[MARMAM] Summer classes: Working with Marine Mammals/ Techniques of Animal Training

Jenifer Zeligs jzeligs at mlml.calstate.edu
Mon Mar 5 12:09:20 PST 2012

The following posting may be of interest to MARMAM subscribers:

California State University Monterey Bay and Moss Landing Marine
Laboratories http://slewths.mlml.calstate.edu/ offer one-week intensive *summer
classes* open to any one 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 has over 30
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 and registration forms please
contact: jzeligs at mlml.calstate.edu <jhurley at mlml.calstate.edu> *and see
below*.  For help with internships and housing please contact:
sskrovan at mlml.calstate.edu.

CRN  30276, Section 01 *: *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 CSUMB-EE.  An
additional $50 lab fee is payable to MLML on the first day of class.

*WORKING WITH MARINE MAMMALS: Bio 347 *(July 23-29, 2012) CRN  30275,
Section 01*: *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 CSUMB-EE. 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 and enrollment please contact Cal State Monterey Bay
http://extended.csumb.edu/ or call them at 831-582-4500.  Please contact
jzeligs at mlml.calstate.edu for a registration form which can be mailed in
asap to guarantee your space and enrollment (instructions are on the form).

*Enrollment details and housing*:

*Enrollment for each class limited to 17*. *Summer registration for open
enrollment begins April 30, 2012*, 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 and there are *no prerequisites*,
however no transportation or housing is included in the enrollment price.
International students are welcome.

For help with *housing* and *to schedule an internship* please contact
sskrovan at mlml.calstate.edu <sskrvoan at mlml.calstate.edu>. 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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