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Date Permissions Signed

2-19-2008

Date of Award

2008

Document Type

Masters Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Environmental Studies

First Advisor

Miles, John C., 1944-

Second Advisor

Myers, Gene (O. Gene)

Third Advisor

Burgess, Don, 1957-

Abstract

This thesis looks at live wildlife programs in two parts, first an essay featuring discursive analysis of adertisement for programming by accredited zoos and aquariums. The analysis determines that current programs available are not providing in-depth environmental education, and programming skirts important controversial issues. Secondly there is original research on lecture programs that feature live animals and their cognitive effects on boys ages 11 to 17. The research suggests that lectures, especially those that are designed around difficult material, do not benefit from the presence of live animals even though the animal is relevant to the lecture.

Type

Text

Publisher

Western Washington University

OCLC Number

224064977

Digital Format

application/pdf

Genre/Form

Academic theses

Language

English

Rights

Copying of this thesis in whole or in part is allowable only for scholarly purposes. It is understood, however, that any copying or publication of this thesis for commercial purposes, or for financial gain, shall not be allowed without the author's written permission.

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