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In collaboration with the Veterinary Bioscience Institute:

Title: “Theory and Practical Aspects of Environmental Enrichment Programs”
Date: Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Time: 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM ET US
Registration Closing date : September 5, 2013

Faculty :
This is Part 1 of a 3 Part Webinar Series. You are not required to attend whole series but registering for the series provides you with a discount for individual and group rates.

Presenter: Sabrina Brando, BSc.

These webinars meet the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS), Canadian Association for Laboratory Animal Science (CALAS), and Academy of Surgical Science (ASR) requirements for Continuing Education Units. Each participant will receive a Certificate of Attendance.

This program has been submitted (but not yet approved) for 2 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE approval; however participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education. Contact Ann Sproul ( for further information.

Discounted pricing when you register for SERIES!

Continuing Education Credits : 2

Individual Pricing :
$299 (per person) for for-profit institutions or
$299 (per person) for non-profit.

Groups[*] of 2-4 individuals :
$399 (per group) for for-profit institutions or
$399 (per group) for non-profit.

Groups[*] of 5 or more individuals :
$499 (per group) for for-profit institutions or
$499 (per group) for non-profit.

This is a three webinar series. Although not required, participants are highly encouraged to participate in whole series. Click here for the series

Part 1: Theory and practical aspects of environmental enrichment programs

Environmental enrichment programs are fundamental in the care of laboratory animals. The emphasis is on programs, as not one program would cover the different aspects on animal’s life nor would it reflect the dynamic nature of these programs. This webinar will start with an overview of what a modern and professional environmental enrichment program entails. Then it will briefly cover how to design a program with regard to the species and to fit the program to a laboratory setting. Observation, record keeping, evaluation and staff communication are key to ensuring the success of an environmental enrichment program and the last part of the webinar will be dedicated to covering these aspects. This webinar will give an introduction to the science of environmental enrichment and the practical aspects of how to set the program up. The power point, videos, photos and reference and book list will give participants a starting point to either set up a new program, or take an existing program to a new level.

- Overview of a professional environmental enrichment program
- How to design an enrichment program
- Designing for a species
- Observation and evaluation of an enrichment program
- Record keeping and staff communication to be successful

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