Environmental Enrichment and Adaptive Relevance in Zoos

Certificate Course
CEUs: 0.1
Clock Hours: 1Hr
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This course will review the history and philosophy behind environmental enrichment with a heavy emphasis on the relationship between individual species and their direct environment. We will explore novel ways to make enrichment an integrated component to the daily workload, and structuring programs that elicit natural behaviors in both frequency and diversity. Finally we will develop the concept of adaptive relevance using several taxonomic examples to further illustrate the boundless possibilities behavior-driven environmental enrichment provides.