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The ZRA Newsletter Steering Committee is looking for articles, announcements, photos, and suggestions for the Association newsletter, ‘For the Record’!

July 11, 2018

The deadline for the next issue is Fri, Jul 26.     

Items can include - but are not limited to:

  • Photos: Births/hatches, new species to your collection, memorials
  • Suggestions for the Member Spotlight
  • Listserv discussion follow up information
  • Tips & Tricks for ZIMS, Tracks, or any registrar tasks
  • News about conservation projects, exhibit openings, events or happenings at your institution etc.
  • Reports from conferences or classes you’ve attended
  • Funny typos from daily reports
  • Upcoming event announcements
  • Anything else you’d like to suggest!

Send your submissions, suggestions, or questions to anyone or everyone on the Committee:

Krista Adelhardt krista.adelhardt@zoo.org
Melody Brooks mbrooks@sandiegozoo.org
Deanna Snell deannas@calgaryzoo.com