15 episodes

Join co-hosts Chris and Ari for a discussion of animal training, behavior, human-animal relationships, and all things NEI-TEC (the Natural Encounters Inc Training and Education Center), and featuring guests from the NEI team and around the professional animal care world! Email us at podcast@naturalencounters.com if you have a question or something you'd like us to discuss on the show!

The TEC Talk Podcast: Presented by Natural Encounters, Inc. Natural Encounters, Inc.

    • Social Sciences
    • 5.0, 18 Ratings

Join co-hosts Chris and Ari for a discussion of animal training, behavior, human-animal relationships, and all things NEI-TEC (the Natural Encounters Inc Training and Education Center), and featuring guests from the NEI team and around the professional animal care world! Email us at podcast@naturalencounters.com if you have a question or something you'd like us to discuss on the show!

    Episode 12: Fun with NE(Alumn)I! (with John Scott)

    Episode 12: Fun with NE(Alumn)I! (with John Scott)

    Ari and Chris are joined by their good buddy and former coworker John Scott to talk about their shared history at NEI, our memories of our first shows as presenters at "that show in Central Florida" (wink wink), John's current job with WCS as a trainer at NY Aquarium, his graduate studies on educational messaging in animal shows, and his recent article on same-sex couples in the animal world.

    Have a question or something you'd like us to discuss on the show? Email us at podcast@naturalencounters.com!

    • 50 min
    Episode 11: Behind the Scenes of NEI TEC (with...Everyone!)

    Episode 11: Behind the Scenes of NEI TEC (with...Everyone!)

    Enjoy this "peak behind the curtain" at NEI TEC! All our webinar and online course sessions are preceded by a short staff "meeting" to confirm details and last minute changes, test videos and online connections, and generally make sure things all set before we go "live." Please enjoy the audio of our "pre-show" meeting from the final session of our June 2020 Parrot Behavior and Training course! 

    Have a question or something you'd like us to discuss on the show? Email us at podcast@naturalencounters.com!

    • 24 min
    Episode 10: Our Not-So-Secret Life of Pets

    Episode 10: Our Not-So-Secret Life of Pets

    Ari and Chris are back at work, so welcome to the first episode recorded with our hosts in the same room! We discuss the non-work animals in our lives, how pet ownership and fostering has changed during the COVID-19 pandemic, and answer an email question about biosecurity for professional animal caretakers with  pets. Hope you like cats and dogs, because we talk about them a lot!

    Do you have a question or something you'd like us to discuss on the show? Email us at podcast@naturalencounters.com! 

    • 34 min
    Episode 9: Parrot Conservation (with Jose Antonio Diaz)

    Episode 9: Parrot Conservation (with Jose Antonio Diaz)

    Take two! Ari and Chris sit down (again) with Jose Antonio Diaz, Executive Director of Parrot Conservation Bolivia (CLB), an organization that works towards the conservation of several highly endangered species of macaws in South America. Jose tells us about what his organization does, talks a bit about CLB's history with NEI, and tells us his amazing origin story about becoming crazy about parrots as a young boy growing up in Spain.

    Have a question for us? Reach out at podcast@naturalencounters.com!  

    • 47 min
    Episode 8.5: Technical Difficulties!

    Episode 8.5: Technical Difficulties!

    Well, this is disappointing. Just a quick episode to let everyone know that the audio gods weren't with us as recorded this week and the file just isn't usable, BUT we're going to re-record our conversation with Jose Antonio Diaz from Parrot Conservation Bolivia and get a brand-spanking-new recording out a day later than normal. Hey, we're human and this was bound to happen sooner or later, right?

    Have a question or something you'd like us to discuss on the show? Email us at podcast@naturalencounters.com

    • 2 min
    Episode 8: Support, Inclusion, and Community

    Episode 8: Support, Inclusion, and Community

    We're back! Ari and Chris explain the story behind the recent bonus episode with our co-workers Flannery and Kyle, discuss how the current social unrest in the US has created a new opportunity to celebrate the diversity of voices and experiences in the zoological community, and take on an email asking about how folks looking to break into the zoo community can make themselves stand out. 

    Do you have a question or a topic you'd like us to discuss on the show? Let us know at podcast@naturalencounters.com!

    • 31 min

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