Friday, December 10, 2010

Contemporary Animal Training and Management Workshop

Natural Encounters, Inc Presents The Workshop Series
"Contemporary Animal Training and Management"

Designed for Professional Zoo Keepers, Trainers, and Wildlife Educators

Want to learn skills that will help you reach your full training potential and improve the lives of animals in your care? Then this is the workshop for you! In this comprehensive 5-day workshop, attendees will learn the core scientific principles of behavior change and the technology to train operant behaviors efficiently and humanely. With extensive classroom instruction and hands-on training experiences, participants will get the information and practice needed to go beyond cookbook approaches and facilitate behaviorally healthy animals and design educational programs that connect humans to the natural world.

In this workshop, the lectures will be presented at our unique education center by world-renowned animal trainer Steve Martin and Dr. Susan Friedman, psychology professor at Utah State University. After each lecture, the learning objectives are put into action as our attendees break into small groups of 4 to work with various animal species while receiving one-on-one guidance from one of our world-class animal trainers. Students who complete this workshop will be better able to,

1. Meet even the most complex training challenges

2. Provide more enriching animal environments

3. Design educational programs that inspire the next generation of keepers, trainers and conservationists.

When: March 12-17, 2011

Where: Natural Encounters Training Facility in Winter Haven, FL

Tuition: $1500 per person - We are pleased to offer a $100 discount for graduates of Susan Friedman's LLP or LLA courses, as well as a $100 per person discount for multiple attendees from the same institution.

Accommodations: Chalet Suzanne Inn and Restaurant, $95.00/night (double occupancy). Price includes gourmet breakfast.

Icebreaker: March 12
Banquet Celebration: March 17

For Registration and more information lease see our website  call (407) 938-0847, or email us at

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