Marine Mammal intensive summer classes ~

13 de abril de 2005

Marine Mammal intensive summer classes

California State University Monterey Bay and Moss Landing Marine Laboratories 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 Hurley has over 20 years of terrestrial and aquatic animal training experience, across diverse disciplines including research, public display, and studio and film work.

TECHNIQUES AND THEORIES OF ANIMAL TRAINING: ESSP 348 (July 11-17, 2005): 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, horses, and often other animals at Moss Landing Marine Labs where
the course is taught. 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: Captivity, Why Train? Communication, Motivation, Desensitization, Aggression, and Practical Training. $431.00

WORKING WITH MARINE MAMMALS: ESSP 347 (July 25-31,2005): 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. $431.00 (If you book both classes- subtract $39 booking from the second price).

For registration, enrollment and other logistical information please contact Cal State Monterey Bay or call them at 831-582-4110. Using the web site you can download Course Registration forms by clicking on the Forms link. Enrollment for each class limited to 16. Registration begins May 3. The classes are open for enrollment to any high school graduate regardless of age or nationality, however no transportation or housing is included. For housing information see below. Courses will be taught at Moss Landing Marine Labs in Moss Landing, CA.

Lodging is now available at the dorms on CSUMB campus. Rates range from $55/day for double occupancy with no linens provided to $80/day single occupancy with linens. Room rates include 3 meals a day!

Make your room CSUMB dorm room reservations with Extended Ed on/before May 2, 2005.

Complete the Summer 2005 CSUMB Extended Ed - Dorm Room Request Form on our website Reservations are secured with your full payment. Credit cards accepted. Checks can be mailed to the Office of Extended Ed.

The Monterey Visitors Bureau website can offer local lodging options, if you prefer to stay in a hotel/motel.

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