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Biomimicry/Bioinspiration: a novel activity to further conservation involving engineers, business, and San Diego Zoo Global 1.00 Bioinspiration, also known as biomimicry, is an interdisciplinary process in which biological principles and elements are studied in order to draw analogies to be applied to human innovation. Learn how we introduce students to the concept of bioinspiration through a variety of education programs. We will also describe our approach when working with students to foster creativity and think in new and innovative ways.
Blended Learning 1.00 How do you effectively take a tired old lecture series or outdated formalized training and turn it into a vibrant and engaging program perfect for your learner audiences? For most organizations, blended learning is a MUST. Follow our journey from investigation to implementation of training for a variety of volunteer assignments. Explore a multitude of techniques to teach a broad range of learners effectively and efficiently. Join us as we share tips and techniques on implementing blended learning.
Bloodborne Pathogens and HIV 1.00 In this course, you will learn about the characteristics of bloodborne pathogens, diseases caused by these pathogens, such as HIV, and how they are transmitted. You will also learn the elements of an exposure control plan and how to prevent contact with or infection from contaminated body fluids. In addition, you will learn how to handle exposure incidents involving blood, and the signs, labels, and color-coding used to warn of biohazards and bloodborne pathogens. This training is provided to help employers provide a safe and healthful work environment for their employees and minimize the possibility of employee exposure to bloodborne pathogens.
Brain Development in Infants and Toddlers (CDA 8) 2.00 Brain development has changed over the last 20 years. Early brain development focused mainly on the intellectual aspects of the brain, but over the last 10 years, more focus has been placed on the social emotional exchanges in infancy and how that affects brain development. Early experiences predispose how children see the world. This course is designed to be part of a Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential™ curriculum and covers CDA Subject Area 8, Understanding Principles of Child Development and Learning. This course can also be taken as a stand-alone learning event or as part of a broader early childhood education curriculum.
Browse - The Role of Botanical Collections to Support Zoological Collections 1.00 This presentation will discuss the evolution of a browse program that has supported the husbandry and management of unique zoological species. The historic origins and the chronological development of diverse plant collections parallels the acquisition and successful husbandry of endangered species. There will be lots of examples and advice integrated into the presentation for those interested parties.
Building a Broader Base for Zoo-Based Conservation: Engaging Non-Traditional Conservationists 1.00 While it is often thought of as an activity and ideology dominated by tree-huggers, conservation should have a much wider base of participation than is often the case. Hunters, fishers, veterans, and people across the political spectrum comprise an under-developed source of support for conservation projects. In this webinar, we will focus on outreach and messaging approaches that address this opportunity for zoos, as well as the larger conservation community.
Building Foundations for Language and Literacy Development (CDA 8) 2.00 Current brain research shows that infants’ brains are wired to learn and understand any language, but talking with infants is necessary for them to learn to speak. Discover ways to support language and literacy development in infants and toddlers. Assess current practices and determine whether improvements are needed to build foundations for language and literacy development in the early years of life. This course is designed to be part of a Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential™ curriculum and covers CDA Subject Area 8, Understanding Principles of Child Development and Learning. This course can also be taken as a stand-alone learning event or as part of a broader early childhood education curriculum.
Building Relationships with Children and Youth 2.00 An environment that fosters positive relationships between children, youth and adults is critical to creating a high quality program. This course supports participants in exploring how to build positive, meaningful relationships with children and youth, in order to plan programs that best meet their needs.
Building Relationships with School Personnel 2.00 School-age programs and schools share a mutual goal of supporting the growth, development, and learning of school-age children. Over 50% of all school-age programs nation-wide are housed in school facilities. When school-age programs are housed in school facilities, it is essential for staff in school-age programs to establish and maintain a positive relationship with school personnel. This makes it possible for schools and programs to work together to support the needs of the whole child. Staff can develop successful partnerships with school personnel by cultivating an understanding of the needs, interests, and goals of school personnel and using effective strategies, tools, and systems to build a spirit of positive collaboration and communication.
Business Ethics: Ethical Decisions 1.67 In this course you will learn to: define business ethics, describe how to balance personal values and organizational ethics, and identify common ethical dilemmas and their causes, and describe the DECISIONS method of making ethical decisions and identify the barriers to making such decisions.

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