Papers and Presentations

This is a listing of papers that have either been published or presented at professional conferences worldwide.

Duplication of these papers or any part of these papers is prohibited without the express written consent of Natural Encounters, Inc.

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Improving Animal Welfare Through Training
Topic: Animal Training and Management Practices – Presented at the 2016 IAATE Conference
Author: Steve Martin, CPBT-KA
Date of Presentation: 2016

El Poder del Aprendizaje: Darles la Opción
Topic: Animal Training and Management Practices – Presented at the 3rd Annual Training Workshop for Companion Birds in Ixtapaluca, Mexico
Author: Jose Bello, CPBT-KA
Date of Presentation: 2015

The Right Tool for the Job
Topic: Animal Training and Management Practices – Published in IAATE’s publication The Flyer
Author: Steve Martin, CPBT-KA
Date of Publication: 2015

Basic Paracord Jesses
Topic: Birds of Prey Equipment How-To – Published in IAATE’s publication The Flyer
Author: Amy Fennell, CPBT-KA
Date of Publication: 2015

What’s the Motivation?
Topic: Animal Training Strategies – Presented at the 2015 IAATE Conference
Author: Steve Martin, CPBT-KA
Date of Publication: 2015

The Mouse Went Down the Hole Revisited – Let Nature Be Your Guide
Topic: Training and Management Strategies – Presented at the 2015 IAATE Conference
Author: Cassie Malina, CPBT-KA
Date of Publication: 2015

Trimming Techniques
Topic: Husbandry Training – Presented at the 2015 IAATE Conference
Author: Karena Marrero
Date of Publication: 2015

What’s Your Sign? Using Basic Design Principles to Help Educational Materials Reach Their Audience
Topic: Facility Signage and Educational Materials – Presented at the 2015 IAATE Conference
Author: Amy Fennell, CPBT-KA
Date of Publication: 2015

Interpreting And Influencing Animal Behavior: An Essential Keeper’s Tool
Topic:  Animal Behavior
Author: Cassie Malina, CPBT-KA
Date of Publication: 2014 (updated from original 1999 publication)

A Welcome Discussion Among Colleagues About Weight Management
Topic: Training and Weight Management – Published in IAATE’s publication The Flyer
Author: Steve Martin, CPBT-KA
Date of Publication: 2014

The Art and Skill of Learning as Humans in the Animal Field
Topic: Positive Reinforcement of Humans – Presented at the 2014 IAATE Conference
Author: Arianna Bailey, CPBT-KA
Date of Publication: 2014

Positive Reinforcement Training as an Enrichment Technique
Topic: Animal Training and Enrichment – Presented at the 2014 IAATE Conference
Author: Dan Blair, CPBT-KA
Date of Publication: 2014

Weight Fluctuations in Free-Flight Birds
Topic: Animal Care and Management – Presented at the 2014 IAATE Conference
Author: John Scott
Date of Publication: 2014

Don’t Say Don’t: Moving Past “How Do I Stop My Animal From…”
Topic: Training Strategies – Presented at the ATEC2013 Conference in Bali, Indonesia
Author: Chris Jenkins, CPBT-KA
Date of Publication: 2013

Spotlight Species – Rock Dove (Columba livia)
Topic: Species Information
Author: John Scott
Date of Publication: 2013

Acknowledging the Familiar: The Unsung Heroes of the Bird Show World
Topic: Animal Training and Show Production – Presented at the 2013 IAATE Conference
Author: Bobby Brett, CPBT-KA
Date of Publication: 2013

Bird Grooming Tips: Coping, Nail Trims and Bathing Options
Topic: Animal Care and Husbandry
Author: Cassie Malina, CPBT-KA
Date of Publication: 2013

The Power of Trust
Topic: Relationships Between Animal & Trainer
Authors: Steve Martin, CPBT-KA, and Dr. Susan Friedman
Date of Publication: 2013

A Jump Ahead in Enrichment: Rejuvenating an Idea
Topic: Enrichment
Author: Bobby Brett, CPBT-KA
Date of Publication: 2013

A Step Up in Foot Care
Topic: Animal Care and Husbandry
Author: Bobby Brett, CPBT-KA
Date of Publication: 2013

Connecting With Our Audience
Topic: Show Production – Presented at 2012 IAATE Conference
Author: Steve Martin, CPBT-KA
Date of Publication: 2012

A Room With A View
Topic: Raptor Enrichment – Presented at 2011 ICEE and 2012 IAATE Conferences
Author: Arianna Bailey, CPBT-KA
Date of Publication: 2011

Blazing Clickers
Topic: Training Strategies – Presented at 2011 ABMA Conference
Authors: Steve Martin, CPBT-KA, and Dr. Susan Friedman
Date of Publication: 2011

Why Train That Behavior?
Topic: Keynote Presentation – Training and Conditioning Workshop, Adalaide, Australia
Author: Wouter Stellaard
Date of Publication: 2010

The Shape of Things to Come
Topic: Training Strategies
Author: Cari Clements
Date of Publication: 2010

