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ECHO Digital | The Future of Education

10.27.21 | Taylor Clark | Education, Uncategorized, Zoos + Aquariums

It's in our missions, our budgets, and AZA-accreditation standards. Education is integral to the ethos of Zoos and Aquariums, and effectively connecting with audiences is essential to saving wild animals and wild places. For this reason, Zoos and Aquariums must strive for more significant impact and efficacy. In parallel, formal education is experiencing significant change in response to societal issues and a movement to nurture healthier, more passionate, and adaptive lifelong learners. Thank you to Dyane Smokorowski & Joe Fatheree, two leading progressives in formal education, for engaging in this conversation.

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McPherson Community Center Wins Kansas Preservation Alliance Top Award

09.30.21 | Taylor Clark | Uncategorized

We're celebrating the McPherson Community Center receiving the Kansas Preservation Alliance 2020 Medallion Award for Excellence!

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ECHO Digital | Special Edition: Virtual Tour of Camp Cowabunga at Topeka Zoo & Conservation Center

09.28.21 | Taylor Clark | Landscape Architecture, Sustainable Design, Zoos + Aquariums

You’re invited on a virtual tour of Camp Cowabunga with Topeka Zoo & Conservation Center director, Brendan Wiley. What began as an idea to create a museum honoring Topeka Zoo’s beloved previous director Gary K. Clarke’s many African adventures and artifacts became much more than that; it became a unique and immersive experience into the middle of a real safari camp enveloped by African wildlife. Completely surrounded by animals, guests can enjoy a “sundowner” by the campfire, come eye-to-eye with African lions, and adventure with patas monkeys from the front seat of a Land Rover.

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GLMVZoos: Living Desert Zoo & Gardens’ Australian Adventures Receives AZA Exhibit Award 

09.23.21 | Taylor Clark | DEIJA, Sustainable Design, Zoos + Aquariums

We’re celebrating our incredible partners at the Living Desert Zoo & Gardens for receiving the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) 2021 Significant Achievement Award for their Australian Adventures Habitat! As part of an ongoing master plan, GLMV provided architectural, landscape architectural and site planning services throughout this project.  

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