[MARMAM] One week summer classes on working with marine mammals

Jenifer Zeligs jzeligs at mlml.calstate.edu
Wed Mar 26 15:24:16 PDT 2014

California State University Monterey Bay and Moss Landing Marine
Laboratories 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 help with *housing and registration* contact Kim Tallent
ktallent at csumb.edu and visit csumb.edu/summer. <http://csumb.edu/summer>
For further information on *class content* please contact:
jzeligs at mlml.calstate.edu <jhurley at mlml.calstate.edu> *and see below*.

For help with *internships* please contact: sskrovan at mlml.calstate.edu.

23-29, 2014 ( CRN 30259 section 30) 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:* $735 + $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 7-13, 2014) CRN 30258 section
30 *: *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:* $735 + $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).

*Registration: *For registration, enrollment and housing please contact
ktallent at csumb.edu or visit csumb.edu/summer.

*Enrollment for each class limited to 23*. *Summer registration for open
enrollment begins April 7, 2014* for CSUMB students and *April 21 *for
those outside of the CSUMB system, 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.

Courses will be taught at Moss Landing Marine Labs in Moss Landing, CA.

Jenifer Zeligs, Ph.D.
Extended Education, California State University Monterey Bay
Director of SLEWTHS
Moss Landing Marine Laboratories
8272 Moss Landing Road
Moss Landing, CA 95039
v: (831)-771-4191(831)-771-4191
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