May 18-21, 2018 Hosted by Zoo Tampa at Lowry Park
NEXT G.E.M. (Next Generation Elephant Management)
Elephant care and welfare philosophies and practices have continued evolving, as have perceptions of managed programs. We too must evolve and embrace change by building a broader understanding and appreciation for the prominent, positive role that humans must play to ensure a future for elephants.
In this workshop we intend to stimulate healthy discussion involving participants, and emphasize the importance of properly preparing Elephant care professionals for the future of elephant management through:
• Progressive management techniques
• The science of positive reinforcement training
• Choice and control based management
• Cognitive research and science
• Trends in public perception of managed programs
• Panel discussions on specific topics
• Open discussion forums with our peers on trending topics
For NextGEM Updates...
NextGEM Registration information
Includes attendance at all conference events (Icebreaker, sessions, coffee breaks, transportation between hotel and Lowry Park Zoo...
April 1– May 12: $200
May 13 - 21: $225
NextGEM Hotel information
Aloft Tampa Downtown is located on the Tampa waterfront in the city center and downtown business district, just six miles from
100 W Kennedy Blvd Tampa Fl 33602
Group Name: Lowry Park Zoo Elephant Workshop
For the conference rate of $149 per night, book your rooms early,
online at Aloft Tampa Downtown- NextGEM 2018
Questions? Please email Chris Massaro, General Curator, Zoo Tampa at Lowry Park