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Are You Using Shark Cosmetics?

Are You Using Shark Cosmetics?

Appeared 2021Published in SEVENSEAS Media In Are You Using Shark Cosmetics? Global Field Program student, Stephanie Costagliola, encourages effective plant-based alternatives to help protect sharks. Costagliola, pictured, works as a marine biologist at Georgia Aquarium.

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How African Primate Sanctuaries Have Fared During the 2020 Global Pandemic

How African Primate Sanctuaries Have Fared During the 2020 Global Pandemic

Appeared March 2021Published in Animal Keepers’ Forum In How African Primate Sanctuaries Have Fared During the 2020 Global Pandemic Global Field Program student Tiffany James helps encourage zoo keepers to take a role in advocating for conservation organizations

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Cotton top tamarins: the importance of natural cooperative care behaviors in a managed setting

Cotton top tamarins: the importance of natural cooperative care behaviors in a managed setting

Appeared December 2020Published in Animal Keepers’ Forum In Cotton top tamarins: the importance of natural cooperative care behaviors in a managed setting Global Field Program alum and keeper assistant Elizabeth Fochtman shares her research on cotton top

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Shining a Light on Bats through Conservation Photography

Shining a Light on Bats through Conservation Photography

Appeared November 2020Published in Animal Keepers’ Forum In Shining a Light on Bats through Conservation Photography Advanced Inquiry Program student Alexandra Mason uses photography to “shine a positive light on” bats. With over 1,400 different species of bats

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Wading Bird Conservation: Engaging Zookeepers and Guests

Wading Bird Conservation: Engaging Zookeepers and Guests

Appeared September 2020Published in Animal Keepers’ Forum In Wading Bird Conservation: Engaging Zookeepers and Guests Global Field Program alum and zookeeper Myria Johnson describes the evolution of her avian studies — from a count of birds to a

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Dragonfly Students Support the Conservation Work of AERF

Dragonfly Students Support the Conservation Work of AERF

In summer 2020, a team of Dragonfly students supported the ongoing work of our Earth Expeditions: India partner, Applied Environmental Research Foundation (AERF), a conservation organization working with communities in the Western Ghats.  The “Earth Expeditions: Connected Conservation”

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Maximizing Our Impact: Challenging AAZK to Go Further for Native Species

Maximizing Our Impact: Challenging AAZK to Go Further for Native Species

Appeared 2020
Published in Animal Keepers’ Forum, the journal of the American Association of Zoo Keepers

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Real Change from Students

Real Change from Students

Appeared Spring 2020
Published in Green Teacher

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Follow Your Dreams

Follow Your Dreams

Appeared November/December 1997
Published in Dragonfly magazine

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The Day the Elephants Disappeared

The Day the Elephants Disappeared

Appeared Winter 2020
Published on StoryJumper

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Changing the Face of Science

Changing the Face of Science

Appeared Winter 2020
Published in Green Teacher

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Native/Invasive Species Speed-Dating

Native/Invasive Species Speed-Dating

Appeared Winter 2020
Published in Green Teacher

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Using Live Species Around Campus to Understand Diets

Using Live Species Around Campus to Understand Diets

Appeared Winter 2020
Published in Green Teacher

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Maximizing biodiversity conservation through behavior change strategies

Maximizing biodiversity conservation through behavior change strategies

Appeared February 2020
Published in Conservation Science and Practice

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“Exhibit A (a triptych)” and other poetry by Dragonfly Alum

“Exhibit A (a triptych)” and other poetry by Dragonfly Alum

Appeared January 2020
Published in Honey & Lime magazine

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Conservation is for Everyone: Think Globally, Act Locally

Conservation is for Everyone: Think Globally, Act Locally

Appeared January/February 2020
Published in The P.E.O. Record

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Lessons from Namibia

Lessons from Namibia

Appeared Winter 2019
Published in the Audubon Miami Valley newsletter

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Long Island is a challenging habitat for wildlife

Long Island is a challenging habitat for wildlife

Appeared November 2019
Published on Newsday.com

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Building a Conservation Community in the Mexican Desert

