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About Dr. Crean

ONLINE RESUME' AND EXPERIENCE PROFILE

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Jason J. Crean wears many hats.  He is a biology teacher at the high school and college level, works in the zoological community, and takes great joy in educating people of all ages about the natural world.  He also does a great deal more when not in the classroom...

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Lecturer on topics that include Species Survival Plans, Avian Genetics, Endangered Species causes, & more

Please contact Dr. Crean for his speaking schedule or for grading information at jcrean@lths.net.

Lineolated Parakeet Meet Jason Crean The Beak Speaks!
Water Shedd White-backed Mousebirds
Tea Time! Tea Time Raw Whole Foods
AFA IDEA Program Avian Biology Classroom German Article

Be sure to visit www.xy-zoo.com to view
Dr. Crean's book "Zoo Genetics: Key Aspects of Conservation Biology."

Photo Gallery

Komodo Dragon Black Rhino
A Komodo dragon A black rhino who is loving a scratch!
   
Black Rhino Black Rhino
Protected contact with a black rhino Up close and personal with a black rhino
   

Dr. Tracey Greenwood of Biozone publishers in New Zealand and Jason

Fellow members of the College Board biology committee

Dr. Tracey Greenwood of Biozone publishers in New Zealand just before we co-presented at the National Science Teachers annual conference.  So honored to work with such a wonderful biologist, educator and author! Fellow members of the College Board biology committee.
   
Speaker Panel at the Animal Behavior Center, 2016 Puzzles
The full speaker panel at the 2016 Animal Behavior Center event:  Dr. Todd Driggers, Lara Joseph, Dr. Crean, Ken McCort, Bonnie Zimmerman and Joel Vidovic. A very inquisitive giraffe named Puzzles at Indian Creek Zoo.
   
Though slow moving, this sloth was clearly very curious! Adalina, zookeeper at the Chicago Zoological Society
Though slow moving, this sloth was clearly very curious! Adalina, zookeeper at the Chicago Zoological Society.
   
Crean with co-presenter Julia Clarke and Valerie May Crean and Green
Crean with co-presenters Dr. Julia Clarke, paleontologist at University of Texas, and Valerie May, Woodstock Academy.  Dr. Clarke's work was showcased in this presentation that details the origin of birds at the National Science Teachers Conference. Crean with fellow 2009 Presidential Awardee Kelly Green at the National Science Teachers Conference.
   
AFA Convention Co-presenters Dr. Jonathan Losos of Harvard University and Dr. Keri Shingleton of Holland Hall and HHMI.
   
Crean at AFA convention with (L to R) Alycia Antheunisse of Avian Pro, Jackie Murray, biologist Caroline Efstathion and Dr. Cromwell Purchase, head biologist of Spix' macaw project Co-presenters Dr. Jonathan Losos of Harvard University and
Dr. Keri Shingleton of Holland Hall and HHMI
   
Tamandua at Nashville Zoo Some curious black and white lemurs
Tamandua at Nashville Zoo Some curious black and white lemurs
   
Sloth at Brookfield Zoo Grey kangaroo at Brookfield Zoo
Sloth at Brookfield Zoo Grey kangaroo at Brookfield Zoo
   
Team Biointeractive! Cream leading a workshop at the National Science Teachers Convention.
Team Biointeractive! Crean leading a workshop at the National Science Teachers Convention
   
Ring tailed lemur, Indianapolis Zoo Crean with Denise Morris, AFA member at a Cleveland produce market checking out the raw, whole foods!
Ring tailed lemur at Indianapolis Zoo Crean with Denise Morris, AFA member at a Cleveland produce market checking out the raw, whole foods!
   
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Crew at NABT 2014 in Cleveland
Crean with Dr. Neil Shubin
Jason Crean with Howard Hughes Medical Institute Crew at NABT 2014 in Cleveland.  (L to R:  Chris Monsour, Paul Andersen, Dr. Dennis Liu, David Knuffke, Valerie May) Crean with Dr. Neil Shubin, University of Chicago biologist and author of Your Inner Fish at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame event, NABT 2014
   
Parrot Palooza 2014 volunteers
Debbie Russell of Phoenix Landing, Jason Crean and Dr. Lanette Raymond, American Federation of Aviculture Elise Franchi, Beaks Birdhouse intern, and Celeste Troon, Notabaert Nature Museum with Iggy Blue-throated macaw
   
penguin chicks black and white lemur
Mr Crean with penguin chicks at San Francisco Zoo Mr Crean with black and white lemur
   
lemur environment
lemur habitat
Dr. Crean in lemur environment at San Francisco Zoo Dr. Crean in lemur habitat at San Francisco Zoo
   
ring-tailed lemur
Magellanic penguin chick
Dr. Crean with a ring-tailed lemur at San Francisco Zoo Magellanic penguin chick
   
Magellanic penguin chick
Magellanic penguin
Dr. Crean with a Magellanic penguin chick at
San Francisco Zoo
Magellanic penguins at San Francisco Zoo
   
With fellow Presidential Award winner Kelly Green at the 2013 National Science Teachers Association Convention, San Antonio, TX At the 2013 ARKive / National Geographic dinner with world renown aquanaut and Nat'l Geographic Explorer-in-residence Dr. Sylvia Earle
   
