Hurvis Center

The Hurvis Center for Learning Innovation and Collaboration

Exploring New Ways of Engagement

The Hurvis Center for Learning Innovation and Collaboration at Lincoln Park Zoo is a comprehensive education institute designed to advance understanding about how people learn in an informal environment and ways that zoos, aquariums and museums can most effectively engage their audiences for a lasting impact. This will be achieved through innovative programming and thoughtful evaluation and research. The center will simultaneously develop and test new models of learning while providing exciting education programs to learners of all ages locally, nationally and globally.


Key Focuses

The Hurvis Center for Learning Innovation and Collaboration focuses its innovative work in four key areas.

  • Increase Youth Awareness of Science Careers
  • Engage Community Members in the Work of Zoo Researchers
  • Develop Globally Relevant Models of Learning
  • Explore New Ways to Conduct Evaluation and Research

Learn more about the Hurvis Center’s key focuses.


Initiatives

Observe to Learn iPad app being used by students at Lincoln Park Zoo  

Observe to Learn
Informal-learning institutions around the world can share a curriculum providing youth the opportunity to learn about the natural world through animal behavior studies.


Staff

 

Emma Martell
Education Manager, Hurvis Center for Learning Innovation and Collaboration

  Matthew Mulligan, Hurvis Center for Learning Innovation and Collaboration  

Matthew Mulligan, M.S.
Education Coordinator, Hurvis Center for Learning Innovation and Collaboration

 

Jamie Herget
Education Facilitator, Hurvis Center for Learning Innovation and Collaboration

  Jenn Holland is the Education Research and Evaluation Associate at Lincoln Park Zoo's Hurvis Center for Learning Innovation and Collaboration.  

Jenn Holland, M.A.
Education Research and Evaluation Associate