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Project Descriptions

Language of Conservation

January 1, 2008 - January 1, 2009
Poet’s House, a preeminent poetry library in New York City, will collaborate with ten public libraries and zoos across the United States to support library-zoo partnerships in five cities. The project teams will install exhibitions that use poetry as an interpretive tool to deepen visitor thinking about wildlife and conservation in each zoo. This project follows a year-long planning grant funded by IMLS and extends the success of an IMLS-funded partnership in New York City between Poets House and the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Central Park Zoo, which pioneered the installation of poetry in the zoo. The new project will create a set of models and tools for developing strong collaborations and exhibits by carefully documenting the process of building these partnerships and evaluating their impact on visitors, the community, and professional audiences.


Funding Program: National Leadership Grants for Library-Museum Collaboration
Award Number: LG-30-08-0035-08
Funding Amount: $997,766.00


  • Johnny Sq
    Co-Principal Investigator
  • Poet's House
    Co-Principal Investigator
  • Discipline: Life science | Literacy
    Audience: General Public | Museum/ISE Professionals
    Environment Type: Public Programs | Library Programs | Aquarium and Zoo Programs | Exhibitions | Aquarium and Zoo Exhibits

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