Environmental Enrichment in Zoos and Aquariums - 2020
Date: February 22 27, 2020
Location: Disney's Animal Kingdom
The Environmental Enrichment in Zoos and Aquariums course is geared toward providing zoo and aquarium staff involved in the daily care of animals with the background and skills necessary to enrich animal environments and to continue to advance enrichment in zoos and aquariums. This 5-day course will include classroom time that provides a historical perspective of environmental enrichment as well as an overview of enrichment concepts, focusing on aspects of the SPIDER framework. Classroom time will also focus on communication skills, using resources wisely, safety, behavioral observation skills, problem solving techniques and other programmatic considerations. In addition to classroom time, selected enrichment concepts and skills will be taught during group activities and individual hands on skill development opportunities. Students will have also have hands-on experience using the SPIDER framework in developing, presenting and evaluating an enrichment initiative to animals housed at the zoo.
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