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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 95-009

National Zoological Park. Office of Education

Subject Files, 1984-1993

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Zoological Park. Office of Education
Title: Subject Files
Dates: 1984-1993
Quantity: 13 cu. ft. (13 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 95-009
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of the National Zoological Park's (NZP) Office of Education (OE) records. These records consist of OE's general administrative files, files concerning the activities of OE's Chief Judith White, and files that concern the development of OE's educational programs. The Office of Education is no longer extant. Its functions have either been dissolved, absorbed into the office of the NZP's Associate Director for Interpretive Programs, or continued by the Education Department of the Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ). Judith White was instrumental in developing many of the National Zoo's educational programs, as well as served as the President of the International Association of Zoo Educators (IZE) and as Chair of the Council of Museum Education Directors. There are several folders that contain correspondence, memoranda, and drafts that outline her involvement with IZE. The general administrative files of OE contain budgetary information, correspondence, annual reports, long-range planning, and a file of memoranda that outline the Office's history. A major portion of the records concern the educational programs developed by OE and Judith White. Many of the programs such as: HerpLab, BirdLab, ZooLab, and ZooAnimals were animal related educational programs directed toward Kindergarten through 6th grade audiences, but there were programs for High School students and teacher workshops. The files also contain a section devoted to the OE's programs with the District of Columbia Public Schools.

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This accession consists of the National Zoological Park's (NZP) Office of Education (OE) records. These records consist of OE's general administrative files, files concerning the activities of OE's Chief Judith White, and files that concern the development of OE's educational programs. The Office of Education is no longer extant. Its functions have either been dissolved, absorbed into the office of the NZP's Associate Director for Interpretive Programs, or continued by the Education Department of the Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ). Judith White was instrumental in developing many of the National Zoo's educational programs, as well as serving as the President of the International Association of Zoo Educators (IZE) and as Chair of the Council of Museum Education Directors. There are several folders that contain correspondence, memoranda, and drafts that outline her involvement with IZE. The general administrative files of OE contain budgetary information, correspondence, annual reports, long-range planning, and a file of memoranda that outline the Office's history. A major portion of the records concern the educational programs developed by OE and Judith White. Many of the programs such as: HerpLab, BirdLab, ZooLab, and ZooAnimals were animal related educational programs directed toward Kindergarten through 6th grade audiences, but there were programs for High School students and teacher workshops. The files also contain a section devoted to the OE's programs with the District of Columbia Public Schools.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 95-009, National Zoological Park. Office of Education, Subject Files

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Container List

Box 1

AAM [American Association of Museums]

Box 1 of 13

Alliance for Environmental Education

Box 1 of 13

Amazonia [2 files]

Box 1 of 13

American Humane Education Society

Box 1 of 13

Annual Reports

Box 1 of 13

Annual Reports 1973-1978

Box 1 of 13

Annual Reports 1979-1985

Box 1 of 13

Ape House

Box 1 of 13

Arlington Career Center

Box 1 of 13

Audio Guides

Box 1 of 13

Baltimore, National Aquarium

Box 1 of 13

Bibliographies

Box 1 of 13

Binoculars

Box 1 of 13

Bird Labels Pt.I

Box 1 of 13

Bird Labels Pt.II

Box 1 of 13

Bird Labels Pt.III

Box 1 of 13

BirdLab 1986

Box 1 of 13

BirdLab History

Box 1 of 13

Budget [3 files]

Box 1 of 13

Box 2

Budget [2 files]

Box 2 of 13

Bus Committee

Box 2 of 13

Canids

Box 2 of 13

Cat Species

Box 2 of 13

Centennial Exhibit

Box 2 of 13

Centennial Exhibit 1989 [2 files]

Box 2 of 13

Children's Trail

Box 2 of 13

Children's Zoos

Box 2 of 13

Children's Zoos Conference

Box 2 of 13

Chron Files (Current)

Box 2 of 13

Coe, Lee, Robinson

Box 2 of 13

Conservation and the Zoo Visitor

Box 2 of 13

Consultants

Box 2 of 13

Conversations in Museums Contact Animal Study

Box 2 of 13

Box 3

Correspondence

Box 3 of 13

Correspondence- J. White

Box 3 of 13

Correspondence- J. White, 1987

Box 3 of 13

Correspondence- J. White; 1988, 1989, 1990

Box 3 of 13

Correspondence [unidentified]

Box 3 of 13

Council of Museum Education Directors

Box 3 of 13

Cultural Diversity

Box 3 of 13

D.C. Program Curriculum 1977-1978 [included with curriculum]

