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Exploring the Impact of Educational Quizzes and Stamp Collecting Trails on Zoo Visitor Learning and Exhibit Observation

School of Agriculture and Animal Science, Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Obihiro 080-8555, Japan
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J. Zool. Bot. Gard. 2021, 2(3), 445-452; https://doi.org/10.3390/jzbg2030032
Received: 21 June 2021 / Revised: 4 August 2021 / Accepted: 18 August 2021 / Published: 20 August 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Zoos as a Tool for Re-Connecting People with Nature)
Visitors observe diverse animals during zoo visits and learn more about animals by reading information boards that provide conservation education on animal behavior and habitats. This study revealed differences in effects between reading and understanding during stamp collection and a quiz game focused on “animal observations” and “perception of information boards”. Stamp collection and the quiz game were both effective for reading and observing. These were interesting techniques for learning about various captive species. The quiz game that urged observing target species and reading information boards was found to be a more effective tool to learn about the ecology and conservation of captive species. View Full-Text
Keywords: information board; guiding effect; learning effect; questionnaire survey information board; guiding effect; learning effect; questionnaire survey
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Asari, Y.; Ikuta, C. Exploring the Impact of Educational Quizzes and Stamp Collecting Trails on Zoo Visitor Learning and Exhibit Observation. J. Zool. Bot. Gard. 2021, 2, 445-452. https://doi.org/10.3390/jzbg2030032

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Asari Y, Ikuta C. Exploring the Impact of Educational Quizzes and Stamp Collecting Trails on Zoo Visitor Learning and Exhibit Observation. Journal of Zoological and Botanical Gardens. 2021; 2(3):445-452. https://doi.org/10.3390/jzbg2030032

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Asari, Yushin, and Chiharu Ikuta. 2021. "Exploring the Impact of Educational Quizzes and Stamp Collecting Trails on Zoo Visitor Learning and Exhibit Observation" Journal of Zoological and Botanical Gardens 2, no. 3: 445-452. https://doi.org/10.3390/jzbg2030032

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