Brazil - Saving Golden Lion Tamarins
Galápagos: Islands of Change
Baja California, Mexico: Field Methods
Paraguay: Eco-Leadership
Costa Rica Ecology & Ecotourism
Hawai‘i: Saving Species
Queensland, Australia: Great Barrier Reef
Mongolia: Steppe Ecology & Civic Media
India: Species, Deities, & Communities
Guyana: Local Wisdom & Conservation
Borneo: Primate Conservation
Amazon: Avian & Tropical Ecology
Thailand: Buddhism and Conservation
Namibia: Great Cat Conservation
Belize: Approaches to Environmental Stewardship
Kenya: Wildlife & People in Integrated Landscapes

Appeared Winter 2016
Published 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 urban heat island effect and strategies for reducing heat on the school campus.

Appeared September/October 2015
Published 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, in monitoring and studying avian window collisions during migration seasons. Lights Out Baltimore's goal is to persuade city officials and community members to employ bird-friendly buildings and light practices which are crucial to the survival of migratory birds.

Appeared February 2016
Published in Science & Children

In Start With a Story GFP student and former student programs coordinator at Lincoln Park Zoo Sarah Dunifon, a school librarian, teachers and elementary students from five Chicago schools collaborated to use technology and a story to bridge STEM into STEAM (STEM + Art = STEAM. The project used the One Book, One Community format to get students to read and discuss The One and Only Ivan, a book written by Katherine Applegate about the true story of silverback gorilla Ivan who was isolated in captivity for 27 years in a shopping mall arcade. Through a cross-curricular collaboration, students were immersed in activities that allowed them to experience and express the natural world around them and to realize the power of friendship and hope.

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, of Littleton, all of Colo., in a Denver Zoo blog

Heather Williams, of Redmond, Wash., in the Redmond-Reporter

Amy Peterson, of Carnation, Wash., in the Snoqualmie Valley Record

Craig Sammetinger, of Wapakoneta, Ohio, in The Lima News

Cecelia Bosma, of Avondale, Ariz., in the West Valley View

Jennifer Emery, of Temecula, Calif., in Valley News

Tessie Goheen, of Bremerton, Wash., in the Kitsap Sun

Faith Hilterbrand, of Hilliard, Ohio, in a Cincinnati Zoo blog

Sean Leugers, of Dublin, Ohio, in the Bishop Hartley High School news

Hilary Blair, of Mesa, Ariz., in the Mesa Independent

Stephanie Alexander, of San Diego, Calif., and Jeff Kepper, of La Jolle, Calif., in the San Diego Zoo Global Academy Newsletter

Global Field Program

Nathan Spriggs, of Waverly, Ohio, in The Pike County News Watchman

Rachel Kingsley, of Volcano, Hawai'i, in the Tribune Herald

Henry Bryant, of Marlborough, Mass., in The MetroWest Daily News

Lauren Drossman, of Sandusky, Ohio, in the Sandusky Register

Abby Harris, of Bowling Green, Ky., in the Simpson County Schools homepages

Appeared March 2015
Published 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 pugnax and species-specific sampling bias by hog’s hair larval collectors. Their findings, published in Marine Ecology Progress Series, indicated that sampling of settlement of fiddler crab megalopae onto hog’s hair collectors was dominated by U. pugnax and that future experiments would be needed to examine differences in thigmotaxis and other behavioral differences among the three species.


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