Building a Conservation Community in the Mexican Desert

Appeared October 2019
Published in the Earth Island Journal

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An International Collaboration to Promote STEAM Experiences

An International Collaboration to Promote STEAM Experiences

Appeared October 2019
Published on the American Alliance of Museums website

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Engaging a global Facebook audience with conservation education

Engaging a global Facebook audience with conservation education

Appeared Summer 2019
Published in the Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences

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Using Scientific Pedagogy to Teach History

Using Scientific Pedagogy to Teach History

Appeared Summer 2019
Published on Edutopia.org

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The Dangers of Anticoagulant Rat Poison

The Dangers of Anticoagulant Rat Poison

Appeared Summer 2019
Published in All Creatures

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Into the Sea! The Plight of Our World’s Sea Turtles

Into the Sea! The Plight of Our World’s Sea Turtles

Appeared Summer 2019
Published in SEVENSEAS Media

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Saving Our Oceans Through Coral Restoration

Saving Our Oceans Through Coral Restoration

Appeared Summer 2019
Published in SEVENSEAS Media

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Navigating the Outdoors

Navigating the Outdoors

Appeared Summer 2019
Published in Green Teacher

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Unpacking Habitats

Unpacking Habitats

Appeared Summer 2019
Published in Green Teacher

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We Don’t Live in a Vacuum

We Don’t Live in a Vacuum

Appeared Summer 2019
Published in Green Teacher

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Taking Flight with Conservation Education

Taking Flight with Conservation Education

Appeared Summer 2019
Published in Green Teacher

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חיבור דתי: Religious Connection

חיבור דתי: Religious Connection

Appeared Summer 2019
Published in Green Teacher

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Environmental Service Project

Environmental Service Project

Appeared Summer 2019
Published in Green Teacher

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From Garbage to Green

From Garbage to Green

Appeared Summer 2019
Published in Green Teacher

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Opinion: Reduce food waste and help the planet

Opinion: Reduce food waste and help the planet

Appeared August 2019
Published on Cincinnati.com

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The consequences of conflict on Congo’s great apes

The consequences of conflict on Congo’s great apes

Appeared 2019
Published in Current Conservation

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Urban coyotes: conflict or coexistence?

Urban coyotes: conflict or coexistence?

Appeared 2019
Published in Current Conservation

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How Eating Locally Can Fight Global Warming

How Eating Locally Can Fight Global Warming

Appeared May 2019
Published in Natural Awakenings

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A Student’s Experience with GLT Conservation

A Student’s Experience with GLT Conservation

Appeared December 2018
Published on Save the Golden Lion Tamarin’s blog

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A Wildlife Investigation for City Kids

A Wildlife Investigation for City Kids

Appeared December 2018
Published in Edutopia

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Nurturing connections to the environment

Nurturing connections to the environment

Appeared November 2018
Published in Science Magazine

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Cure Nature-Deficit Disorder

Cure Nature-Deficit Disorder

Appeared 2018
Published in the Bay Area Parent Education & Enrichment Guide

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A Hiker’s Guide To Dog Training

A Hiker’s Guide To Dog Training

Appeared November 2018
Published in Colorado Outdoors magazine

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Feeling Like the only POC In the Green Room? Yea, Same.

Feeling Like the only POC In the Green Room? Yea, Same.

Appeared October 2018
Published in Green Philly

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Elephant Tourism – The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

Elephant Tourism – The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

Appeared August 2018
Published on SEEtheWILD

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Reducing Vehicle Collisions With the Central American Tapir in Central Belize District, Belize

Reducing Vehicle Collisions With the Central American Tapir in Central Belize District, Belize

Appeared July 2018Published in Tropcial Conservation Science Global Field Program alum Celso Poot and Anthony Clevenger of the Western Transportation Institute conducted research about reducing vehicle-tapir collisions and co-authored an article, “Reducing Vehicle Collisions With

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Touch Tank Scientists: Diving Deeper with Inquiry

Touch Tank Scientists: Diving Deeper with Inquiry

Appeared July 2018
Published in Current: The Journal of Marine Education

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Enhancing Field Trips

Enhancing Field Trips

Appeared 2019
Published in Green Teacher

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10 Ways to Teach It Outside

10 Ways to Teach It Outside

Appeared 2019
Published in Green Teacher

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Conservation through Storytelling

Conservation through Storytelling

Appeared Winter 2019
Published in Green Teacher

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Community Engagement for the Birds!

