SINNG Represented at BIAZA Native Species Conference – By Erin Mason and Tracey Twomey

SINNG representative and former Cornwall College Newquay student, Tracey Twomey, did a fantastic job presenting at a national conference. Tracey, now working at Newquay Zoo, spoke about her work with SINNG at a two day conference hosted by BIAZA (The British and Irish association of Zoos and Aquariums) Native Species Working Group at Sparsholt College, Hampshire. The delegates were BIAZA members and professionals from numerous different zoos and wildlife organisations from around the UK. The presentation was a huge success and Tracey received many questions and positive feedback from other attendees. A lot of interest was shown in SINNG’s work, specifically in our ‘Alien Invaders’ top trumps style game, a game whish Tracey herself helped to develop, and the SINNG games compendium, which have proven to be popular educational resources nationwide.

On the morning of the second day, more presentations and talks were held- including Jen Nightingale’s talk on crayfish conservation which featured references to SINNG and our work. Attendees then had chance to visit the New Forest wildlife park and enjoy the remainder of the day in the sun, to conclude an overall very successful event! Well done Tracey and thank you for your continued support of SINNG.