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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 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 shares

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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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