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Behavior Analysis as an Animal Care Tool in Zoos and Aquariums

March 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm PDT

Behavior Analysis as an Animal Care Tool

TCSPP SoCal ABA Department Presents:

Behavior Analysis as an Animal Care Tool in Zoos and Aquariums

Saturday, March 19, 2022

1:00-2:00 pm PST

Location: Zoom

This program is free to attend and open to all, space may be limited

This course provides 1.0 CEUs for BCBAs

In recent years, behavior has been recognized as an essential piece in the constellation of components critical to the care of animals housed in zoos and aquariums. The science of learning has many applications in these settings, and behavior analysts have contributed to the advancement of evidence-based practices particularly in the areas of husbandry training, environmental enrichment, and animal welfare. In this presentation, I will describe some examples of the role of behavior in multiple aspects of animal care. Along the way, I will highlight some key questions for the application of behavior analysis in zoological settings, some examples of work that addresses these questions, and some areas in need of further development

At the conclusion of this presentation, audience members will be able to:
1. Describe at least three components of animal care at zoos and aquariums, and explain how behavior interacts with each.
2. Identify at least two key questions for the application of behavior analysis in zoological settings.
3. Identify at least two important areas for future development in the application of behavior analysis to animal care in zoos and aquariums.

Christy Alligood, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Assistant Professor of Behavior Analysis @The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Dr. Alligood is an Assistant Professor of Behavior Analysis at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Prior to this appointment, she taught behavior analysis at the University of Florida, where she was a nominee for the 2021 UF College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Teacher of the Year Award, and at the Florida Institute of Technology. For over 10 years, Dr. Alligood has been a behavior scientist at Disney’s Animals, Science, and Environment. In that capacity, she uses her expertise in the application of behavior analysis to enhance the welfare of nonhuman animals through cooperative training, environmental enrichment, behavioral problem solving, and behavior change strategies supporting the conservation of wildlife and wild places. She has served in many leadership roles in the Association for Behavior Analysis International, including president of the Applied Animal Behavior Special Interest Group, Coordinator of the Special Interest Groups Board, and At-large Representative

 

 

 

 

 

 

Details

Date:
March 19
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm PDT
Website:
https://tcsedsystem.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_O6y118EzTjKP4a7qok6LRQ

Venue

Zoom