Aligning Your Agendas with Those of Your Visitors: Lessons Learned from Zoos and Aquariums

Monday, October 1, 2018: 2:30 PM-3:45 PM
Meeting Room 13 (Connecticut Convention Center)
Session Leader:
Martin Storksdieck, Director, Center for Research on Lifelong STEM Learning, Oregon State University
Session Moderator:
Martin Storksdieck, Director, Center for Research on Lifelong STEM Learning, Oregon State University
Presenters:
John Voiklis, Researcher, New Knowledge Organization Ltd, Kelly Riedinger, Senior Researcher, Center for Research on Lifelong STEM Learning, Oregon State University, Joe Heimlich, Co-Director, COSI Center for Research & Evaluation, and Researcher, Lifelong Learning Group, COSI and Rob Semper, Associate Executive Director, Exploratorium

Visitors and institutional agendas do not always overlap. We’ll present comprehensive research findings on the degree to which conservation education aligns with visitor expectations and agendas in zoos and aquariums for which conservation is part of the core mission. We will discuss implications of the research findings for ASTC institutions.

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