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Published on Mar 04, 2021

The Long Road to Peer-Review Publication

Hello everyone, it has been a long time since we last updated you. A lot has happened in 2020, but now in 2021 we are pleased to announce that we have submitted a manuscript of our findings to a pe...

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Published on Oct 07, 2019

Check Out Our Preliminary Findings

Hi everyone, please check out our presentation slide deck that we shared at the Association of Zoos and Aquariums Annual Conference in New Orleans. we hope to post more results in November!

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Published on Sep 08, 2019

Sharing Findings!

We are very excited that we will start sharing our findings from this study at the Association of Zoos and Aquariums Conference in New Orleans! If you are registered for the conference come to "Amb...

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Published on Aug 05, 2019

Making Comparisons

Some of our education programs focus on specific animals that visitors can see at the Bronx Zoo, like bears or hyenas. We can't bring these large animals into the classroom for an up-close encounte...

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Published on Jul 12, 2019

Whistling Duck

A few comments and questions about the black bellied whistling duck from our young participants."She's very pretty and she has a pink bill.""Why does she look like she's wearing lipstick?""She look...

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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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Thank you Cindy!
Mar 08, 2021
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Thank you Eli!
Mar 13, 2019
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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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