Box 3 of 13

D.C. Curriculum 1978-1979

Box 3 of 13

D.C. Curriculum 1979-1980

Box 3 of 13

D.C. Curriculum 1980-1981

Box 3 of 13

D.C. Curriculum 1983-1984

Box 3 of 13

Box 4

D.C. Curriculum 1985-1986

Box 4 of 13

D.C. Curriculum 1986-1987

Box 4 of 13

D.C. Curriculum 1987-1988

Box 4 of 13

D.C. Curriculum 1989-1990

Box 4 of 13

D.C. Program Certification and Credit

Box 4 of 13

D.C. Program History/Evaluation

Box 4 of 13

D.C. Program: Letters of Praise

Box 4 of 13

D.C. Program 1977-1983

Box 4 of 13

D.C. Program 1983-1986

Box 4 of 13

D.C. Program 1986-1987

Box 4 of 13

Department of Exhibit Interpretation

Box 4 of 13

Discovery Room Book

Box 4 of 13

Education Peer Review Committee

Box 4 of 13

Educational Outreach Fund

Box 4 of 13

Elephant House

Box 4 of 13

Elephant Visual Key

Box 4 of 13

Box 5

Elephant [unidentified or miscellaneous material]

Box 5 of 13

Exhibit Development Team Approach

Box 5 of 13

Fairfax County Public Schools

Box 5 of 13

Fellowships and Grants

Box 5 of 13

Ferrets

Box 5 of 13

Flight Cage Exhibit

Box 5 of 13

FONZ [Friends of the National Zoo]

Box 5 of 13

FONZ Education Internship, 1990

Box 5 of 13

For the Record

Box 5 of 13

Forms and Information

Box 5 of 13

Giant Panda

Box 5 of 13

Gibbons

Box 5 of 13

Great Apes, General

Box 5 of 13

Golden Lion Tamarin Play

Box 5 of 13

Golden Lion Tamarin Project

Box 5 of 13

Guide Books, NZP

Box 5 of 13

Guide Manual for Animals With Backbones [File Copy]

Box 5 of 13

Hardy Hoof [stock]

Box 5 of 13

[Hardy] Hoofstock, General

Box 5 of 13

Box 6

Hall of Humankind

Box 6 of 13

HerpLab Articles

Box 6 of 13

HerpLab Dissemination

Box 6 of 13

HerpLab "Families, Frogs, and Fun" Book

Box 6 of 13

HerpLab Funding Meyer

Box 6 of 13

HerpLab Funding NSF [National Science Foundation]

Box 6 of 13

HerpLab History

Box 6 of 13

HerpLab Reports

Box 6 of 13

HerpLab Photos

Box 6 of 13

HerpLab Tapes

Box 6 of 13

HerpLab Volunteer Manual

Box 6 of 13

High School Curricula 1986

Box 6 of 13

High School Workshop 1981

Box 6 of 13

High School Workshop 1982

Box 6 of 13

High School Workshop 1984 New Ways to View the Zoo

Box 6 of 13

High School Workshops

Box 6 of 13

High School Workshops [unidentified]

Box 6 of 13

High School Workshops Certification

Box 6 of 13

High School 1986 Symposium

Box 6 of 13

Box 7

I Wonder/ I Observe

Box 7 of 13

Improving Exhibition Interpretation (IEI) [2 files]

Box 7 of 13

Interns FONZ

Box 7 of 13

Interns GWU [George Washington University]

Box 7 of 13

Interns Other

Box 7 of 13

Invertebrate Activities Booklet

Box 7 of 13

Invertebrate Exhibit

Box 7 of 13

Invertebrates

Box 7 of 13

IZE [International Association of Zoo Educators] Anthology Project

Box 7 of 13

IZE President's Correspondence 1987

Box 7 of 13

IZE President's Correspondence 1988

Box 7 of 13

IZE Correspondence [unidentified]

Box 7 of 13

IZE [4 files]

Box 7 of 13

Box 8

Lab Meetings

Box 8 of 13

Lesser Panda

Box 8 of 13

Lion-Tiger Exhibit

Box 8 of 13

MacArthur Foundation Reviews

Box 8 of 13

Map Brochure Evaluation

Box 8 of 13

Monkeys, General

Box 8 of 13

Monkey house

Box 8 of 13

Museum Educators Think Tank

Box 8 of 13

NASM [National Air and Space Museum]

Box 8 of 13

NMNH [National Museum of Natural History] Discovery Room

Box 8 of 13

North American Mammal Exhibits

Box 8 of 13

Not In Collection

Box 8 of 13

NZP Building and Cage Plans

Box 8 of 13

NZP Collection Policies

Box 8 of 13

NZP Lion-Tiger Exhibits

Box 8 of 13

NZP Long-Range Planning

Box 8 of 13

NZP Master Plan

Box 8 of 13

OE [Office of Education] Goals

Box 8 of 13

OE History

Box 8 of 13

OE Long-Range Planning

Box 8 of 13

OE OVES

Box 8 of 13

OE Planning

Box 8 of 13

OE Space

Box 8 of 13

OESE [Office of Elementary and Secondary Education]

Box 8 of 13

OGE [Office of Graphics and Exhibits]

