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New Article: Attraction Hybridization

New Article: Attraction Hybridization

Check out my newest article, “What Jurassic World Teaches Us About Zoos,” written with colleague Eileen Hill, for InPark Magazine.  InPark has an historically theme park centered readership, and this article focuses on how attractions across the spectrum are learning from each other.  Also, dinosaurs!!

ZooLex Gallery Additions: SEA LION SOUND

ZooLex Gallery Additions: SEA LION SOUND

February’s addition is near and dear to my heart as it’s the PGAV-designed Sea Lion Sound at Saint Louis Zoo. This exhibit won a Significant Achievement Award from the AZA, and features both an underwater viewing tunnel and an immersive theater.  Check it out–here!

A Rhino Encounter and #JustOneRhino

A Rhino Encounter and #JustOneRhino

Originally posted on Lady of the Zoos:
“In conservation, the motto should always be ‘never say die’.” ~Gerald Durrell For as long as I can remember I’ve been passionate about wildlife and was determined that I would one day work with the beautiful, exotic animals I saw in the zoo like monkeys, tigers and even…

AZA 2014–First Thoughts on the First Day!

AZA 2014–First Thoughts on the First Day!

First day of AZA 2014 is complete! It was, as usual, a whirlwind! But I thought I’d share some quick key thoughts that have stuck with me as the day comes to a close: 1. The link between conservation programming and communication to guests needs to be closed. Zoos and aquariums seem to still be … Continue reading