Applications Now OPEN for Professional Training Workshop!

We are pleased to announce our Professional Training Workshops at our Training Facility in Winter Haven, Florida for February 24 – March 1, 2019.

Natural Encounters, Inc. presents the workshop series:
“Contemporary Animal Training and Management”

Designed for Professional Zoo Keepers, Trainers, and Wildlife Educators

Instructors: Steve Martin and Dr. Susan Friedman

Our Mission: To help you reach your goals and realize your full potential in every aspect of animal training and educational programming.

Workshop Includes:

  • Knowledge: Scientific principles and training technology of Operant Learning
  • Practice: Guided hands-on training with a variety of different species of birds and experienced animal training mentors
  • Programming: Innovative educational programming from design through presentation
  • Community: Strategies for improving staff communication, team performance, and team building
  • Mastery: Limited class size for personal attention in a comprehensive learning environment

All workshop materials, including note guides and other resource information, and breakfast and lunch are provided.

When: February 24 – March 1, 2019
Where: Natural Encounters, Inc. Training Facility in Winter Haven, FL
Tuition: $1800 per person ($500.00 deposit + $1300.00 final payment). Participation is limited to 24 attendees; NOTE: we are pleased to offer a $100 discount for students who have completed Susan Friedman’s online Living & Learning with Animals (LLA) course and a $100 discount for return attendees.
Icebreaker: TBA
Banquet Celebration: TBA

For the online application and more information, please click here.