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PARROT ENRICHMENT CLASSES
Phoenix Landing hosts educational seminars featuring speakers with special knowledge or experience related to the welfare of parrots. Come and learn more about how parrots think and behave, how you can be a better parrot guardian, and what we can all do towards improving the welfare of parrots both in captivity and in the wild.

You can also meet some of our adoptable birds at most of our events, from parakeets to macaws. However, for health and safety reasons, we ask that you do not bring your birds. We are very careful to insure that foster birds at our events have been vetted, and we strive to minimize the spread of disease.

No registration or fees for our classes are required, unless otherwise specified, so please join us often! Of course we appreciate donations to help cover our facility and speaker costs, and sometimes we will even suggest one. However, we want everyone to come regardless of money. Please take the time to learn something new for your parrot.

We sell lots of wonderful parrot toys and supplies at most of our events, and appreciate your support (except the ones at the Fairfax, VA vet offices). This is one of our primary means of paying for the needs of the parrots under our care. Shopping discounts are available through our Membership Program at www.phoenixlanding.membership.html

(*) indicates those classes that satisfy our adoption requirements such as Things I Wish I'd Known, A Parrot's Point of View, The Contented Companion or Caring for The Whole Parrot. These are comprehensive care seminars, one of which is recommended for all adoptions. The behavior workshops (**) are especially important for those adopting the larger parrots, but are highly recommended for everyone who aspires to a positive relationship with their birds, from parakeets to macaws.



SPECIAL EVENTS
step up!seb
SKILLS TO EMPOWER PEOPLE to UNDERSTAND PARROTS ("STEP-UP") Workshops in the Asheville, NC area
2015 Dates April 24-26; June 26-28
November 13-15 (Advanced Class)

An intensive workshop designed to give people an abundance of information about parrot care, from behavior and health, to nutrition and enrichment. In addition to lectures, there will be hands-on training sessions, cooking classes, and time to discuss issues of specific importance to you. For more information, go to phoenixlanding.org/stepup

JANUARY AND FEBRUARY EVENTS, 2015
FAIRFAX, VA
SATURDAY
January 17th

10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
Stahl Exotic Animal Veterinary Services
4105 Rust Road

* THINGS I WISH I'D KNOWN
A comprehensive parrot care class for the new and experienced alike. Great for the whole family! We promise you will learn something new. Topics include health, safety, nutrition, enrichment, behavior, and companionship. An essential class for our foster and adoption applicants, or those wishing to volunteer. A perfect class for anyone wishing to learn about many aspects of parrot care, or meet other parrot providers [also satisfies our adoption process requirement].
ALEXANDER, NC
SATURDAY
January 24th

10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
31 Landing Place
Click for Directions

** BEHAVIOR WORKSHOP: EVERY PROBLEM HAS A SOLUTION!
Living with parrots is a work in progress. We are always learning how to provide the best care possible while minimizing problems. This new and highly interactive class will involve group discussion about how to prevent potential problems, as well as how best to respond or solve them. Hopefully you will discover new ideas and solutions about very specific issues, and learn how to think about problem solving in a more productive way, so you can continue to build a long-term positive relationship with your bird.
CARY, NC
SATURDAY
January 31st

10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
AniMall
Cary Towne Center Mall
1105 Walnut St
* A PARROT'S POINT OF VIEW
Parrots are built to fly, forage, and flock together, and in the wild they must be continually on alert for predators. These physical and social attributes still govern how a parrot adapts to their lives in our homes. Do you consider your parrot’s perspective in your daily routines and interactions? Perhaps sometimes you just don’t understand each other because you see things differently? Let’s talk about life from a “Parrot’s Point of View.” [also satisfies our adoption process requirement].
SPRINGFIELD, VA
SATURDAY
February 7th

10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
Grace Presbyterian Church 7434 Bath Street

** BEHAVIOR WORKSHOP: EVERY PROBLEM HAS A SOLUTION!
Living with parrots is a work in progress. We are always learning how to provide the best care possible while minimizing problems. This new and highly interactive class will involve group discussion about how to prevent potential problems, as well as how best to respond or solve them. Hopefully you will discover some new ideas and solutions, so you can continue to build a long-term positive relationship with your bird.
ALEXANDER, NC
SATURDAY
February 21st

10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
31 Landing Place
Click for Directions

* THE CONTENTED COMPANION
Living with parrots is a work in progress, and we are always learning how to provide the best care possible while minimizing problems. This new and highly interactive class will involve group discussion about how to prevent potential problems, as well how best to respond or solve them. Hopefully you will discover some new ideas and solutions to put to work
FAIRFAX, VA
SUNDAY
February 22nd

10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
Stahl Exotic Animal Veterinary Services
4105 Rust Road
* A PARROT'S POINT OF VIEW
Parrots are built to fly, forage, and flock together, and in the wild they must be continually on alert for predators. These physical and social attributes still govern how a parrot adapts to their lives in our homes. Do you consider your parrot’s perspective in your daily routines and interactions? Perhaps sometimes you just don’t understand each other because you see things differently? Let’s talk about life from a “Parrot’s Point of View.” [also satisfies our adoption process requirement].

