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Closed Sept. 27-28.

High Schools and Colleges

Animal Training 101

Designed for high school and college level students, this program focuses on the basic understanding of how we learn. With an emphasis on operant conditioning, students will learn how zookeepers use conditioning to work with animals. Learn about concepts that shape behavior and different principles used to change the way animals (including humans) interact with the world around them. Students will observe live animal training demos.

Animal Ambassadors vary and may include: mammals and birds.

Available: Tuesdays for high school and college students. This program is only available on-site at CuriOdyssey.

Program Length: 90 minutes

Minimum Students: 20
Maximum Students: 30

Fee: $15.75/student

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Animal Connections

Meet animal ambassadors from CuriOdyssey and make special connections through a variety of learning methods. This program is designed to fit and support a variety of cognitive and developmental needs. Please contact the Programs Animal Keeper for more information on how we can construct this program to fit the needs of your group.

Animal Ambassadors vary and may include mammal, bird, reptile and/or invertebrates.

Available: Tuesdays and Fridays to high school students

Program Length: 60 minutes

Minimum Students: 20
Maximum Students: 30

Fee: $12.75/student at CuriOdyssey or at your site.

Animal Training 101

High school and college students will observe live training sessions between animal keepers and the animals for which they provide care.

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1651 Coyote Point Drive
San Mateo, CA 94401

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CuriOdyssey is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Tax ID 94-1262434

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