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Best known for their iconic beaks, Tufted Puffins can be found up and down the northern Pacific Coast from Alaska to California... and in the Bronx Zoo. These colorful birds have special adaptations that allow them to hold their breath for up to a minute while diving, to fly up to 55 mph, and to carry multiple fish at a time-- one record-breaking puffin was seen carrying 62 fish in its beak!

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Tim Mohl, Senior Keeper, WCS Bronx Zoo
Tim started working at the Bronx Zoo as a teen intern in 1997. During the summer, he worked in the Children's Zoo and Education Department, while earning his Animal Science/Education degrees. He has been in the Bird Department for the past 13 years, and also received his Masters in Biology.  Tim is currently a senior keeper at the World of Birds in charge of diets for the department.  

Join us to learn more about these birds and threats they face in the wild, such as climate change, over-fishing and over-hunting. You can ask us questions about puffins via the Q&A app or by using the hashtag #WCSPuffinsHoA. We hope you can tune-in.

#WCSPuffinsHoA   #HoA   #HangoutsonAir  #WildlifeConservationSociety   #TuftedPuffins #Puffins  #ConnectedClassrooms  #GoogleforEducation   #VirtualFieldTrips
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Hangout with Puffins at the Bronx Zoo
Tue, March 31, 11:00 AM
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It was wonderful thank you!
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Throughout NY State and beyond, citizen scientists are rising up to protect a vulnerable species in decline, the American eel. A migratory fish with a large range and fascinating life cycle, the American eel is born in the Sargasso Sea and enters North American estuaries as transparent glass eels, eventually returning to the Atlantic years later to spawn.

A team of of scientists, students, and educators led by WCS is collecting data at sites near the NY Aquarium and the Bronx Zoo. Using eel mops and other techniques, data are collected and shared with partners to inform statewide conservation decisions. As they count, weigh and release glass eels and gather other environmental data, these volunteers are learning about the health of the wildlife and ecosystems found in our backyards.

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Melissa Carp, Conservation Educator, WCS NY Aquarium
Melissa has been an instructor at the NY Aquarium for over 15 years, where she inspires children to care about and make an impact on the world around them. She teaches school groups through a variety of programs, including citizen science projects and summer camp. Before coming to the Aquarium, Melissa worked with homeless families at a NYC shelter, connecting children to the city’s nature and biodiversity.

We hope you can tune-in. You can ask us about the American Eel Project via the Q&A app or using the hashtag #WCSEelsHoA .

#WCSEelsHoA   #HoA   #HangoutsonAir   #WildlifeConservationSociety   #AmericanEelProject   #Eels   #WildlifeWednesday   #ConnectedClassrooms   #GoogleforEducation   #VirtualFieldTrips 
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Hangout with the NY Aquarium American Eel Project
Wed, March 25, 1:30 PM
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This was an awesome opportunity and a first for our district, thank you for letting us participate.
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I would like to go this summer to the bronx zoo
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Betty and Veronica, Central Park Zoo’s newest residents, are grizzly bears with storied pasts. Originally born in the wild in Montana and Wyoming, both bears followed their mothers in search of food in areas where people live and work. The bears became too accustomed to humans, and local authorities considered them a danger to people. So, Betty and Veronica were rescued in 1995 and lived at the Bronx Zoo for nearly two decades before moving to their new home in Manhattan earlier this year. 
 
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Kelly Boghossian, Senior Wild Animal Keeper, Polar Zone, WCS Central Park Zoo
As the senior keeper for the Polar Zone at Central Park Zoo, Kelly manages care of all bears, harbor seals, penguins, sea lions, waterfowl and more at the zoo. She started in May 2013 as a keeper and was soon promoted to a senior keeper in early 2014. Prior to the Central Park Zoo, Kelly worked as a vet tech manager at a veterinary hospital and at Turtle Back Zoo in New Jersey. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology from Rutgers University.

