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Under Construction: Night Hunters XVIII

We’re in the home stretch – four days to go – and things are looking great!

The concrete for the entry path has been poured.

Pouring concrete for the entry path

Pouring concrete for the entry path

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May 18, 2011   No Comments

Under Construction: Night Hunters XVII

We have 10 days to go until I have to change the title of my posts to “Night Hunters Opens!”

My presentation at the Felid TAG conference in Omaha last week went pretty well. I only had 15 minutes to speak so I was rushing through the second half of it. Afterwards, I had several people come up to me with comments and questions and to let me know how excited they are to see the new exhibit once it opens so that is encouraging.

After spending a week out of town at the Felid TAG conference, I was anxious to get down to the Night Hunters site to see how much farther along it had come.

The interpretive team is eager to get inside the building once all the big construction is done and the place has been cleaned up a bit. We will need to move quickly to get all of the signs, monitors, speakers, and sound systems installed and working properly before the exhibit opens. I’m biting my nails, but we always seem to rally and pull it together in the end.

May 11, 2011   3 Comments

Speaking at TEDxCincy conference next week

It’s been a busy few weeks since I last posted. I was invited to give a talk at the TEDxCincy conference coming up next week. So I’ve been busy preparing for that in addition to my regular duties.

The conference is all about sharing ideas worth spreading and the theme is passion. The idea I’ll be sharing is that personal experiences with wildlife can create the emotional connections necessary to inspire conservation action, which I’ll be doing via my personal story and, of course, featuring how the Zoo provides personal experiences and leads to conservation action such as cell phone recycling.

Wish me luck and I’ll let you know how it goes!

Here's the picture of me (and Skittles, the rainbow boa, that will be in the conference program.

September 27, 2010   No Comments