Presented by Iron Oak Canyon Ranch's Animal Care Academy, this segment of our Animal Behavior and Animal Care series of clinics and classes will build on the previous courses by delving deeper into structuring, building, and presenting information for formal education audiences.
In this class, students will learn techniques for public speaking onstage and off, and the differences between a formal and informal presentation. This course will add advanced speaking techniques, as well as strategies for practice and memorization, working with live animal ambassadors on stage, and dealing with the unexpected—i.e., unpleasant surprises.
This course is taught by ranch owner Lessa Ritzma, whose previous career credits include zookeeper, informal science educator, and exotic animal trainer performing in animal shows, along with over twenty years of horse experience. Guest lecturers may teach portions of the course.
This is a hands-off, live demonstration and lecture class. An animal may participate for demonstration purposes. All participants will qualify for the Public Speaking for Formal Audiences credit for Iron Oak Canyon Ranch's Animal Behavior and Animal Care certificates. The Animal Behavior certificate core courses are meant to be taken in order, and this is the ninth class of the series.
$50 per participant for 2-hour class. Limit 15 participants. Weather permitting.
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