Community Engagement for the Birds!

Appeared 2018
Published in Green Teacher

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Inside the Birding Activity Bag

Inside the Birding Activity Bag

Appeared 2018
Published in Green Teacher

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Misconceptions, Sharks, and Storybooks

Misconceptions, Sharks, and Storybooks

Appeared 2018
Published in IZE Journal

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Interviewing a Sea Lion

Interviewing a Sea Lion

Appeared 2018
Published in Green Teacher

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Conservation through Creative Writing

Conservation through Creative Writing

Appeared 2018
Published in Green Teacher

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Little Bats: A Big Deal

Little Bats: A Big Deal

Appeared 2018
Published in Green Teacher

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You Can Be My Wingman

You Can Be My Wingman

Appeared 2018
Published on Center for Humans & Nature’s City Creatures Blog.

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Seed Balls and the Circle of Courage

Seed Balls and the Circle of Courage

Appeared 2018
Published in Afterschool Matters

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Don’t believe everything you read about banning polystyrene

Don’t believe everything you read about banning polystyrene

Appeared 2018
Published in the Honolulu Star Advertiser

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Getting Kids Outdoors with Technology

Getting Kids Outdoors with Technology

Appeared 2018
Published in Edutopia

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Time for compromise on Rocky Flats access

Time for compromise on Rocky Flats access

Appeared 2018
Published on DailyCamera.com

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A Sensory Walk in Nature

A Sensory Walk in Nature

Appeared 2018
Published in Ithaca Child

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Native Landscaping Along the Front Forty

Native Landscaping Along the Front Forty

Appeared 2017
Published by Illinois Forestry Association

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Pledging for Change

Pledging for Change

Appeared 2017
Published in Green Teacher

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The Future of Evolution

The Future of Evolution

In “The Future of Evolution” Global Field Program student and architectural foundation education director Christen Lubbers creates a lesson plan that puts the topic of evolution into the hands of fourth through eighth grade students.

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Conservation education in schools: Aligning teachers’ perceptions with students’ attitudes

Conservation education in schools: Aligning teachers’ perceptions with students’ attitudes

In “Conservation education in schools: Aligning teachers’ perceptions with students’ attitudes” Global Field Program graduate Melany Sutherland explores teachers’ perceptions and students’ attitudes about conservation education

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Wet-Dry Recycling at the Louisville Zoo

Wet-Dry Recycling at the Louisville Zoo

Appeared June 2017
Published in AZA’s Connect magazine

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Invasive Species: You’re Not Welcome Here!

Invasive Species: You’re Not Welcome Here!

In “Invasive Species: You’re Not Welcome Here!” Advanced Inquiry Program graduate Amy Paul uses interactive activities to help her third through fifth grade students distinguish between native and invasive species.

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Students Take Action Against Invasive Species

Students Take Action Against Invasive Species

Appeared Winter 2017Published in Green Teacher In “Students Take Action Against Invasive Species” Advanced Inquiry Program graduate Jennifer Brooks uses hands-on exploration and media as an educational tool in schools.

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Ethnobotany and Millennial Volunteers: Connecting a New Generation with Old Knowledge

Ethnobotany and Millennial Volunteers: Connecting a New Generation with Old Knowledge

Appeared 2017Published in Public Garden Magazine In “Ethnobotany and Millennial Volunteers: Connecting a New Generation with Old Knowledge” Global Field Program graduate Lindsey Collinsworth shares ethnobotanical education with millennials. “Millennial volunteers who learned about native plant

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Zoo Quests: Public Engagement Success at the Bronx and Central Park Zoos

Zoo Quests: Public Engagement Success at the Bronx and Central Park Zoos

Appeared November 2016Published in Connect In “Zoo Quests: Public Engagement Success at the Bronx and Central Park Zoos” Advanced Inquiry Program graduate Bricken Sparacino reports on the “Zoo Quests” public engagement experience which was implemented at

