- CLICK HERE for the podcast outline.
- CLICK here for a podcast episode with Sarah Van Herpt (previously from Wellington Zoo) who talks about her application of the shape or enrichment – “enrichment process”
Val is currently the chief financial officer and workshop coordinator for the shape of enrichment incorporated. She’s also worked as a research animal care supervisor at the Massachusetts general hospital, and zoo keeper at san Diego wild animal park, a behavioural research technician at the san Diego zoo and of course now as an enrichment consultant.
Valerie has also served on the international conference on Environmental enrichment committee since 1997 and served in the bear care group board of directors between 2007 – 2014, she’s a member of the animal behavioral management alliance the ABMA … and of various zoo keepers associations from around the world.
Val holds a bachelor’s degree of science in Biology with an emphasis on zoology from san Diego state university and an associate’s degree as a veterinary technician from the state university of New York.
- CLICK HERE for an article on Training VS Environmental Enrichment.
- CLICK HERE for the enrichment planning chart and 5 categories.
- CLICK HERE for the SHAPE of enrichment problem solving chart
- CLICK HERE for the current shape of enrichment website