Undergraduate students from the Animal Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation department serve in various capacities on the Child Animal Relationships Lab team. They help conduct interviews, surveys, brainstorming sessions, and observations; they do transcriptions, coding, and analysis; and they help to write up and present findings. Each student develops various skills to not only help me conduct my research but to prepare them for future opportunities in employment or research. You can find out a little bit more about each student in these pages.
ABEC Research AssistantChanel has been on the research team for four years! She has been instrumental in collecting, transcribing, and analyzing interview data for the “Children on the Hunt” project. She will be graduating with an MA in Education in Spring 2018, and will be moving on to work with Americorps in Austin, TX.
ABEC/EnvSt Research AssistantCarter is currently on the research team for his second year. This year, in addition to managing our Facebook page, he has been working on content analysis of online hunter education manuals for our “Children on the Hunt” project.
ABEC Research AssistantNick is graduating in Spring 2018. He was on the research team for two years, working on analysis of online hunting education guides and documents.
ABEC Research AssistantLindsey has been a member of the research team for three years, working on “Children on the Hunt” projects (YouTube video analysis) as well as the Queer Ecology/LGBTQ+ experiences of nature work. She is graduating in Spring 2018 and doing a year of service in California.
ABEC Research AssistantAlex was on the research team for two years, mainly working on the “Children on the Hunt’ interview transcription and analysis. They graduated in December 2017, and will be starting a Master’s degree in Cognitive Psychology at University of Buffalo in the Fall of 2018!
ABEC Research AssistantJoy has been a member of the research team for three years, working on projects with the Buffalo Zoo, as well as doing research around queer ecology and LGBTQ+ experiences with nature and animals.
ABEC Research AssistantLauren graduated in Spring 2017, and is missed! She helped pilot the pre-school ethnography project at the Buffalo Zoo, which I hope to return to soon. She is currently doing a year of service in Cleveland, OH.