(*) For classes that satisfy our adoption requirements. Things I Wish I'd Known, The Contented Companion, A Parrot's Point of View and Caring for the Whole Parrot are comprehensive care classes, one of which is recommended for all adoptions. (**) The behavior workshops are important
for those adopting the larger parrots, but are highly recommended for everyone who aspires to a positive relationship with their bird(s)
.

2015 SCHEDULE
VIRGINIA, 2015
January 17 Fairfax/SEAVS JOHN KERNS: * Things I Wish I'd Known, A Comprehensive Parrot Care Seminar
February 7 Springfield Behavior Workshop: Every Problem Has A Solution!
February 22 Fairfax/SEAVS * A Parrot's Point of View
March 7 Springfield 8th Annual Mardi Gras, Meet More Adoptable Parrots
March 28 Fairfax/SEAVS * The Contented Companion
April 19 Fairfax/Pender * Things I Wish I'd Known, A Comprehensive Parrot Care Seminar
May 2 Springfield JASON CREAN: Holistic Care for Parrots, Whole Food Nutrition
May 16 Fairfax/SEAVS * A Parrot's Point of View
June 28 Fairfax/SEAVS * The Contented Companion
July 11 Springfield 12th Annual Luau, Meet Adoptable Parrots! Plus a Nourish to Flourish Display
July 25 Fairfax/SEAVS * Things I Wish I'd Known, A Comprehensive Parrot Care Seminar
August 16 Fairfax/Pender
* A Parrot's Point of View
September 12 Springfield FRANK RUTOWSKI, DVM: The Wisdom of Wild Parrots, What Can We Learn from Them?
September 26 Fairfax/SEAVS * The Contented Companion
October 3 Springfield 4th Annual Fall Festival, Meet Adoptable Parrots!
October 25 Fairfax/SEAVS * Things I Wish I'd Known, A Comprehensive Parrot Care Seminar
November 7 Springfield **LESLIE SINN, DVM: Normal Avian Behavior
November 21 Fairfax/SEAVS * A Parrot's Point of View
December 12 Springfield TBD
December 13 Fairfax/Pender * The Contented Companion
MARYLAND, 2015
March 8 Annapolis ** ANN BROOKS: Behavior Workshop: Every Problem Has A Solution!
April 11 Anne Arundel TBD
May 3 Otter Creek JASON CREAN: Holistic Care for Parrots, Whole Food Nutrition
July 13 Anne Arundel Core Class TBD
July 18 Frederick TBD
August 15 TBD TBD
September 13 Otter Creek FRANK RUTOWSKI, DVM: Disease Prevention/Common Avian Emergencies
October 10 Frederick **LEIGH ANN HARTSFIELD: Clicker Training in 6 Simple Steps
November 14 Anne Arundel TBD
NORTH CAROLINA, 2015
January 24 Alexander (Asheville area) Behavior Workshop: Every Problem Has A Solution!
January 31 Cary *A Parrot's Point of View
February 21 Alexander, The Landing *The Contented Companion
March 21 Alexander, The Landing TRAVIS PRIVETT: Building Your Own Aviary
April 18 Alexander, The Landing *There is No Place Like Home
April 24-26 Alexander, The Landing STEP-UP! Workshop (Skills To Empower People to Understand Parrots)
May 16 Alexander, The Landing FRANK RUTOWSKI, DVM: Disease Prevention/Common Avian Emergencies
June 7 Cary FRANK RUTOWSKI, DVM: Disease Prevention/Common Avian Emergencies
June 20 Alexander, The Landing *A Parrot's Point of View
June 26 -28 Alexander, The Landing STEP-UP! Workshop (Skills To Empower People to Understand Parrots)
July 18 Alexander, The Landing SHERON HAGELSTON and LIZ OLIVER: Toys with Attitude!
August 15 Alexander, The Landing *The Contented Companion
August 29 Cary *Things I Wish I'd Known, A Comprehensive Parrot Care Seminar
September 19 Alexander, The Landing Birdie Glossary, Terms Every Parrot Owner Should Know
October 4 Cary *A Parrot's Point of View
October 17 Alexander, The Landing *Things I Wish I'd Known, A Comprehensive Parrot Care Seminar
November 13-15 Alexander, The Landing STEP-UP! Workshop (Skills To Empower People to Understand Parrots), Advanced Class
November 21 Alexander, The Landing Jeopardy, The Nutrition Version
December 5 Alexander, The Landing *A Parrot's Point of View