Box 8 of 13

Outreach Kits

Box 8 of 13

Permissions

Box 8 of 13

Pinnipeds

Box 8 of 13

Preschool Meetings

Box 8 of 13

Pretour: Endangered Species

Box 8 of 13

Pretour: World of Animals

Box 8 of 13

Pretour: World of Birds

Box 8 of 13

Primate Behavior

Box 8 of 13

Primate Behavior (1985)

Box 8 of 13

Box 9

Rabitat

Box 9 of 13

Reptile/Amphibians K-6

Box 9 of 13

Reptile/Amphibians K-6 Bibliography

Box 9 of 13

Reptile/Amphibians K-6 Program Evaluation

Box 9 of 13

Reptile: General

Box 9 of 13

Reptiles: Gone From the Collection

Box 9 of 13

Reptile House [2 files]

Box 9 of 13

Reptile [unidentified material found with Reptile files: Dinosaur Detectives Part II: Looking at Reptiles; MNH/NZP Dinosaurs Modern Reptiles Class]

Box 9 of 13

Robinson Talks

Box 9 of 13

Salary Table

Box 9 of 13

School Contacts

Box 9 of 13

School Statistics 1991-1992

Box 9 of 13

School Visits Restriction

Box 9 of 13

Science Education for Families in Informal Learning Settings File Copy

Box 9 of 13

SI Announcements

Box 9 of 13

SI Associates

Box 9 of 13

SI Council

Box 9 of 13

SI Education/Goals

Box 9 of 13

SI Education Planning

Box 9 of 13

SI Year

Box 9 of 13

Sign Copy

Box 9 of 13

SITES [Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service]

Box 9 of 13

Small Mammals [2 files]

Box 9 of 13

Box 10

Small Mammal Bibliography K-6

Box 10 of 13

Small Mammal house

Box 10 of 13

Small Mammal Program Evaluation

Box 10 of 13

Small Mammal Program K-6

Box 10 of 13

Smithson Society

Box 10 of 13

Smithsonian Women's Committee

Box 10 of 13

Solomon and the Big Cats [2 files]

Box 10 of 13

Special Exhibition Fund

Box 10 of 13

Summerfest 1982/1983

Box 10 of 13

Summerfest 1984

Box 10 of 13

Summer Workshops 1988

Box 10 of 13

Summerfest 1985 [2 files]

Box 10 of 13

Teacher Workshops 1984-1990 [5 files]

Box 10 of 13

Box 11

Travel Materials

Box 11 of 13

Travel [unidentified]

Box 11 of 13

Ursidae

Box 11 of 13

Venezuela Conference February 1990

Box 11 of 13

VIARC [Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center]

Box 11 of 13

Visitor Studies Conference 1990

Box 11 of 13

Volunteers

Box 11 of 13

Watercolor Show Unseen Mammals

Box 11 of 13

White's Talks and Articles

Box 11 of 13

Wildlife Club Project

Box 11 of 13

Windows on the Wild

Box 11 of 13

Women Changing Roles Conference

Box 11 of 13

World Conservation Strategy

Box 11 of 13

World Wildlife Fund

Box 11 of 13

WOW [Windows on the World associated with WWF - World Wildlife Fund]

Box 11 of 13

Box 12

Zoo Animals 1987-1988

Box 12 of 13

Zoo Animals 1988-1989

Box 12 of 13

Zoo Animals 1989-1990

Box 12 of 13

Zoo Animals 1990-1991

Box 12 of 13

Zoo Animals: A Closer Look Reunion

Box 12 of 13

Zoo Animals Curriculum 1988-1989

Box 12 of 13

Zoo Animals Forms

Box 12 of 13

Zoo Animals: Get together May 1987

Box 12 of 13

Zoo Animals: Miscellaneous Activities

Box 12 of 13

Zoo Animals Originals

Box 12 of 13

Zoo Animals: Teacher/Student Projects

Box 12 of 13

Zoo Animals: Publicity

Box 12 of 13

Zoo Design

Box 12 of 13

Zoo Map

Box 12 of 13

Zoo News No. 1 Fall 1985

Box 12 of 13

ZooLab (History)

Box 12 of 13

ZooLab (New)

Box 12 of 13

ZooLab Public Relations

Box 12 of 13

ZooLab Renovations

Box 12 of 13

ZOT [Zoo Observation Training] Cover

Box 12 of 13

ZOT File Copies

Box 12 of 13

ZOT [unidentified copies]

Box 12 of 13

ZOT Miscellaneous

Box 12 of 13

ZOT Originals 1st Edition 1981

Box 12 of 13

Cassette Tapes

Box 12 of 13

Box 13

ZOT Originals 2nd Edition 1983

Box 13 of 13

ZOT Research Materials Crockett Material

Box 13 of 13

ZOT Student Projects (Kranz)

Box 13 of 13

ZOT Survey

Box 13 of 13

ZOT Workshops

Box 13 of 13

Miscellaneous and Unidentified materials

Box 13 of 13