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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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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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Thank you Cindy!
Sep 10, 2019
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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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