Observe to Learn

Keeping Tabs on Wildlife with a Mobile Tablet

At the center of this program focused on animal behavior studies is a specially designed iPad app that lets learners of any age participate in independent research at their local zoo, nearby park or own backyard. The free app allows anyone to take part in program activities. During the pilot year, the center and its partners will measure how the program can most effectively be used by learners in the United States and abroad.

Observe to Learn at the Lincoln Park Apple Store!

At 11 a.m. on Sunday, August 3, Lincoln Park Zoo educator Matt Mulligan will demonstrate the Observe to Learn app developed by the zoo’s Hurvis Center for Learning Innovation and Collaboration. This free, award-winning app lets users monitor animal behavior much as zoo scientists do.

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Related Focuses
Develop Globally Relevant Models of Learning


Observe to Learn iPad App

Developed by Hurvis Center educators, this free iPad app lets you step into the shoes of an animal behavior scientist by conducting your own investigation!

Developed by Hurvis Center educators, this free iPad app lets you step into the shoes of an animal behavior scientist by conducting your own investigation! Use it to study your favorite animals, anywhere, anytime-- at your local zoo, park, backyard, or even in your living room observing a family pet.

Download the Observe to Learn app on the App Store


Staff

 

Leah Melber, Ph.D.
Senior Director, Hurvis Center for Learning Innovation and Collaboration

   

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

Ellen Bechtol is Education Research Manager in the Hurvis Center for Learning Innovation and Collaboration  

Ellen Bechtol, M.A.
Education Research 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


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Leah Melber, Ph.D., senior director of the Hurvis Center for Learning Innovation and Collaboration, hopes to lead zoos and museums in finding new ways to connect with learners.