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Columbian Park Zoo (ZOO)

  • Website: http://epics.ecn.purdue.edu/zoo
  • Contact Information: epics-zoo@ecn.purdue.edu
  • Sponsors: Arconic
  • Description: Design educational materials to be used by the Columbian Park Zoo. The projects will be used to help the Zoo educate their patrons, in their outreach program, and for animal behavioral conditioning. Projects that are currently being designed are a lynx enrichment chasing system and primate behavioral conditioning system. A project with an interactive toy will be designed so that it can be used by a lynx or cougar and possibly replicated for other animals. An interactive donation box is also being designed.
  • Partners: Lafayette Columbian Park Zoo http://www.city.lafayette.in.us/park/Zoo.htm
  • Mission: Design educational materials to be used by the Columbian Park Zoo and their patrons.
  • Delivered: Multimedia CD-ROM for the zoo's animal information. Wall kiosk to aid in learning at or around the zoo. Digital photo booth that produces custom, postcard-like photographs of a child with an image of an animal in the background.
  • Technologies Multimedia software, human-computer interfaces, education, structures, animal sciences
  • Impact: A community learning center.
  • Area: Education and Outreach
  • Fall 2017 Division: 22
  • Fall 2017 Schedule: Thursdays 1:30 - 3:20pm