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A Rare Opportunity to Take Part in a Fascinating Research Project Take part in the "Listening to the Zoo" project

Limited numbers- booking is essential.

Silent Zoo Visit, Saturday 18th May 2019, 9.00am - 11.30am 

Listening Zoo Visit, Sunday 19th May 2019, 9.00am - 11.30am

This is a unique opportunity to visit the zoo and experience the place and its animals in a novel way. Travel expenses (up to a value of £10) and admission will be paid and refreshments will be provided.

You are invited to take part in a Silent Zoo Visit (where participants are required to make a conscious effort not to make noise during their visit) and a Listening Zoo Visit (where participants will be guided by a researcher to listen to the sounds of the Zoo). The aim is to see if these unconventional visits have any effect on the way that participants think and feel about their zoo experience, and especially the animals.

Who can take part?  

This opportunity is for adults only (18+ years) so unfortunately cannot be offered to family groups. We do request that if you sign up for an experimental visit you ensure you are able to attend the feedback session.  

How can I book?  

If you would like to participate in either the Silent Zoo Visit or the Listening Zoo Visit please email T.Rice@exeter.ac.uk to book, as places are strictly limited.  

What's involved?

The Silent Zoo Visit will start at 9.00am on Saturday 18th May. There will be a welcome and briefing by researchers and then you will be invited to explore the Zoo at your own pace for an hour and a quarter. There will be a break for refreshments and then you are requested to participate in a feedback session to discuss your visit with the other participants and the researchers. 

The Listening Zoo Visit will begin at 9.00am on Sunday 19th May. There will be a welcome and briefing by researchers and then you will be invited to take part in a guided listening tour for an hour and a quarter. There will be a break for refreshments and then you are requested to participate in a feedback session to discuss your visit with the other participants and the researchers.

These experimental visits are part of a project called Listening to the Zoo that is being funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and that Bristol Zoo is working on with researchers from the University of Exeter and the University of St Andrews.


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