Zoo Quests: Public Engagement Success at the Bronx and Central Park Zoos
Appeared November 2016
In "Zoo Quests: Public Engagement Success at the Bronx and Central Park Zoos" Advanced Inquiry Program graduate Bricken Sparacino reports on the "Zoo Quests" public engagement experience which was implemented at the Bronx and Central Park Zoos in 2015. Through staff collaboration, the program uses interactive characters, an adventure club and participant surveys to enhance visitor expericence through in-person interactions fostering greater connections to wildlife. With the high ratings among zoo visitors, the Zoo Quests program continued the next year at Bronx and Central Park Zoos and has expanded to other nearby zoos and aquariums.