In order to properly care for animals in an aquarium or zoo, animal care staff must understand what animals need and how they behave. Students will discover how training and enrichment techniques, influenced by psychology, supports animal care, management and helps the veterinary staff understand the health of the animals better!
Georgia Standards of Excellence/ CTAE
- SZ5. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to analyze the relationship between humans and animals within various phyla.
- AFNR-VS-16 Critique animal behavior through observation and draw conclusions on the interaction with other animals, humans and environments.
- AFNR-VS-8 Critique the various regions of an animal’s body and the signs of illness that may be present.
Next Generation Science Standards:
- HS-LS2-8 Evaluate the evidence for the role of group behavior on individual and species’ chances to survive and reproduce.