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

Date: 
Friday, May 4, 2007
Resource Type:
Reference Materials | Report
Environment Type: 
Aquarium and Zoo Exhibits, Parks, Outdoor, and Garden Exhibits
Audience: 
Educators/Teachers | Museum/ISE Professionals | Scientists | Evaluators
Discipline: 
Ecology, forestry, and agriculture | General STEM | Life science
Organization:
Oregon State University, Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Institute for Learning Innovation
Description: 

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.

Funder(s): 
NSF
Award Number: 
0205843
Document:

Team Members

John H FalkPrincipal Investigator
Eric ReinhardEric ReinhardPrincipal Investigator
Cynthia VernonCynthia VernonPrincipal Investigator
Kerry BronnenkantKerry BronnenkantProject Manager
Joe E HeimlichContributor
Nora DeansNora DeansContributor

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