Interact and Impact
Anatomy and Physiology
Learning objectives for the course are to provide students with a broad overview of marine mammals (classification, evolution and taxonomy, anatomy, distribution).
Students will gain theoretical and working knowledge of the applied field of marine mammal cognition, focusing on topics such as learning, communication, memory, concept formation, perceptual abilities, and vocal learning.
Animal Behavior and Training Game
Following a lecture on training various behavioral principles, students will participate in an activity with their peers that highlight basic behavioral principles (e.g., schedules and application of reinforcement, bridging, shaping).
Animal Training I
A theoretical, psychology based course on a series of lectures on behavioral principles and procedures used in animal training.
Animal Training II
Students (who have already taken Animal Training I course) will learn advanced behavioral principles involved in behavioral management (schedules of reinforcement, differential reinforcement, shaping, capturing, fading, and more).
Learn how our animal care professionals further stimulate the animals mentally and physically by the addition of supplemental stimuli to their environment.
Marine Mammal Care Lab
Gain a basic understanding how animal care professional provide daily care for our marine mammal population from diet preparation to important clinical care.
Rescue and Rehabilitation
Course objectives and focus included extensive exploration of policies and best practices in regards to marine mammal strandings, response, rehabilitation, and release.