Robin, Girl Scouts
Thanks again for an awesome journey into the world of Training Dolphins. The girls are still buzzing about it, they are trying to train cats and dogs all over Roswell with sticks and treats! And I think I may get one of those clickers to have on the trip!
Thanks again, especially under the circumstances [Robinís brother was killed on 1/4/05,she immediately went to Wisconsin to be with her family and although the funeral was 1/8/05, she returned to Atlanta on a morning flight the next day to fulfil a program obligation on 1/9/05] it was greatly appreciated.
Please accept our warm thanks for a wonderful job at the library last week!
As the only staff person in youth services, I rely greatly on volunteer
teens to help with programs and was afraid we had not prepared adequately
for your arrival in terms of setting up the room. And, then, in walked your
staff who simply made it all happen!
Your grasp of working with children of many ages, group dynamics and animal
knowledge just was perfect. The number of positive comments I have received
is amazing. I hope we can work together again soon.
Also, should you need any reference in the future, just have them call me! I am so proud that you are a Smyrna resident and such a true professional animal educator.
Youth Services Librarian
I attended Performance Management training in April at Aubrey Daniels
International in Atlanta. I had the pleasure of listening to you speak one
night about training animals.
I was very impressed with what you do and was wondering if you could tell
me where you get your clickers. We would like to try and exercise at our
facility and will need to procure quite a few. Can you help me?
Thanks in advance for your help
To say that our Day Camp boys and girls (as well as staff) enjoyed your visits would be an understatement. Thank you so very much for coming. Your interesting presentations and enthusiasm well very much appreciated. Our little 7 year old has asked us a couple of times to take her to Pet Smart so she could get a "clicker" to start training our dog.
Our Day Camp went well and a large part of that was due to your presentations. We can highly recommend you to others.
Robin, you always do a fabulous job! I will call you in the fall for another program.
Here is one specific comment about your program: "Animal Adventures was
awesome, all girls were mesmerized from the minute she started talking."
Thanks again for bringing in all the GS and career stuff. I'm sure you planted many seeds. We are looking forward to having you back this Saturday.
Yours was the best party I've been to. Thanks so much for making Lauren's day special. Her favorite part was riding Mickey! I'm sure you know this already, but you have a gift with children. Yours will be very lucky to have you as a mother. You also
have a special influence on the girls who helped you - it's so important at
that age to have a strong role model.
Thanks for a perfect party - I think you and Mickey have captured
Lauren's heart - you may have created a new horse lover! Thanks again.
Director - Legal
Animals Leaping Off the Pages in the Preschool
The Preschool Library is always an adventure, but on
September 29th...it literally was!
September 2002 marked the end of Zoo Atlanta's Zoo Mobile program. It was a quality, educational outreach program for the community. Fortunately for metro Atlanta, environmental educator and animal trainer consultant Robin Pressley-Keough took it over and renamed it Animal Training Adventures, and the valuable program still continues. We are so grateful for Robin's energetic and enthusiastic presentation. The PK and Kindergarten children met and touched a chinchilla from the Andes Mountains of South America, a Mali uromastux , a prehistoric lizard with a very spiny tail from Mali, Africa, a European fancy rat, a lion mane rabbit from Belgium and a tortoise named Boris. The children learned some facinating facts from Robin, whose love of animals and children made our time together so memorable.
We sure saw those non-fiction animal / reptile books come to life!