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The 6th Extinction

07.03.19 | Joselyne Hernandez | Zoos + Aquariums

We are hearing more and more about the loss of species globally. We have seen some success in recovering species and protecting environments, but how do we scale our impact? What does real impact look like? During this ECHO Digital topic, we explored what aquariums and zoos are uniquely equipped to do to move the needle for conservation impact.

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Building Diversity and Community Engagement

06.04.19 | Joselyne Hernandez | Zoos + Aquariums

We’ve been talking about building diversity among our staffs, boards, and audiences for some time now, but how much progress have we made? Where can we celebrate successes? And what are we still struggling with? Because diversity and community engagement doesn’t just happen, we need to be intentional and have an actionable plan. This ECHO Digital topic explores visitation and discusses best practices with Lincoln Park Zoo’s VP Learning and Community Engagement, Dana Murphy, Chair of AZA’s Diversity Committee; Dean Watanabe, Chief Conservation Education Officer at Fresno Chaffee Zoo; and Tanya Paul, Animal Curator at Oregon Zoo.

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New Crash Dynamics Lab Coming to Wichita State

05.23.19 | Joselyne Hernandez | Education

GLMV is currently providing services for a new 22,000-square-foot facility to house the National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR)’s new Crash Dynamics Laboratory. A key component of the design is focusing on creating a stable and spacious area for NIAR’s new testing equipment—the Dynamic Sled System. Located on Wichita State University’s Innovation Campus, this testing...

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Thriving by Design

05.10.19 | Joselyne Hernandez | Zoos + Aquariums

You’ve heard of user-based design. But what does that mean when your users are animals? How do we consider the full range of behaviors, experiences, and abilities of our animal residents? Cheryl Meehan and Brian Greco with AWARE Institute presented their work to understand and provide for the full spectrum of animal thriving. In our recent ECHO Digital topic, we discussed elements of exhibit design that either help or hinder animal thriving in professional care.

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