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Continuing Education: Animal Programmes Staff complete courses
07May 2015

Continuing Education: Animal Programmes Staff complete courses

Thursday, 7 May, 2015……Cayman Turtle Centre animals programmes staff – in both the Terrestrial and Marine departments, have completed Unit One of the Aquarium Vet e-quarist Aquarium Medicine course.

Lead Aquarist Brian Dann, Assistant Biologist Adam Jackson and Curator of Terrestrial Exhibits & Education Programmes Geddes Hislop have all received certificates of completion for the on-line course.

Unit one of the on-line Aquarium Vet e-quarist programme focuses on Anatomy & Physiology.

The Aquarium Vet e-quarist course is endorsed as a Learning Partner by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA.)

The e-quarist course is the first on-line Aquarium Medicine course in the world and is designed for aquarists from all fields who want to fast-track their knowledge and skills.

Potential students include public aquarium and zoo aquarists and front of house staff; zebra fish facility aquarists; aquarium shop owners and staff; aquarium fish wholesalers; fish hobbyists and breeders; veterinarians and veterinary technicians/students; and people working in the aquaculture industry.

There are eight units in the course, which consist of between 20 and 40 hours for each unit. At the end of each unit there is an on-line examination. Students who pass the examination receive a Certificate of Completion.

The course is to a Diploma / Degree level standard and is designed to be a practical and hands-on guide.

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About Cayman Turtle Centre: Island Wildlife Encounter

The Cayman Turtle Centre: Island Wildlife Encounter is the Cayman Islands’ most-visited land-based attraction, with more than 230,000 visitors each year. Educational, cultural and entertainment programmes are consistently being created and updated to enhance the experience that can only be found at our world-renowned attraction.. In addition to being a tourist attraction, the Cayman Turtle Centre: Island Wildlife Encounter is also a sea turtle husbandry, research and conservation centre, focusing primarily on the Green sea turtle. Over its years in operation, the Cayman Turtle Centre: Island Wildlife Encounter has achieved a closed cycle of breeding, and has released over 31,000 turtles into the wild.