Sunday, January 30, 2011

2nd Southeast Asian Animal Enrichment & Training Workshop

2nd Southeast Asian Animal Enrichment and Training Workshop
20-24 March 2011

Hosted by: Ocean Adventure
In partnership with: Active Environments and The Shape of Enrichment
Instructors: Gail Laule and Valerie J. Hare
Chair of Organising Committee: Bianca Espinos

Ocean Adventure is pleased to host the 2nd Southeast Asian Animal Enrichment and Training Workshop. This unique five-day workshop will present an array of topics relating to behavioral management of captive animals with particular emphasis on environmental enrichment, positive reinforcement training and the problem-solving process. The workshop is open to zookeepers, aquarists, managers, supervisors, curators and veterinarians from the Southeast Asian and Australasian region.

The workshop will be conducted in English and the format includes discussions, small group projects, demonstrations, and hands-on enrichment and training opportunities with a diverse animal collection at Ocean Adventure and the Wildlife in Need Rescue Center. Skills taught are directly related to enhancing the overall care and management of captive animals and improving their welfare. 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! Deadline of registration is March 4, 2011. Limited slots only.

Registration fee of Php 12,500.00 includes the following:
  􀂃 All workshop material, including a copy of Don’t Shoot the Dog
  􀂃 All lunch, dinners and breaks during the workshop
  􀂃 Icebreaker and closing banquet
  􀂃 Transportation between hotel and the workshop venue
  􀂃 Tote bag and commemorative t-shirt
  􀂃 A certificate of accomplishment
  􀂃 A one-year digital subscription to The Shape of Enrichment

For further information contact:
Bianca Espinos
VP for Zoological Operations, Ocean Adventure
Tel: +6347 252-9000
Mobile: +63920 909-3725
Hope to see you in the Philippines!

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