2-day Workshop

Noldus Workshop at the Saint Louis Zoo

On September 8 & 9, 2022, Noldus is hosting a 2-day workshop at the beautiful Saint Louis Zoo in St. Louis, Missouri. It’s FREE! Come learn new techniques and get hands-on training for improving your research on animal health and welfare.


Wildlife Saint Louis zoo

There will be demos and hands-on training for EthoVision XT and The Observer XT, led by Jason Rogers, PhD. Bring your projects and questions! And, we’ll discuss the application of TrackLab for zoo research. 

But that’s not all! There will be an exclusive FREE TOUR of the Saint Louis Zoo. We will collect data in real time, get familiar with Noldus tools, and of course see the awesome animals!

In short:

  • September 8 & 9, 2022
  • Come for 1, or 2 days 
  • Price: FREE
  • Lunch and snacks included
  • Zoo tour included at Saint Louis Zoo


Thursday September 8, 2022 (EthoVision XT)

12:45pm | Open doors / registration check in
1:00 - 1:15pm | Welcome / Introduction
1:15 - 1:45pm | Saint Louis Zoo Research Introduction
1:45 - 2:15pm | Guest speaker: Dr. Anthony Dell, Research Scientist at the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center (NGRREC), Alton, IL.
2:15 - 3:00pm | Demo EthoVision XT
2:45 - 3:00pm | Coffee break
3:00 - 4:30pm | Hands on training
4:30 - 5:00pm | Questions / answers
5:00pm | Wrap up

Friday September 9, 2022 (The Observer XT) 

8:45am | Open doors & registration
9:00 - 9:15am | Welcome / Introduction
9:15 - 9:45am | Demo The Observer XT
9:45 - 10:15am | Saint Louis Zoo Research Intro / presentation by Dr. Karen Bauman & Eli Baskir
10:15 - 10:30am | Coffee break
10:30am - 12:00pm | Zoo tour
12:00 - 1:00pm | Lunch
1:00 - 2:30pm | Discuss experience of coding & data = conclude The Observer XT
2:30 - 2:45pm | Coffee break
2:45 - 3:15pm | TrackLab overview
3:15 - 4:15pm | TrackLab Zoo research and applications
4:15 - 5:00pm | Questions / answers / data analysis & wrap up


Hotel information

Please visit www.stlzoo.org/hotels to plan your visit!

Block rooms have been set aside for the Saint Louis Zoo workshop attendees at The Cheshire Hotel. To make a reservation click on https://reservations.travelclick.com/98391?groupID=3562197. The Cheshire has king room or double queen room option available for $129.00 per night w/out taxes. Deadline for hotel room reservation is Friday August 19, 2022.


Anthony Dell

Guest speaker: Dr. Anthony Dell

Anthony Dell is a Research Scientist at the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center (NGRREC), located on the banks of the Mississippi River in Alton, IL. His research fuses metabolic ecology, movement ecology, and community ecology to address basic and applied questions in biology. Dr. Dell has a growing interest in how the movement and behavior of organisms influence species interactions, and the role of the physical environment. To address these questions, his laboratory has used automated image-based tracking methods on a diversity of aquatic and terrestrial species, including forest litter invertebrates, salamanders, fish, aquatic macroinvertebrates, small mammals, and more.


Jason Rogers 2

Jason Rogers, PhD

Jason Rogers is a Senior Research Scientist at Noldus Information Technology. He has a doctorate in psychology with a focus on the neurobiology of learning and memory. Jason joined Noldus in 2008 as Application Specialist and lead trainer. Since then, he has given hundreds of training courses and presentations around the world.



8th September to 9th September 2022
Missouri, USA