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Why Zoos and Aquariums Matter: Assessing the Impact of a Visit to a Zoo or Aquarium

May 4, 2007 | Exhibitions
To find out if zoos and aquariums successfully promote conservation, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) formed strategic partnerships and undertook a three-year, nationwide study of the impacts of a visit to a zoo or aquarium. We found that going to AZA accredited zoos and aquariums in North America does have a measurable impact on the conservation attitudes and understanding of adult visitors.


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    Principal Investigator
    Oregon State University
  • Eric Reinhard
    Principal Investigator
    Association of Zoos and Aquariums
  • Cynthia Vernon
    Principal Investigator
    Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • Kerry Bronnenkant
    Project Manager
    Institute for Learning Innovation
  • 2013 06 13 Making meaning of the old technology
    Institute for Learning Innovation
  • Nora Deans
  • Citation


    Award Number: 0205843
    Resource Type: Report
    Discipline: Ecology, forestry, and agriculture | General STEM | Life science
    Audience: Educators/Teachers | Museum/ISE Professionals | Scientists | Evaluators
    Environment Type: Aquarium and Zoo Exhibits | Parks, Outdoor, and Garden Exhibits

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