Bilbo with Dr. Karen Becker, our loyal and dedicated vet
My favorite biology buddy and bird lover, Alexis Ernst Bilbo with Dr. Karen Becker, our loyal and dedicated vet
   
The 2013 Midwest Bird Expo speaker panel
The 2013 Midwest Bird Expo speaker panel
   
Speakers and AFA Members at the 2013 Midwest Bird Expo
Speakers and AFA Members at the 2013 Midwest Bird Expo
   
Presidential Awardees at the 2012 Illinois Science Education Conference
2012 AFA Conference
Presidential Awardees at the 2012 Illinois Science Education Conference With Jacki Murray and fellow aviculture speakers Caroline Efstathion and Dr. Cromwell Purchase at the 2012 AFA Convention
   
Giraffe feeding at Miami Metro Zoo
Mr Crean with koala at San Francisco Zoo
Giraffe feeding at Miami Metro Zoo Dr. Crean with koala at San Francisco Zoo
   
Ground Hornbill
Hornbill
Crean with Southern ground hornbill chick at Safari West Animal Park Behind the scenes at Safari West Animal Park
   
Zookeepers lecture
Dr. Crean giving lecture to zookeepers at Safari West Animal Park Some fellow Howard Hughes Medical Institute Teacher Leaders with an okapi at San Antonio Zoo
   
Binturong training at Brookfield Zoo
Golden Conure chicks
Binturong training at Brookfield Zoo Golden Conure chicks
   
Two of our aracaris at an animal outreach event
Rio, Black Palm Cockatoo
Two of our aracaris at an animal outreach event Our black palm cockatoo Rio at a Boy Scouts outreach event
   
Some of our tortoises at the 2013 World Turtle Day at the Chicago Nature Museum
Horace, one of our sulcata tortoises, at an outreach event
Some of our tortoises at the 2013 World Turtle Day at the Chicago Nature Museum Horace, one of our sulcata tortoises, at an outreach event
   
Interacting with Peabody, a flamingo at Feathered Nest Aviaries
Purple martin blood draws as a visiting University of Florida visiting researcher
Interacting with Peabody, a flamingo at Feathered Nest Aviaries Purple martin blood draws as a visiting University of Florida visiting researcher
   
Madagascar hissing cockroaches
Our Zoology Club's first group of crested gecko hatchlings
Madagascar hissing cockroaches Our Zoology Club's first group of crested gecko hatchlings
   
chinchillas with kit
Feeding frenzy in our Zoology Club's Desert Exhibit
Some of our program's chinchillas with kit Feeding frenzy in our Zoology Club's Desert Exhibit
   
Bilbo, our curl-crested aracari, at an outreach event
Bilbo, our curl-crested aracari, at an outreach event
Bilbo, our curl-crested aracari, at an outreach event Bilbo, our curl-crested aracari, at an outreach event
   
Tampa, a Galapagos tortoise
A veteran program animal at Brookfield Zoo:  a 36+ year old Burmese python
Tampa, a Galapagos tortoise A veteran program animal at Brookfield Zoo:  a 36+ year old Burmese python 
   
Squishy, a flamingo at Feathered Nest Aviaries
Coco, a hyacinth macaw at Cedar Hills Aviaries
Squishy, a flamingo at Feathered Nest Aviaries Coco, a hyacinth macaw at Cedar Hills Aviaries
   
A black palm cockatoo chick at Country Hills Aviaries
A very inquisitive hyacinth macaw at the Exotic Animal Foundation
A black palm cockatoo chick at Country Hills Aviaries A very inquisitive hyacinth macaw at the Exotic Animal Foundation
   
In the termite labs at University of Florida with Caroline Efstathion
With Caroline Efstathion at Disney Animal Kingdom
In the termite labs at University of Florida with Caroline Efstathion With Caroline Efstathion at Disney Animal Kingdom
   
The teacher leaders at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute 2011 Holiday Lectures
Crean was named a finalist for the 2011 Shell Science Lab Challenge by the National Science Teachers Association
The teacher leaders at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute 2011 Holiday Lectures Crean was named a finalist for the 2011 Shell Science Lab Challenge by the National Science Teachers Association
   
Collecting morphometric data at the Exotic Animal Foundation in Northern California
Frog collecting at Florida research sites
Collecting morphometric data at the Exotic Animal Foundation in Northern California Frog collecting at Florida research sites
   
One of our aracaris, Bonito, at the Shedd Aquarium
Shedd Aquarium staff
One of our aracaris, Bonito, at the Shedd Aquarium Shedd Aquarium staff visiting our Aviarium and interacting with some of our program animals
   
Working with the Nature Museum's lead biologist, Celeste Troon
Interactive aviary at Miami Metro Zoo
Working with the Nature Museum's lead biologist, Celeste Troon Interactive aviary at Miami Metro Zoo
Zoo Genetics presentation at a Biology Teachers Conference
Crean with co-author, wildlife geneticist Dr. Jean Dubach
Zoo Genetics presentation at a Biology Teachers Conference Crean with co-author, wildlife geneticist Dr. Jean Dubach