Tuesday, October 13, 2009


16-20 November 2009

Presented by: Active Environments and Shape of Enrichment

Hosted by: The Oakland Zoo, Oakland, CA, USA

Instructors: Gail Laule, Margaret Whittaker, and Val Hare

Active Environments is proud to present the third Training and Enrichment Workshop with our new host, The Oakland Zoo.

Photo by: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ellenm1/

This unique five-day workshop will present an array of topics relating to behavioral management with particular emphasis on positive reinforcement training techniques (PRT) and environmental enrichment (EE). The workshop is designed for keepers, managers, supervisors, curators, and veterinarians working with a wide array of animals held in zoos. This workshop emphasizes the behavioral management approach to caring for captive animals, with focus on environmental enrichment, positive reinforcement training, and the problem-solving process.

Workshop format includes lecture, discussion, small group projects, demonstrations, and multiple hands-on training and enrichment opportunities with Oakland Zoo's diverse collection. Skills taught are directly related to enhancing staff's ability to manage captive animal behavior, improve animal welfare, and enhance the overall care and management of captive animals. The Workshop format is designed to maximize the value for each participant and as much as possible to address 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 of $700 includes the following:

* 6 nights stay in the La Quinta Inn at Oakland Airport
* All workshop materials, including a copy of Don't Shoot the Dog
* All breakfasts, lunches and snacks during the workshop
* Icebreaker, dinner, and closing banquet (3 dinners)
* Transportation to and from workshop and airport
* Commemorative Workshop t-shirt

We have reserved a block of rooms at the Hotel based on double occupancy; single rooms available with increased registration fee.

For further information contact:
Active Environments, Inc.
7651 Santos Road Lompoc,
CA 93436
Tel: 805-737-3700

E-mail: info@activeenvironments.org

Margaret Whittaker (Active Environments) : indu22@earthlink.net

Margaret Rousser (Oakland Zoo): margaret@oaklandzoo.org

Or: Shape of Enrichment, website: http://www.enrichment.org/

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