Vol. 61, No. 1 | February 2016
 

2016 PUBLIC DAY & OUTREACH FAIR


2016 ABS PUBLIC DAY

Service Animals: Perspectives from Animal Behavior Professionals
Hosted by ABS Applied Animal Behavior Committee
and Certified Applied Animal Behaviorists

Saturday, July 30th 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

 

The goal of the 2016 Public Day is to educate the community and ABS members about dilemmas facing the service animal community and regulatory agencies, and the role of Animal Behavior professionals.

Animals play multiple and diverse roles in the lives of humans. The positive effects of the human-animal bond is well documented by empirical research, and supported by both the pet-owning public and the professional pet service community.

Service animals are a special arena of the human-animal bond, which includes therapeutic animal partners, working dogs, counseling programs, and the legal world of human-animal regulatory agencies, as well as the professional animal behavior community.


     Image kindly provided by Mary Lee Nitschke (CAAB & ABS Member)

A wide range of species are employed in the service role to meet the diverse needs that arise from health impairment conditions in humans. Animal Behavior professionals have a specialized knowledge base for advancing these therapeutic partnerships. This Public Day event aims to enlarge our understandings of these relationships.

Speakers will present on various issues within the service animal community including Equine Assisted Therapy, Quality of Life Issues for Service Dogs, Effects of Greeting a Working Service Animal, Owner-Trained Individualized Service Dogs, Scent Training for Medical Detection Dogs and more. A panel will also discuss issues surrounding "fake" service animals.

 

 

2016 ABS PUBLIC DAY
Saturday, July 30th 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
OUTREACH FAIR: CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS

There is a suite of public events planned for the first day of the ABS 2016 Missouri meeting, which currently include the sixth annual ABS outreach fair, a symposium hosted by the ABS Applied Animal Behavior Committee and Certified Applied Animal Behaviorists, a public talk,and a scavenger hunt of behavior labs.

 

Sixth Annual ABS Outreach Fair

We are looking for participants for the outreach fair, held on Saturday July 30th from 1-5 pm in the atrium of the Life Science Center. This event will feature interactive displays and activities related to the research of labs from around the country and is meant to engage the public in the excitement of animal behavior, from the methods and techniques used to study behavior, to major concepts and ideas in the field, to various applications of the research. In the past, 300-600 people have passed through the event and students and professors alike have had great fun communicating their research to a wide audience. If your lab is interested in participating, please contact Emilie Snell-Rood (emilies@umn.edu).

SYMPOSIUM: Service Animals: Perspectives from Animal Behavior Professionals Hosted by the ABS Applied Animal Behavior Committee and Certified Applied Animal Behaviorists

The goal of the 2016 Public Day is to educate the community and ABS members about dilemmas facing the service animal community and regulatory agencies, and the role of Animal Behavior professionals.

Animals play multiple and diverse roles in the lives of humans. The positive effects of the human-animal bond is well documented by empirical research, and supported by both the pet-owning public and the professional pet service community.

Service animals are a special arena of the human-animal bond, which includes therapeutic animal partners, working dogs, counseling programs, and the legal world of human-animal regulatory agencies, as well as the professional animal behavior community.

A wide range of species are employed in the service role to meet the diverse needs that arise from health impairment conditions in humans. Animal Behavior professionals have a specialized knowledge base for advancing these therapeutic partnerships. This Public Day event aims to enlarge our understandings of these relationships.

Speakers will present on various issues within the service animal community including Equine Assisted Therapy, Quality of Life Issues for Service Dogs, Effects of Greeting a Working Service Animal, Owner-Trained Individualized Service Dogs, Scent Training for Medical Detection Dogs, and more. A panel will also discuss issues surrounding "fake" service animals.


     Saying hello to a Manduca caterpillar at the Papaj lab display (Image © Kate Webbink)

For more information on past fairs, check out some coverage at: http://www.idsnews.com/article/2011/07/iu-animal-behavior-conference-ends-with-science-festival (2011)

OR

 http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/not-bad-science/2013/08/09/meeting-the-locals-science-outreach-at-the-animal-behavior-society-conference/ (2013).

 

 

 

 


 
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