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Wild in the City

Wild in the City

Appeared 2017 In “Wild in the City” Advanced Inquiry Program graduate Emily Stoeth examines the importance of urban environmental exploration for students and teachers.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Baja trip helps Bloom Scholar follow her dreams

Baja trip helps Bloom Scholar follow her dreams

Appeared Winter 2014-15Published in the Audubon Miami Valley newsletter Global Field Program student Jordan Findley follows her dreams thanks to Audubon Miami Valley Rosie Bloom Scholarship. In Baja trip helps Bloom Scholar follow her dreams, Findley

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Local Women Earn Biology Degrees through Program at Woodland Park Zoo

Local Women Earn Biology Degrees through Program at Woodland Park Zoo

Appeared Jan. 14, 2015Published in The Woodinville Weekly Anna Busse and Sarah Crumb are featured in The Woodinville Weekly for earning their biology degrees through the Advanced Inquiry Program at Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo. Anna

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Life in the Margins: The Role of the Post-Modern Hedgerow

Life in the Margins: The Role of the Post-Modern Hedgerow

Appeared November-December 2014Published in Solutions Chicago Zoological Society–Brookfield Zoo AIP student Dave Coulter discovers an “old friend” in hedgerows. Well managed hedgerows have great potential to positively affect biodiversity, according to Life in the Margins: The

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The Effects of Plastic Pollution on Aquatic Wildlife

The Effects of Plastic Pollution on Aquatic Wildlife

Appeared 2014Published in Water Air Soil Pollut Michelle Sigler, graduate of the Advanced Inquiry Program at Chicago Zoological Society–Brookfield Zoo, addresses the effects of plastic pollution on aquatic wildlife and describes several cutting edge technologies that

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Can I Touch It?: Zoo Program Impacts

Can I Touch It?: Zoo Program Impacts

Appeared 2014Published in IZE Journal Amanda Stanford, Global Field Program student and program animal staff member, examines the impact physical contact with rats and snakes has on children’s attitudes toward those animals in Can I Touch It?:

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Conservation Connections Matter!

Conservation Connections Matter!

Appeared 2014Published in IZE Journal Global Field Program student Martha Parker connects employee-led field conservation projects and institutional conservation messaging in Conservation Connections Matter! in the 2014 IZE Journal.

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Green Careers and the Community College: Embrace the Possibility

Green Careers and the Community College: Embrace the Possibility

Appeared May 2014Published in Adult Learning Through her work as an assistant professor at Cuyahoga Community College, Advanced Inquiry Program student Irene Diritsky has been examining the green career paths that exist for students who have

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Wetland Warriors

Wetland Warriors

Appeared 2014 Published in Green Teacher Eric Diefenderfer, graduate of the Advanced Inquiry Program at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, presents a real-world scenario for his middle school students–to imagine a sports facility is proposed on the site

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Using Theatrical Conventions to Improve Public Education About Local Wildlife Conservation

Using Theatrical Conventions to Improve Public Education About Local Wildlife Conservation

Appeared September 2013Published in AZA CONNECT Through her work as a Senior Animal Keeper at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, Advanced Inquiry Program student Melissa Proffitt has been exploring how educators can utilize theatrical conventions

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Making Connections with Nature: Programming for a Larger Community

Making Connections with Nature: Programming for a Larger Community

Appeared September 2013Published in AZA CONNECT Advanced Inquiry program student Mollie O’Neil, who also serves as the Volunteer Coordinator at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, explores connections between senior citizens and nature, and how

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Graduate classroom takes educator to ‘global hotspots’

Graduate classroom takes educator to ‘global hotspots’

Appeared August 25, 2013Published in the Bonner County Daily Bee Think twice before deleting that next email. It could just be the key that opens the door to a life-changing adventure. That proved to be

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Walrus Conservation: Connecting Research and Zoo Keepers

Walrus Conservation: Connecting Research and Zoo Keepers

Appeared 2016Published in Animal Keepers’ Forum In “Walrus Conservation: Connecting Research and Zoo Keepers” Advanced Inquiry Program graduate Elizabeth Miller examines the extensive history of walrus populations in human care and successful walrus breeding programs to

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