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All About Animal Enrichment

Liberty Science Center

with Fred Hartmann

About Liberty Science Center

Liberty Science Center's mission is to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers and excite learners of all ages about the power, promise, and pure fun of science and technology.

LSC is a 300,000-square-foot learning center located in Liberty State Park on the Jersey City bank of the Hudson near the Statue of Liberty. The Science Center houses 12 museum exhibition halls, a live animal collection with 110 species, giant aquariums, a 3D theater, live simulcast surgeries, hurricane- and tornado-force wind simulators, K-12 classrooms and labs, teacher-development programs, and the Western Hemisphere's biggest planetarium—the Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium and LSC Giant Dome Theater. More than 750,000 students, teachers, and parents visit Liberty Science Center each year, and tens of thousands more participate in the Center's off-site and online programs.

About the class

More than 100 animal species call the Liberty Science Center home. In this live class, we'll visit with several of them as we explore the topic of animal enrichment. What is animal enrichment and why is it an essential part of an animal's health? To answer these questions, we'll observe 3-4 of our animal friends as they enjoy up-close enrichment opportunities. We'll also collaborate to help our hosts make a new enrichment item for Liberty Science Center's cotton-top tamarins!

Meet your instructor, Fred.

Fred Hartmann is the Director of Guest Programs at Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, NJ. He leads the development and execution of the activities that guests experience within the science center. He is also an experienced animal handler and educator. Fred holds a B.S. in multidisciplinary studies from Stony Brook University.

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