The Natural Encounters, Inc., Training and Education Center (NEI TEC) has announced the education offerings for Fall and Winter 2020. Click the button below for more information and to register for the various seminars and workshops listed here.
Due to popular demand, we are pleased to offer this course again! The course is designed for those working in close proximity with any parrot species, whether as companion animals in the home or as professional educational ambassadors. A general understanding of the science of behavior change principles is recommended, but the only prerequisite is a desire to expand one’s knowledge and skill set!
This course is designed for all animal care professionals working with or managing ambassador animals. As with our Parrot Behavior and Training Online Course, we are pleased to be offering this class for a second time based on expressed community interest!
This virtual course includes three consecutive days full of interactive opportunities, seminars, live training demonstrations of a variety of animals, and virtual consulting with each participant and their animals. We are in the process of preparing this exciting offering, and more information will be available soon!
NEI TEC is offering the opportunity for professionals to fully immerse themselves in an exclusive training environment. This on-site workshop, limited to four attendees, will allow students to work directly with NEI trainers at the NEI Training and Education Center in Winter Haven, FL. to experience every aspect of the daily care, management and training of animals in our collection. Attendees will train a variety of animals of their choice in this intensive and immersive experience.
With seminars on Monday and Wednesday and a panel discussion on Friday, the focus for these TEC Talks is shaping behavior. Shaping involves reinforcing successive approximations of behaviors toward a goal behavior and is the most common form of positive reinforcement training in the animal field today. This seminar takes a deep dive into the intricacies of various strategies of shaping behavior with a wide variety of animals. Topics covered in the seminars include: