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Utilization of Zoo Enclosures in Capuchin and Spider Monkeys

Utilization of Zoo Enclosures in Capuchin and Spider Monkeys

Appeared 2016Published in Animal Keepers In “Utilization of Zoo Enclosures in Capuchin and Spider Monkeys” Advanced Inquiry Program graduate Laura Danielczyk compares overall movement and time resting of capuchin and spider monkey in zoo enclosures.

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Citizenship-building via Marine Debris Surveys

Citizenship-building via Marine Debris Surveys

Appeared 2017Published in Green Teacher In “Citizenship-building via Marine Debris Surveys” Global Field Program student Aimee Cleary empowers teens to become environmental stewards through socio-ecological mapping and data collection.

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Conservation Animation

Conservation Animation

Appeared 2017Published in Green Teacher In “Conservation Animation” Advanced Inquiry Program graduate Sarah Compton creates animated videos with high school students to encourage local conservation.

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Environmental Rewards Points? Examining the Palm Oil Crisis and Brainstorming for Change

Environmental Rewards Points? Examining the Palm Oil Crisis and Brainstorming for Change

Appeared 2016Published in the Animal Keepers’ Forum In Environmental Rewards Points? Examining the Palm Oil Crisis and Brainstorming for Change, GFP graduate Chelsea Weaver examines the palm oil crisis.

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Assessing and Overcoming the Barriers Impeding Inquiry Based Education

Assessing and Overcoming the Barriers Impeding Inquiry Based Education

Appeared 2016Published in the Ohio Journal of Teacher Education In Assessing and Overcoming the Barriers Impeding Inquiry Based Education, GFP student Kaitlin Shurts assesses the relationship between teachers’ conceptions of inquiry and the number of perceived

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It’s Not You. It’s Me. Taking Responsibility for Chaperone Engagement During Nature Center Field Trips

It’s Not You. It’s Me. Taking Responsibility for Chaperone Engagement During Nature Center Field Trips

Appeared 2016Published in Legacy In It’s Not You. It’s Me, GFP student Melissa Sabo examines chaperone engagement during nature center field trips.

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The Nature of Interaction Between Zoo Docents and Visitors and the Use of Inquiry

The Nature of Interaction Between Zoo Docents and Visitors and the Use of Inquiry

Appeared 2015Published in the IZE Journal After exploring open- and close-ended questions between docents and visitors at Woodland Park Zoo in the context of inquiry, AIP graduate Kathryn Marcussen shares her findings in The Nature of Interaction Between

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Role-Playing, Inquiry and the Food Chain

Role-Playing, Inquiry and the Food Chain

Appeared 2016Published in Green Teacher In “Role-Playing, Inquiry and the Food Chain” GFP student Autumn Doss integrates drama to encourage elementary students’ engagement in environmental science. Her goal was for students to identify a health food

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KALAHARI CONNECTIONS: fostering long-term positive conservation behaviors in Botswana youth

KALAHARI CONNECTIONS: fostering long-term positive conservation behaviors in Botswana youth

Appeared 2015Published in the IZE Journal In “KALAHARI CONNECTIONS: fostering long-term positive conservation behaviors in Botswana youth” GFP graduate Erin Stotz, Dragonfly facilitator Molly Maloy and others from Denver Zoo’s Conservation Biology Department and the Kalahari

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More than marginal interest– Adapting Hedgerows for Modern Landscapes

More than marginal interest– Adapting Hedgerows for Modern Landscapes

Appeared Spring/Summer 2016Published in the Planet Drum Pulse After sampling insect and bird populations in hedgerow settings, AIP student Dave Coulter shares his findings in More than marginal interest– Adapting Hedgerows for Modern Landscapes. According to

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Deeply moved by it all

Deeply moved by it all

Appeared August 2016Published in the Townsville Bulletin Students are deeply moved by it all in this letter to the editor in the Townsville Bulletin, a news publication of Australia’s North Queensland.

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The Rise of Educational Tourism

The Rise of Educational Tourism

Appeared August 2016Published in DUO Magazine In The Rise of Educational Tourism GFP graduate and past Australia Earth Expeditioner Katie Krafte shares her thoughts on experiential, field-based education in DUO Magazine, Townsville’s monthly lifestyle publication.

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Tech park tours offer ‘science in action’

Tech park tours offer ‘science in action’

Appeared July 2016Published in Honolulu Star Advertiser GFP graduate Candee Ellsworth is featured in the Honolulu Star Advertiser article — Tech park tours offer ‘science in action’ — for her work with Friends of Natural Energy Laborartory of Hawaii

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Master’s Studies Take Broadbent To Belize In Miami University’s Project Dragonfly Global Field Program – Brevard NC

Master’s Studies Take Broadbent To Belize In Miami University’s Project Dragonfly Global Field Program – Brevard NC

Appeared June 9, 2016Published in The Transylvania Times GFP student Alexa Broadbent is featured in The Transylvania Times article “Master’s Studies Take Broadbent To Belize In Miami University’s Project Dragonfly Global Field Program – Brevard

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Black Creek Scout Reservation BioBlitz

Black Creek Scout Reservation BioBlitz

Appeared 2015Published in Tipularia In Black Creek Scout Reservation BioBlitz: A Vascular Plant Species Inventory GFP graduate Jed Hewitt joined a team of scientists, naturalists, Boy Scouts and volunteers for a one-day botanical BioBlitz (a study of

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Information Sharing and Curbside Recycling: A Pilot Study to Evaluate the Value of Door-to-Door Distribution of Informational Literature

Information Sharing and Curbside Recycling: A Pilot Study to Evaluate the Value of Door-to-Door Distribution of Informational Literature

Appeared 2015Published in Resources, Conservation and Recycling In Information Sharing and Curbside Recycling AIP Cincinnati Zoo graduate Ken Willman evaluated information sharing and curbside recycling.

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A Review of the Current Status of Running Buffalo Clover (Trifolium stoloniferum) in Ohio

A Review of the Current Status of Running Buffalo Clover (Trifolium stoloniferum) in Ohio

Appeared 2016Published in Ohio Biological Survey Notes In A Review of the Current Status of Running Buffalo Clover (Trifolium stoloniferum) in Ohio AIP Cincinnati Zoo graduate Sean Leugers investigated the status of running buffalo clover (RBC), a

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Coquerel’s Sifaka: Parental Behaviors As Observed in First-Time Parents

Coquerel’s Sifaka: Parental Behaviors As Observed in First-Time Parents

Appeared November/December 2015Published in AAZK’s Animal Keepers’ Forum In Coquerel’s Sifaka: Parental Behaviors as Observed in First-Time Parents AIP Cincinnati Zoo graduate Amy Thompson observed parental behaviors of lemurs.

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Feeling the Heat: A Student-Centered Approach to Reducing the Urban Heat Island Effect on Campus

Feeling the Heat: A Student-Centered Approach to Reducing the Urban Heat Island Effect on Campus

Appeared Winter 2016Published in Green Teacher In Feeling the Heat AIP Phoenix Zoo graduate and science teacher Susan Ferguson created a series of mapping activities for her middle school students to explore the issues associated with the

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Lights Out Baltimore: Saving Birds One Building at a Time

Lights Out Baltimore: Saving Birds One Building at a Time

Appeared September/October 2015Published in The Maryland Yellowthroat In Lights Out Baltimore: Saving Birds One Building at a Time GFP graduate and Maryland Zoo animal keeper Carly Barron shares her experiences with the Maryland-based non-profit, Lights Out Baltimore,

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In the News: AIP and GFP Students Earn Master’s Degree & Look Back on Their Journeys

In the News: AIP and GFP Students Earn Master’s Degree & Look Back on Their Journeys

Our December 2015 AIP and GFP graduates are featured in a number of hometown newspapers and alumni news magazines. Advanced Inquiry Program Heather Batts, Colby McElrath, Brittney Weaver, Ali Young, Sharon Garrison and Sara Shanahan,

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Planktonic ingress of fiddler crab megalopae to the Newport River Estuary, NC: evidence for semilunar periodicity in Uca pugnax and species-specific sampling bias by hog’s hair larval collectors

Planktonic ingress of fiddler crab megalopae to the Newport River Estuary, NC: evidence for semilunar periodicity in Uca pugnax and species-specific sampling bias by hog’s hair larval collectors

Appeared March 2015Published in Marine Ecology Progress Series Global Field Program graduate Kathryn McQueen and others examined the Planktonic ingress of fiddler crab megalopae to the Newport River Estuary, NC: evidence for semilunar periodicity in Uca

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Potting Plants

Potting Plants

Appeared January 2015Published in Science Scope In Plotting Plants Global Field Program student and teacher Megan Menker involved her middle school students in tracking invasive species in the local community through the use of research, geocaching technology, posters,

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Hummingbird Citizen Science

Hummingbird Citizen Science

Appeared November 2015Published in The Science Teacher In Hummingbird Citizen Science Global Field Program graduate and teacher Rima Givot helps students make connections in her classroom. Through a citizen science hummingbird project, Givot’s students were able to collaborate and

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Wild Cat Conservation Needs: An Examination of Public Perception

Wild Cat Conservation Needs: An Examination of Public Perception

Appeared November 2013Published in Animal Keeper’s Forum Chicago Zoological Society–Brookfield Zoo AIP student Brande Redfield surveyed zoo guests at the Crosley Zoo in Wheaton, Illinois, on the question: Has the zoo-going public been better educated

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Teachers honored for environmental work

Teachers honored for environmental work

Appeared Sept. 27, 2015Published in Today’s Pulse | Western Star Cincinnati Zoo AIP student & teacher Julianne Elder was among two “Teachers honored for environmental work” by the Warren County Soil and Water Conservation District. Elder,

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North Huntingdon woman gets first-hand knowledge in Belize

North Huntingdon woman gets first-hand knowledge in Belize

Appeared Aug. 26, 2015Published in TribLive.com GFP student Amy Owens is featured in Trib Total Media’s TribLive article “North Huntingdon woman gets first-hand knowledge in Belize” for her travels to Belize where she conducted fieldwork in

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Where are the Butterflies? Creating a Safe Haven for Urban Lepidoptera

Where are the Butterflies? Creating a Safe Haven for Urban Lepidoptera

Appeared Summer 2015Published in Pacific Horticulture In Where are the Butterflies? Creating a Safe Haven for Urban Lepidoptera Woodland Park Zoo AIP student Tracey Byrne outlines eight essential elements for attracting butterflies and other beneficial insects. The

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Walking With Wildlife: How to be a Proper Guest in an Animal’s Home

Walking With Wildlife: How to be a Proper Guest in an Animal’s Home

Appeared Spring 2015Published in Washington Trails Association magazine After encountering a bear while hiking with a friend, Jennifer Jarstad, AIP student at Woodland Park Zoo, writes about her experience, reminds us that we are the visitors and

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Science Comes Alive: Impact of Animal Ambassadors in the Classroom

Science Comes Alive: Impact of Animal Ambassadors in the Classroom

Appeared Spring 2015Published in Zoological Association of America Animal care technician, long-time Wild Wonders volunteer and GFP student Laura Marx asks: Are we really making a difference in learning, understanding and caring for wildlife and

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