Active Environments Resources – Workshops

PTEW2 – Advanced Primate Training & Enrichment Workshop

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.

PTEW – Primate Training & Enrichment Workshop

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.
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TEWZAA – Training & Enrichment Workshop for Zoo and Aquarium Animals

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.

Southeast Asia AETW – SouthEast Asia Animal Enrichment and Training Workshop

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.

ETEW – Protected Contact Elephant Training & Enrichment Workshop

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.