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Investigating the Long-term Effects of Informal Science Learning at Zoos and Aquariums: Final Briefing Report

February 22, 2016 | Public Programs, Exhibitions
“Investigating the Long-term Effects of Informal Science Learning at Zoos and Aquariums” aimed to identify the opportunities for and barriers to researching the long-term effects of informal science learning experiences at zoos and aquariums, and to construct a proposal for a five- to ten-year study as the first attempt to measure those effects. This report summarizes the findings and recommendations of the one-year project, which concluded in November 2015.


  • Sarah Thomas
    Co-Principal Investigator
    Zoological Society of London
  • Nicole Ardoin
    Co-Principal Investigator
    Stanford University
  • Murray Saunders
    Co-Principal Investigator
    Lancaster University
  • Citation


    Funding Program: ISE/AISL
    Award Number: 1451313
    Funding Amount: 114997
    Resource Type: Reference Materials
    Discipline: Education and learning science | Life science
    Audience: Museum/ISE Professionals | Learning Researchers
    Environment Type: Public Programs | Aquarium and Zoo Programs | Exhibitions | Aquarium and Zoo Exhibits

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