Idaho Found Welcomes Dr. David Pennock
Dr. David Pennock serves as the Executive Director of the Idaho Falls Zoo at Tautphaus Park. Our conversation today discusses Pennock's journey from academia to the Museum of Idaho to the Idaho Falls Zoo. David shares with us how he is using his past experiences to design an interactive classroom, and his plans to introduce the work being done at the Idaho Falls Zoo to a wider audience both regionally and internationally. In this conversation, we take a deep dive as Dr. Pennock explores his optimism for our future, conservation, and our ability to work together for the betterment of our world.
Pennock has a Ph.D. in systematics and ecology from the University of Kansas, as well as master’s and bachelor’s degrees in zoology from Brigham Young University. He is a published researcher and has taught various graduate and undergraduate courses at the University of Kansas, University of Arkansas and Fort Hays State University. He and his wife, Gisele, reside in East Idaho.