The Children & Animals Research Team

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Research Team Update

Hello!  Research among our two teams is ongoing, and we have a few updates: Zoo Education Research: Jo is continuing to organize and disseminate surveys to docents, staff, and visitors looking for ideas, interests, and learning activities at the Zoo, with a particular...

Southern Tier Outdoor Expo

Booth at the Southern Tier Outdoor Expo 2016 in Bath, NY. I traveled to Bath, NY with funding from the Culture & Animals Foundation grant in order to meet people at the Southern Tier Outdoor Expo and find participants for my current study, "Children on the Hunt." ...

Research in the News!

Research team from 2015-2016:  Alex, Lauren, Chanel, & Jo Some of my research and writing about children's experiences of the death of their pets has been picked up by various news sources online, which is exciting!  There are several links below: Science Daily...

Buffalo Zoo Pre-K!

Our research team has just begun a pilot project working with the Buffalo Zoo Education Department that is specifically focused on their new pre-school, featured here.  We will be engaging in some observational ethnography to see how children are spending their time...

Research Advertisement

We are continually recruiting new research participants.  We are looking for participants from several distinct groups for our project "Children on the Hunt."  First, we are recruiting children ages 8-11 who may be accompanying adults on hunting expeditions but not...

Culture & Animals Foundation Grant!

I have been chosen as a grant recipient for 2016 by the Culture & Animals Foundation, an organization started by the well-known animal rights philosopher Tom Regan.  This grant will help me and my research team to continue our interviews and observations of...