To Jess or Not To Jess, That is the Question
Topic: Bird of Prey Management Strategies
Author: Steve Martin, CPBT-KA
Date of Publication: 2010

Protocol for Training Select Individuals from a Large Group of Socially Housed Anubis Baboons
Topic: Training Individual Animals in Socially Housed Groups
Author: Rebecca Bearman
Date of Publication: 2010

Spotlight Species – Martial Eagle (Polemaetus bellicosus) (Page 1 | Page 2)
Topic: Species Information – from Spring 2010 issue of the International Association of Avian Trainers and Educators’ publication, The Flyer
Author: Scot Mangum, CPBT-KA
Date of Publication: 2010

Making Time for Fun (Page 1 | Page 2)
Topic: Enrichment – from the Fall 2009 issue of the International Association of Avian Trainers and Educators’ publication, The Flyer
Author: Megan McConnell
Date of Publication: 2010

The SECRET of Training Birds
Topic: IAATE 2009 Conference – Cincinnati, OH
Author: Steve Martin, CPBT-KA
Date of Publication: 2009

Does Your Parrot Have a Trust Account?
Topic: Relationships – from the Feb 2007 issue of The World Parrot Trust’s publication PsittaScene
Author: Steve Martin, CPBT-KA
Date of Publication: 2007

Passing the Torch
Topic: Keynote Address – International Congress of ZooKeepers 2006
Author: Steve Martin, CPBT-KA
Date of Publication: 2006

The Art of Training
Topic: Training Animals
Author: Steve Martin, CPBT-KA
Date of Publication: 2006

The Games People Play
Topic: Training Games
Authors: Angi Millwood and Michelle Skurski
Date of Publication: 2006

Little Time Expenditure, Big Time Success
Topic: Training Strategies
Author: Angi Millwood
Date of Publication: 2005

But What Does it Look Like?
Topic: Using Observable Phenomena to Interpret Behavior and Solve Training Challenges
Author: Emily Insalaco
Date of Publication: 2005

Ridin’ The Storm Out
Topic: Hurricane Charley
Authors: Angi Millwood and DonnaSue Evans, CPBT-KA
Date of Publication: 2005

Sandboxes: They’re for the birds
Topic: Hadada ibis enrichment
Author: Jessie Binder
Date of Publication: 2005

Telemetry Mounting Techniques in a Show Setting
Topic: Telemetry Mounts
Author: Ryan VanZant
Date of Publication: 2005

It’s About Relationships
Topic: Relationships Between Animal & Trainer
Author: Steve Martin, CPBT-KA
Date of Publication: 2005

Training Animals: The Art of Science
Topic: Training Animals
Authors: Steve Martin, CPBT-KA, and Dr. Susan Friedman
Date of Publication: 2004

What’s In It For Me?
Topic: Animal’s Perspective
Author: Steve Martin, CPBT-KA
Date of Publications: 2004

Squirt’s Great Adventure!
Topic: Southern Ground Hornbills Ungrounded
Author: Cari Clements
Date of Publication: 2004

The Mouse Went Down The Hole
Psychological Appetite: Nature’s Training Tool

Topic: Diets
Author: Cassie Malina, CPBT-KA
Co-Author: Steve Martin, CPBT-KA
Date of Publication: 2003

To Fly Or Not To Fly…That Is The Question
Topic: Free Flight Companion Parrots
Author: Steve Martin, CPBT-KA
Date of Publication: 2002

Oh, The Abuse
Topic: What is Parrot Abuse?
Author: Steve Martin, CPBT-KA
Date of Publication: 2002

The Anatomy Of Parrot Behavior
Topic: Bird Behavior
Author: Steve Martin, CPBT-KA
Date of Publication: 2002

Biting, It’s Not For The Birds
Topic: Parrots Biting
Author: Steve Martin, CPBT-KA
Date of Publication: 2002

Understanding Parrot Behavior, Naturally
Topic: Bird Behavior
Author: Steve Martin, CPBT-KA
Date of Publication: 2001

Height Dominance
Topic: Height Dominance in Companion Birds
Author: Steve Martin, CPBT-KA
Date of Publication: 2001

Getting in Touch with Their Feelings: Developing Sensitivity to Bird Behavior
Topic: Bird Behavior
Author: Barbara Heidenreich
Date of Publication: 2001

The Value of Shows
Topic: Benefits of Animal Shows
Author: Steve Martin, CPBT-KA
Date of Publication: 2000

The Power of One
Topic: Conservation Success
Author: Barbara Heidenreich
Date of Publication: 2000

Enrichment: What Is It And Why Should You Want It?
Topic: Enrichment
Author: Steve Martin, CPBT-KA
Date of Publication: 1999

Public Animal Programs And Their Role As Affective Forms of Conservation Education
Topic: Conservation Education
Author: Steve Martin, CPBT-KA
Date of Publication: 1998

Training: A Critical Component Of Enrichment Programs
Topic: Training & Enrichment
Author: Steve Martin, CPBT-KA
Date of Publication: 1997

Things That Make You Go “Hmm”
Topic: Bird Behavior
Author: Steve Martin, CPBT-KA
Date of Publication: 1996

Connecting People to Nature