[MARMAM] Certificate in Beginning Marine Mammals

Jenifer Zeligs jzeligs at mlml.calstate.edu
Tue Mar 23 11:25:55 PDT 2010

Please accept the following posting for summer classes working with marine

Dr. Jenifer Zeligs

California State University Monterey Bay and Moss Landing Marine
Laboratories *http://slewths.mlml.calstate.edu/*<http://slewths.mlml.calstate.edu/>offer
one-week intensive
*summer classes* open to any individuals interested animal training or in
pursuing careers in the marine mammal field. In addition, *hands-on
internships** *for people of all ages and levels of experience are also
available at the lab working with marine mammals. The successful completion
of both courses and a five-day internship will earn a *Certificate of
Completion in Beginning Marine Mammalogy. *The classes' instructor, Dr.
Jenifer Zeligs-Hurley has over 25 years of terrestrial and aquatic animal
training experience, across diverse disciplines including research, public
display, and studio and film work.

For further information on class content, registration, housing and costs see
below and please contact: jzeligs at mlml.calstate.edu<jhurley at mlml.calstate.edu>

CRN 30047 *: *This 3 credit interactive course provides students an in-depth
understanding of the discipline of animal training across many different
types of terrestrial and aquatic animals and techniques. It provides an
exceptional background in relevant animal behavior and psychological
principles related to the practical goal of modifying animal behavior.
These techniques will be demonstrated daily using trained sea lions at Moss
Landing Marine Labs where the course is taught. Horses, birds, and other
animals will also be used to demonstrate these techniques.
Students will intern at least one day at the lab assisting in the care and
training of research-trained sea lions.  Topics covered will include:*
Why Train? Communication, Motivation, Desensitization, Aggression, and
Practical Training.

Tuition: $585 + $39 campus fee per semester is payable to

An additional $50 lab fee is payable to MLML on the first day of class.

*WORKING WITH MARINE MAMMALS: Bio 347 *(June 28- July 4, 2010) CRN
30048*: *This
3 credit course is designed to assist people who are interested in
developing a career in marine mammalogy.  It will provide practical
information about marine mammals and working with them, drawing on the rich
background of marine mammal work in the Monterey Bay area.  The course will
include live experiences with the marine mammals at Moss Landing Marine
Labs. This class will instruct students in captive marine mammal husbandry
(care and maintenance), training, basic physiology, an overview of common
research topics and techniques, as well as public display, education, and
current issues in marine mammalogy.  Students will intern at least one day
at the lab assisting in the care of research-trained California sea lions.
They will also gain experience in developing a resume, job interviews, and
public presentations.

Tuition: $585 + $39 campus fee per semester is payable to

An additional $50 lab fee is payable to MLML on the first day of class.

(If you book both classes- you will pay the $39 campus fee only once).

*For registration, enrollment and other logistical information please
contact Cal State Monterey Bay
*http://extended.csumb.edu/*<http://extended.csumb.edu/>or call them
at 831-582-4500.

*Enrollment details and housing*:
*Enrollment for each class limited to 17*. *Summer registration for open
enrollment begins May 3, 2010*, but you can send in your enrollment form
early to reserve your space. The classes are open for enrollment to *any
high school graduate* regardless of age or nationality and there are no
prerequisites, however no transportation or housing is included in the
enrollment price.

For help with housing please contact sskrvoan at mlml.calstate.edu (limited
housing is available for a reasonable weekly rate ). Courses will be taught
at Moss Landing Marine Labs in Moss Landing, CA.

Jenifer Zeligs, Ph.D.
Science and Environmental Policy, California State University Monterey Bay
Director of SLEWTHS
Science Learning and Exploration With The Help of Sea lions
Moss Landing Marine Laboratories
8272 Moss Landing Road
Moss Landing, CA 95039
v: (831)-771-4191
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