUW): Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) Conference at UTD campus in Dallas. Promoting the importance of math and science studies to junior high school girls.
July '99: Attended the PTA summer seminar conference. Presented a session on the importance of including fun and educational experiences about animals and the environment at summer camps. 
April '99: Sue & Animal Ambassadors at Sea World Texas for presentations with Jack Hanna.
March '99':  Attended the 2nd annual Statewide Systemic Initiative (SSI) on Math & Science Conference for informal educators. Discussed the crucial role informal education opportunities play in bringing studies to life for Texas students.
February '99: Attended the Partners in Education Conference held in Austin. Networked with North Texas Area school officials, informing them about the totally unique education opportunities.
January '99: "Attended annual Texas Aquarium & Zoo Educator's meeting at Cameron Park Zoo in Waco. Networked with fellow educators about programs.
March '98:  Attended Statewide Systemic Initiative (SSI) for Math & Science, focus group. Reviewed the Texas Essential Knowledge & Skills (TEKS) guidelines and discussed how informal educators like ourselves provide valuable experience outside of the classroom for both students and educators. 
June '98:  Attended The Governor's Conference for Math, Science & Technology in Austin. Discovered what education reform lies in the years ahead for Texas schools and how we may best serve students, by drawing a parallel between what is taught in the classroom and real life experiences. 
August '98:  Attended Invertebrates in Captivity Conference. Networked with fellow educators as to what invertebrates are the best ambassadors for their species and how to properly care for them.
September '98:  Attended American Zoo & Aquarium Association (AZA) conference in Tulsa, OK. Networked with fellow outreach educators.

Also met with Texas Aquarium & Zoo Educators (TAZE) group while in Tulsa.

Presented a paper to fellow zoo professionals about various behavioral enrichment techniques for captive animals at the Association of Zookeepers (AZK) conference in Indianapolis, IN.

Attended Social Studies Conference in Dallas to discuss with educators how animals provide a valuable tool for bringing various social studies and geography units to life.

October '98:  Guests speaker at American Association of University Women's (AAUW): Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) Conference at UTD campus in Dallas. Promoting the importance of math and science studies to junior high school girls.

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