In "The Plastic Breakdown" Global Field Program student Nicole Warren involves her local community, the North Carolina Aquarium staff and Aquarium Teen Ambassadors in mapping marine litter. Through their efforts, a total of 1,315 pieces of marine litter were collected and mapped -- illustrating the locations of marine debris concern for the Atlantic Beach community. The beach cleanup and marine debris sampling also helped increase awareness and discussion among the teen ambassadors in identifying long-term solutions including adding trashcan lids, offering recycling and creating a campaign to reduce cigarette litter.
Published in Animal Keepers' Forum
In "Walrus Conservation: Connecting Research and Zoo Keepers" Advanced Inquiry Program graduate Elizabeth Miller examines the extensive history of walrus populations in human care and successful walrus breeding programs to help inspire and empower zoo keepers to build on their basic roles of animal care vital to instilling a sense of wonder and responsibility for walruses and other endangered species.
Published in Animal Keepers
In "Utilization of Zoo Enclosures in Capuchin and Spider Monkeys" Advanced Inquiry Program graduate Laura Danielczyk compares overall movement and time resting of capuchin and spider monkey in zoo enclosures.
Published in Green Teacher
In "Citizenship-building via Marine Debris Surveys" Global Field Program student Aimee Cleary empowers teens to become environmental stewards through socio-ecological mapping and data collection.