[MARMAM] Summer on-demand college credit online courses working with marine mammals now open for enrollment

Jenifer Zeligs jzeligs at mlml.calstate.edu
Mon Apr 12 15:35:18 PDT 2021


*Cal State Monterey Bay online courses: Working With Marine Mammals and
Introduction to Animal Training*

*California State University Monterey Bay* and *Moss Landing Marine
Laboratories* are offering two asynchronous (on-demand) online classes - Bio
347: Working with Marine Mammals and Bio 148:Introduction to Animal
Training. These classes are open to anyone interested in pursuing careers
in the marine mammal field with a high school diploma but *registration
space is limited*.

*Visit https://animaltraining.us/summer-courses/
<https://animaltraining.us/summer-courses/> * <http://csumb.edu/mlml-winter>*
for details and enrollment *

For questions about registration, email extended at csumb.edu or call
(831)760-5141. Tuition is $280 per unit plus a one-time $39 campus fee.
($879 per class)



*Bio 347: Working with Marine Mammals* (3 credit asynchronous online) June
2- July 7, 2021

This 3 credit course is designed to assist people who are interested in
developing a career in marine mammalogy.  The course will be offered as an
asynchronous on-demand format for maximum time flexibility.  It will
provide practical information about marine mammals and careers working with
them, drawing on the rich background of marine mammal work in the Monterey
Bay area.  The course will include video experiences with the marine
mammals from the Monterey Bay and those 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 have a virtual internship
experience demonstrating the daily care of research-trained California sea
lions.  They will also gain experience in developing a resume, job
interviews, and public presentations.



*Bio 148: Introduction to Animal Training* (asynchronous online version)
June 2- July 7, 2021

This 3 credit on-demand online 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 using examples and videos of behavior
from over two dozen different species of animals. Applied behavior analysis
(behaviorism), Neuroscience and Ethology will be melded with practiced
methodology to provide a comprehensive overview on the subject of Animal
Behavior Modification. Topics covered will include: Captivity, Why Train?
Communication, Motivation, Desensitization, Aggression, and Practical
Training.


A *Certificate of Completion in Beginning Marine Mammalogy* can be earned
by the successful completion of both Working With Marine Mammals and
Introduction to Animal Training classes and a five-day internship with
Animal Training and Research International. See
https://animaltraining.us/certificate-of-beginning-marine-mammalogy/ for
more information.

The 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 classes please contact: jzeligs at mlml.calstate.edu


Jenifer Zeligs, Ph.D.
Owner Animal Training and Research International
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
fax:(831)-632-4403
http://www.animaltraining.us/
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