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Aquariums and Zoos Can Change the World
September 2006Zoos and aquariums are more than just a fun way to spend an afternoonthey can influence visitor attitudes about the world around them and bring positive change, according to a groundbreaking, three-year study by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The study, called "Why Zoos and Aquariums Matter: Visitor Impact Study," details the impact of a zoo or aquarium visit.
Developed in partnership with the Monterey Bay Aquarium, it shows that adults who visit zoos and aquariums feel a stronger connection to nature, gain a better understanding of their roles in wildlife conservation, and are more likely to see themselves as part of the solution. Just one more reason to feel good about your visit to the Aquarium!