Join us for a Google+ Hangout to meet these bears up close and learn more about how we are finding solutions to human-wildlife conflict while also saving wildlife and wild places around the world. Ask your questions via the Q&A app or by using the hashtag #WCSGrizzlyBearsHoA . Hope you can tune in!

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Thu, April 16, 11:14 AM
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Thank you for joining us today! We hope you enjoyed learning more about our grizzly bears, Betty and Veronica, Central Park Zoo's newest residents. Come by and see them in person next time you're in the area!
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We're looking for some Connected Classrooms for our next Hangout on Air-- anyone interested in meeting our rescued grizzly bears, Betty and Veronica, at the Central Park Zoo? Email eprada@wcs.org for details. Hope you can join us and tune in!
 
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Betty and Veronica, Central Park Zoo’s newest residents, are grizzly bears with storied pasts. Originally born in the wild in Montana and Wyoming, both bears followed their mothers in search of food in areas where people live and work. The bears became too accustomed to humans, and local authorities considered them a danger to people. So, Betty and Veronica were rescued in 1995 and lived at the Bronx Zoo for nearly two decades before moving to their new home in Manhattan earlier this year. 
 
Join us for a Google+ Hangout to meet these bears up close and learn more about how we are finding solutions to human-wildlife conflict while also saving wildlife and wild places around the world. Ask your questions via the Q&A app or by using the hashtag #WCSGrizzlyBearsHoA. Hope you can tune in!

#WCSGrizzlyBearsHoA   #HoA   #HangoutsonAir  #WildlifeConservationSociety   #GrizzlyBears #BrownBears #Grizzlies #Bears  #ConnectedClassrooms  #GoogleforEducation   #VirtualFieldTrips
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Thu, April 16, 11:00 AM
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We would be interested! It would be 5pm Germany time but I think we could do it. 
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This Hangout had technical difficulties. Please watch Take 2 at https://youtu.be/qnOGc4R4wzs. Thanks!

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Betty and Veronica, Central Park Zoo’s newest residents, are grizzly bears with storied pasts. Originally born in the wild in Montana and Wyoming, both bears followed their mothers in search of food in areas where people live and work. The bears became too accustomed to humans, and local authorities considered them a danger to people. So, Betty and Veronica were rescued in 1995 and lived at the Bronx Zoo for nearly two decades before moving to their new home in Manhattan earlier this year. 
 
Meet the expert -

Kelly Boghossian, Senior Wild Animal Keeper, Polar Zone, WCS Central Park Zoo
As the senior keeper for the Polar Zone at Central Park Zoo, Kelly manages care of all bears, harbor seals, penguins, sea lions, waterfowl and more at the zoo. She started in May 2013 as a keeper and was soon promoted to a senior keeper in early 2014. Prior to the Central Park Zoo, Kelly worked as a vet tech manager at a veterinary hospital and at Turtle Back Zoo in New Jersey. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology from Rutgers University.

Join us for a Google+ Hangout to meet these bears up close and learn more about how we are finding solutions to human-wildlife conflict while also saving wildlife and wild places around the world. Ask your questions via the Q&A app or by using the hashtag #WCSGrizzlyBearsHoA . Hope you can tune in!

#WCSGrizzlyBearsHoA   #HoA   #HangoutsonAir   #WildlifeConservationSociety   #GrizzlyBears #BrownBears #Grizzlies #Bears   #ConnectedClassrooms   #GoogleforEducation   #VirtualFieldTrips 
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Thu, April 16, 11:00 AM
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Third times the charm, thanks.
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The Wildlife Conservation Society, founded in 1895, has the clear mission to save wildlife and wild places across the globe. Our story began in the early 1900’s when we successfully helped the American bison recover on the Western Plains. Today, we protect many of the world’s iconic creatures here and abroad, including gorillas in the Congotigers in Indiawolverines in the Yellowstone Rockies, and ocean giants in our world’s amazing seascapes.