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Join us for the Why Zoos and Aquariums Matter Webinar

Why Zoos and Aquariums Matter (WZAM3) is a national, collaborative study investigating two big research questions. First, it’s exploring the public perception of zoos and aquariums in relation to STEM education and learning. Second, it’s examining how visitors’ purpose and plans for the visit align with the intention and mission of zoos and aquariums. A multi-level study design allows consideration of societal, institutional, and individual perspectives.

Join a two-part webinar series hosted by the New Knowledge Organization Ltd., COSI’s Center for Research and Evaluation, and the Center for Research on Lifelong STEM Learning at Oregon State University to learn about the project’s conceptual framework, methodological approach, and research findings to date. The team will draw parallels to other informal STEM education settings.

Sign up for the first webinar, Wednesday, March 20 at 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT. The second webinar will be in May, date and time to be announced in next month’s newsletter. WZAM3 is funded by the National Science Foundation, under award numbers DRL 1612729 and DRL 1612699.

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