Sandy Trautwein, Ph.D., Director of Aquatic Conservation, Species360, spoke during TIDE TALKS at Regional Aquatics Workshop / RAW 2022. We were thrilled to be back "in person" - presenting, talking with members, and learning from a wide range of experts…
Species360 is pleased to announce Dr. Sandy Trautwein has been appointed as Species360’s new Director of Conservation and will lead the Species360 Conservation Science Alliance, the Species360 science team, and our strategic planning processes.
We are pleased to announce that Katie Curran, former Registrar at The Florida Aquarium, has joined Species360 as Aquatic Product Specialist. Katie has been a part-time, consulting member of the Species360 product management team since early October. In this role, she has helped to develop enhancements to the Zoological Information Management System (ZIMS) that directly support collection and enclosure management for aquariums.
In a recorded Webinar, The research shows an increased perception of aquariums in Europe as being admired, trusted, and acting as conservation organizations. Colleen says this bodes well for recovery from pandemic years as long as conservation actions take a central role in the stories and educational initiatives of aquariums.
New research, shared late last month in the Future of Aquariums/Europe webinar presented by Impacts Experience and Species360, shows that visitors increasingly expect aquariums to be conservation institutions. What does this mean for post-pandemic recovery? And how have closures helped aquariums to increase their presence "outside the walls" of their facilities?
Dr. Sandy Trautwein will join Species360 as Director of Aquatics Conservation and Product Management. She most recently was Vice President of Husbandry at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California.
In the Species360-hosted webinar, Future of Aquariums / Europe, more than 180 aquarium and zoo professionals gathered to hear the results of new research and a panel discussion on visitor expectations regarding aquariums throughout Europe - as well as some comparative data regarding the United States and Canada.