Zoo animal behavior talk on tap

Wouter Stellaard, animal programs training director at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, presents “Zoo Animal Behavior and Training” from 5:30–6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, in the Animal Sciences Arena in the Animal Science Building on Ohio State’s Columbus campus. Admission is free and open to the public. The host is the Human-Animal Interactions Club, which is the undergraduate student arm of our college’s Center for Human-Animal Interactions Research and Education (or CHAIRE).

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Wildlife K-9 demos

See demonstrations by Ohio’s first-ever wildlife K-9 program in the Gwynne Conservation Area at CFAES’s upcoming Farm Science Review. The dogs in the program are trained to sniff out poached wildlife, fish and ginseng, and gun powder and lost hunters, too. Their handlers are wildlife officers with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Wildlife, which started the program this yearTuesday, Sept. 18, 10:30-11 a.m., 1:30-2 p.m. Farm Science Review overall is Sept. 18-20. More Gwynne activities.

Hello, kitty. Let’s talk

Conservation biologist Pete Marra, author of Cat Wars: The Devastating Consequences of a Cuddly Killer (2016, Princeton University Press), speaks twice at Ohio State next week: at the Tuesday, Nov. 7, breakfast program by the Environmental Professionals Network (EPN), and at the Wednesday, Nov. 8, annual conference of the Ohio Community Wildlife Cooperative.

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Seats going fast for ‘An Evening with Grizzly Bear 399’

Only about 250 seats remain out of the original 1,000 available for “An Evening with Grizzly Bear 399” on Oct. 24 at Ohio State. So says CFAES’s David Hanselmann, coordinator of the Environmental Professionals Network, which is hosting the event. Read more here. Register here.