Rachel Haydon

General Manager, Napier City, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand

Member since 02 Sep 2021

General Manager of the National Aquarium of New Zealand with an MSc in Marine Science, Bachelor of Science (Zoology) and Post Graduate Certificate in Education (Primary). I have over 15 years’ experience in zoos, museums and aquariums, including the Natural History Museum (London), Zoological Society of London (UK) and Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, across education programming, interpretation, evaluation and also research focusing around the social science elements of conservation engagement. I am currently the Chair of the Zoo Aquarium Association (ZAA) Australasia’s Conservation Engagement Committee. I am a published author passionate about fostering connection with nature - helping people build understanding of their impact on the nature but also nature’s impact on them.


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