Michelle Benedict ’94 presents at National Aquarist Conference

Michelle Benedict ’94, presented a talk in May at the Regional Aquarists Workshop hosted in Columbus, OH.  Also known as RAW, the annual event is the national conference for aquarists.  Michelle’s talk, entitled “Using Novel Training to Increase Visitor Impact,” was given to a conference attendance of over 400 people.  The talk explains how positive reinforcement training can be used to connect fish and aquarium visitors.  This presentation expands on the viral video of Michelle’s puffer fish training which now has over 30 million views.