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Upcoming events

    • Saturday, June 26, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (UTC-06:00)
    • Online Event
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    Presented by Danielle Poirier Larson, Curator of Birds and Training at Southwick's Zoo


    Enrichment on a Budget

    Being a zookeeper has many challenges but in lots of cases the biggest one is financial. In facilities animals need to be cared for, fed, looked after medically, and enriched. Budgets don’t always allow for expensive purchases. Danielle is going to share how to enrich on a budget.

    Danielle Poirier Larson, better known as Dani, is the curator of Birds and Training at Southwick’s Zoo in Mendon, Massachusetts. Dani obtained a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Conservation Studies with a concentration in Anthropology from the University of New Hampshire in 2014. Propelled by her passion for wildlife conservation combined with a profound appreciation for culture and human-animal relations, Dani found her niche as a professional bird trainer and conservation educator. Inspired by some of the most progressive leading trainers in the industry, Dani has worked diligently to enhance Southwick’s Zoo’s bird training, enrichment, and outreach programs over the last 7 years. She believes in the power of force-free training methods to empower the birds in her care, enabling them to operate on their environment in a way that enhances overall welfare and quality of life.

    This will be an online session, presented through Zoom. Zoom conference room information and password will be sent out via email by June 26, 2021. Registration will be open until June 25, 2021. Please check spam/junk folders if you do not receive your email instructions for the session, and email jack@parrotfestival.org if you have any additional questions. Thanks!

Past events

Saturday, May 22, 2021 Adventures in Bird Boarding
Saturday, April 17, 2021 Was That a Parrot?!!: Naturalized Parrots in the Continental United States
Saturday, March 20, 2021 Planting for your Parrot
Saturday, February 20, 2021 Geriatric Diseases of Parrots
Saturday, January 16, 2021 Special Enrichment for Special Needs Bird
Saturday, December 19, 2020 Feather Destructive Behavior in Parrots
Saturday, November 21, 2020 Pest Control for the Aviary
Saturday, October 17, 2020 Inside the Cage is Out of the Box: Parrot Keeping as a Form of Conservation
Saturday, September 19, 2020 Parrots 101 - Online Event
Saturday, January 25, 2020 Parrots 101 - Getting Started with Parrots
Friday, January 24, 2020 One Day Parrot Festival 2020
Friday, January 24, 2020 Parrot Festival 2020
Monday, July 15, 2019 Speakers - Parrot Festival 2020
Monday, July 15, 2019 Conference Package - Parrot Festival 2020
Monday, July 15, 2019 Daily Shopper 2020
Saturday, January 26, 2019 Parrots 101 - Getting Started with Parrots
Friday, January 25, 2019 Non-Profit 20th Anniversary Special - Parrot Festival 2019
Friday, January 25, 2019 One Day Parrot Festival 2019
Friday, January 25, 2019 Parrot Festival 2019
Friday, January 25, 2019 Conference Package - Parrot Festival 2019
Friday, January 25, 2019 Speakers - Parrot Festival 2019
Friday, January 27, 2017 Parrot Festival 2017
Friday, January 23, 2015 Parrot Festival 2015
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