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Wildlife Conservation Society

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Published on Jun 25, 2019

Collecting Data

For the past four weeks we've been conducting observations and single-family interviews during some of the Bronx Zoo's Education programs. The Education department runs a variety of programs that i...

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Published on May 10, 2019

Moving Along!

We are delighted to share that our application was approved by the WCS Institutional Review Board (IRB)! Now we are beginning to work with our registrar teams to recruit participants! Hurray for May!

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Published on Apr 24, 2019

Human Subjects in the Zoo

As we develop our interview and observation protocol, we have learned that it’s really important that we include the perspectives of both adults and children for several reasons: Adults often invi...

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Published on Apr 01, 2019

Getting Started!

We are very excited that we have almost completed our interview and observation protocol! Once we finalize the interview and observation we will send them to be reviewed by the Wildlife Conservatio...

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Published on Mar 14, 2019

We Did It!

Thank you all so much for your support, kind words, and contributions! We are so excited to get to work on this important research project! Looking forward to sharing our progress with you!

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Published on Mar 12, 2019

Thanks to everyone who has contributed . . .

Thanks to all of our supporters we are so close to full funding! In fact we are so close that if everyone who has contributed, found someone else to contribute just $8 we would be over our goal! Th...

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Published on Mar 08, 2019

Perspectives from Our Staff: Chris J. & Alyssa

Perspectives from Our Staff: Chris J. & AlyssaBuilding Bridges: Co-Constructing with Chris J.Interacting with animal ambassadors encourages visitors of all ages to participate in conservation b...

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Published on Mar 05, 2019

Thank You All!

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Published on Mar 04, 2019

Perspectives from Our Staff: Nicole & Chris M.

Perspectives from Our Staff: Nicole & Chris M.Caring for Animals: Animals' Personal Stories by NicoleI really enjoy connecting the ambassador animals’ personal stories to the lessons we teach. ...

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Thank you Eli!
Mar 13, 2019
The role of facilitation in sparking curiosity and conservation intentions during up-close animal encounters
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Thank you Misha!
Mar 12, 2019
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Thank you for your excitement and support Marta!
Feb 05, 2019
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