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2019 AISL PI Meeting Poster: Why Zoos and Aquariums Matter (WZAM3)

February 12, 2019 | Public Programs, Professional Development, Conferences, and Networks, Exhibitions

The project asks, “What are the real outcomes of the zoo or aquarium enterprise, both as a visitor destination and as a public voice in public media?” and has the following three aims:

  1. To understand how visitor goals and behavior impact learning.
  2. To understand how the conservation education agenda of most Z/As interlaces with those goals.
  3. To understand how the public situates the voice of Z/As in society.

Project poster presented at the 2019 AISL PI Meeting in Alexandria, VA. 


  • Johnny Sq
    Co-Principal Investigator
    New Knowledge Organization Ltd.
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    Co-Principal Investigator
    Lifelong Learning Group at COSI
  • Storksdieck Headshot small
    Co-Principal Investigator
    Center for Research on Lifelong STEM Learning at Oregon State University
  • Citation


    Funding Program: AISL
    Award Number: 1612729
    Funding Amount: $1,576,865.00
    Funding Program: AISL
    Award Number: 1612699
    Funding Amount: $358,442
    Resource Type: Reference Materials
    Discipline: Ecology, forestry, and agriculture | Education and learning science | General STEM | Life science
    Audience: General Public | Museum/ISE Professionals | Evaluators
    Environment Type: Public Programs | Aquarium and Zoo Programs | Professional Development, Conferences, and Networks | Professional Development and Workshops | Exhibitions | Aquarium and Zoo Exhibits

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