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Category: ECHO Digital

Echo Digital | Data Driven Design

09.20.22 | Cait Witherspoon | ECHO Digital, ECHO Digital

Key Takeaways We Need to Listen to Our Animals  Often design decisions are made on anecdotal evidence or experience, but rarely is data factored into the equation. Sometimes Zoos and Aquariums don’t have the information, other times, it may just be difficult to obtain. When it comes to understanding the animals in the care of...

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Echo Digital | The Next Generation of Zookeepers

09.19.22 | Cait Witherspoon | ECHO Digital, ECHO Digital

Key Takeaways   Being a Professional Zookeeper Takes a Lot of Privilege Take a look at any job posting for an animal care professional position and you will most likely find that an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree is preferred.  However, the data released by the United States Census Bureau from the 2021 census revealed less...

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ECHO Innovation Think Tank | Reimagining Homes for Ambassador Animals

07.12.22 | Cait Witherspoon | ECHO Digital

Paradigm Shifting Questions  Why does your organization have ambassador animals?  What differentiates these animals from the rest that call your facility home?  –  Many current working definitions of ‘ambassador” animals provide little delineation from ‘exhibit’ animals. If the purpose of ambassador animals are to make connections with guests and inspire empathy or fascination, that isn’t...

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Echo Digital | Virtual Tour of Rhino Savanna at The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens

06.16.22 | Cait Witherspoon | ECHO Digital

Key Features & Innovations  1.) Returning to the Objectives for Greater Outcomes Throughout any design process, a range of possibilities, competing priorities, limited resources, and diverse stakeholders can result in wavering direction or misdirected compromise.  At the onset, The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens team worked collaboratively to establish goals, objectives, guiding principles, and non-negotiables. ...

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