Active Environments - Calendar

Active Environments has developed a series of informative and enjoyable workshops for a variety of participants and animal species. Workshops are offered throughout the year in various locations. Check here, or send us an e-mail if you are interested in a particular workshop, and we’ll let you know when it’s scheduled.

Advanced Primate Training and Enrichment Workshop (PTEW2) – 4.5 days
Location: Sacramento Zoo, CA
Date: Dec 9-13, 2013

Designed for individuals who have attended the basic Primate Training and Enrichment Workshop or who have significant experience in positive reinforcement training with primates. Workshop focuses on advanced techniques of operant conditioning and environmental enrichment, behavioral data collection, and behavioral management program development.   |   Learn more >>   |   Registration form >>
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Primate Training and Enrichment Workshop (PTEW) – 4.5 days
Location: MD Anderson Cancer Center, Bastrop, TX
Date: Spring 2014, TBA

Co-developed and taught with instructors from M. D. Anderson Science Park and Yerkes Regional Primate Center, workshop is designed for zoo, laboratory, and sanctuary primate keepers, caregivers, curators, veterinarians, and investigators. Workshop format includes classroom instruction, discussion, group activities, and demonstrations with resident chimpanzees, macaques, and owl monkeys. Learn more >>
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Visit the PTEW Website for detailed information.

Training and Enrichment Workshop for Zoo and Aquarium Animals (TEWZAA) – 5 days
Location: TBA
Date: Postponed until 2014. New dates to be announced soon.

Workshop designed to teach the fundamentals of behavioral management for zookeepers, caregivers, and managers working with a broad range of exotic animals. Workshop format includes classroom instruction, discussion, small group activities, and hands-on work with resident animals.
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Southeast Asia Animal Enrichment and Training Workshop – 5 days
Location: TBD
Date: February 10 - 14, 2014

Workshop presented by Active Environments and Shape of Enrichment, designed to teach the fundamentals of behavioral management for zookeepers, caregivers, and managers working with all exotic animals in zoos, sanctuaries, rescue centers, oceanariums, and aquariums. Workshop format includes classroom instruction, discussion, small group activities, and hands-on enrichment and training activities with resident animals. Learn more >>
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Protected Contact Elephant Training and Enrichment Workshop – 4.5 days
Location: TBD
Date: TBD

Intensive course in protected contact training for keepers, managers, supervisors, and curators working with both Asian and African elephants. Curriculum focuses on the fundamentals and practical application of protected contact as a comprehensive system for the management of elephants through classroom instruction, discussion, group activities, and demonstrations with elephants and other species. Learn more >>
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