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2014-04-04 23:32:31

Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital Becomes First Children’s Hospital in Texas to Make Virtual Visits Possible Houston, Texas (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, together with the help of the Google Glass Explorer program, is enhancing the patient experience in a way never before possible. The hospital recently allowed kids of all ages to virtually “visit” the Houston Zoo, located across the street from the hospital, without ever leaving their hospital...

2012-09-12 23:03:36

The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) today announced Conservation Endowment Fund (CEF) grants totaling $205,000 to be awarded to 11 projects. Silver Spring, MD (PRWEB) September 11, 2012 The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) today announced Conservation Endowment Fund (CEF) grants totaling $205,000 to be awarded to 11 projects. “Supported by AZA´s Conservation Endowment Fund, scientists at AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums and their partners are at the cutting edge...

2012-04-26 23:01:20

The Explore blog brings you exciting, informative, and inspiring wildlife conservation features, zoo and aquarium stories, and profiles. Silver Spring, MD (PRWEB) April 26, 2012 Recognizing the critical need for wildlife professionals to address escalating conflict between humans and wildlife, four AZA-accredited zoos — Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Denver Zoo, and Houston Zoo — supported the participation of 15 wildlife conservation professionals from...

2012-03-08 15:10:00

The Explore blog brings you exciting, informative, and inspiring wildlife conservation features, zoo and aquarium stories, and profiles. Be sure to visit http://wildexplorer.org to get your wild animal fix! Silver Spring, MD (PRWEB) March 08, 2012 Today, the Los Angeles Zoo will open its doors to its newest exhibit: The LAIR (Living Amphibians, Invertebrates and Reptiles). Read more about this story on the Association of Zoos and Aquariums' Explore blog. Encompassing six diversely themed...

2012-03-05 19:45:00

Take advantage of Daylight Savings Time and “Spring Forward” for Amphibians at an AZA-accredited zoo or aquarium near you (PRWEB) March 05, 2012 Zoos and aquariums across the country will hold events and activities to raise awareness about amphibian conservation. Events include live encounters with amphibians, informative amphibian exhibits, programs on “frog friendly” backyards, zookeeper talks about amphibian ecosystems, crafts, contests, games, prizes, and all...

2011-09-14 13:10:00

Silver Spring, Maryland (PRWEB) September 14, 2011 The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) today announced Conservation Endowment Fund (CEF) grants totaling $210,746 to be awarded to 11 projects. âœFrom tigers to turtles, a driving force in wildlife conservation, animal welfare and education has always been the scientific contributions of AZA members supported by the Conservation Endowment Fund,â said AZA Senior Vice President for Conservation and...

2011-06-07 00:00:33

Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) accredited zoos are leaders in elephant conservation education and science, and invite the public to celebrate and support elephants by visiting them this summer. Silver Spring, MD (PRWEB) June 06, 2011 Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) accredited zoos are leaders in elephant conservation education and science, and invite the public to celebrate and support elephants by visiting them this summer. "Experiencing an elephant close-up is an...

2011-01-25 11:34:00

HOUSTON, Jan. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Rafte & Company, a leading provider of business and technology consulting services for law firms and other professional services firms, today announced that it is deploying two innovative hybrid cloud computing solutions for Hale-Mills Construction, one of the construction industry's preeminent builders of detention facilities and government complexes, and the Houston Zoo, a fun, unique, and inspirational experience fostering appreciation,...

2010-11-23 00:01:09

If the Mall is a Zoo, Why Not Go to the Zoo? Silver Spring, MD (Vocus) November 22, 2010 This year, shoppers can go wild and do their holiday shopping the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) accredited zoos or aquariums. Gift shops are always stocked with fun toys, beautiful ornaments and unique environmentally-friendly products. "Spend Black Friday with a black rhino or blacktip reef shark; shop at the zoo or aquarium," said AZA Senior Vice President for Marketing, Jill Nicoll. "Not...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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