Training And Enrichment Workshop For Zoo And Aquarium Animals

12th November 2012

Active Environments and Shape of Enrichment are proud to present the sixth Training and Enrichment Workshop for Zoo and Aquarium Animals. The Workshop returns to its original host institution, Moody Gardens, which thanks to Hurricane Ike, is newly renovated and offers exciting opportunities for participants. This unique five-day Workshop is designed for keepers, aquarists, managers, supervisors, curators, and veterinarians working with all species of animals held in zoos, aquariums, rescue centers, and sanctuaries. The Workshop will present an array of topics related to the behavioral management approach to caring for captive animals, with a focus on environmental enrichment, positive reinforcement training, and the problem-solving process. 

Workshop format includes lecture, discussion, small group projects, demonstrations, and hands-on training and enrichment opportunities with Moody Garden’s diverse collection. Skills taught are directly related to enhancing staff’s ability to manage animal behavior, improve animal welfare, and provide optimal care for captive animals. The Workshop format is designed to maximize the value for each participant and to address your specific situations, needs, problems, and objectives. Be prepared to interact, share, and participate to make the experience as useful and relevant to you as possible.

The registration fee is 0 and includes the following:

· 6 nights stay in the Moody Gardens Resort Hotel (double occupancy)**

· All workshop materials

· All breakfasts, lunches and snacks during the workshop

· Icebreaker (December 2), dinner, and closing banquet

· Commemorative Workshop t-shirt

** Single room rate including registration fee: ,340

Local fee (minus hotel): 0

If using credit card, add 5% processing fee.

For more information contact:

Active Environments, Inc. Tel: 805-737-3700

E-mail Katie Zufall: active_environs@ix.netcom.com
Moody Gardens, Diane Olsen: dolsen@moodygardens.com

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