Debra Erickson is President of the Global… Read More
Debra Erickson is President of the Worldwide Zoo Educators Association. She is also the Marketing Director for San Diego Zoo World-wide, Govt Director of Atlantis Blue Venture Basis and Accreditation Chair for Atlantis, Paradise Island. She has been in the conservation, interpretation, promoting, communications, and schooling fields for 30 many years and has labored for the San Diego Zoo, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Atlantis, Paradise Island, Atlantis, The Palm, SeaWorld San Diego, SeaWorld Orlando, S.E.A. Aquarium and Dolphin Island.
Debra has held a vast assortment of positions in the instruction and interpretation industry including Education Director at San Diego Zoo Safari Park, SeaWorld Orlando, and Atlantis, Paradise Island. She has developed interpretive options for a huge variety of reveals together with Manatees: The Very last Technology, Wild Arctic, and Tiger Path which have all received the American Affiliation of Zoos and Aquariums Top Exhibit Honors award. At present she is foremost the work to provide San Diego Zoo Little ones, a 24-hour, industrial-totally free tv channel, to 300 children’s hospitals and Ronald McDonald Properties around the globe.
Possessing labored in about 40 countries during her profession and seeing the difficulties that a lot of building international locations face, Debra has a eager commitment to conservation. She worked as Executive Director and Conservation Director for Orangutan Basis International and was responsible for establishing and employing the conservation system for Tanjung Puting Nationwide Park. Debra carries on her conservation perform as a result of the Atlantis Blue Undertaking Basis where by she resources marine conservation assignments and mentors conservationists in the area.
Debra been given her B.A. in Biology from Scripps College or university and her M.A. in Educational Engineering from San Diego State College.