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Adult Programs & Classes

Zoo New England offers year-round adult programs and workshops featuring the latest news and discoveries from the world’s experts on animal behavior, intelligence, ecology, evolution and conservation. Join us to learn more about the various species we share this ever-changing planet with.

May 7-10, 2019: Community-Based Social Marketing Workshops presented by Doug McKenzie-Mohr, Ph.D.

For over three decades Dr. McKenzie-Mohr has been working to incorporate scientific knowledge on behavior change into the design and delivery of community programs. He is the founder of community-based social marketing and the author of three books on the topic. One of these books has been recommended by Time Magazine and become requisite reading for those who deliver programs to protect the environment, promote public health and prevent injuries. He has delivered workshops internationally for over 70,000 program managers and has served as an advisor on a broad array of environment, health and injury prevention programs. 

Full details and registration


Introductory Workshop, May 7-8, Franklin Park Zoo: 
The two-day introductory workshop provides a comprehensive introduction to community-based social marketing and how it is being applied throughout the world to foster behavior change. Those who attend the workshop will learn the five steps of community-based social marketing (selecting behaviors, identifying barriers, developing strategies, conducting pilots, and broad scale implementation) and be exposed to numerous case studies illustrating its use.  Participants will receive a copy of the third edition of "An Introduction to Community-Based Social Marketing." The introductory workshop is a mandatory prerequisite for the advanced workshop.


Advanced Workshop, May 9-10, Franklin Park Zoo: 
The two-day advanced workshop provides an in-depth exploration of how community-based social marketing can be used to foster behavioral changes and provides attendees the opportunity to apply this approach to their own programs. Building on the introductory workshop, participants will be exposed to advanced topics regarding fostering behavioral changes, with a particular focus on the formation of habits that protect the environment or foster public health and safety; accurately determining the barriers to a behavioral change; and program evaluation and determining return on investment. The workshop also addresses the effective use of social media, apps and websites. Participants will also be coached in making community-based social marketing presentations to their agency or community and will receive PowerPoint and Keynote presentations for this purpose. This workshop is restricted to individuals who have previously attended Dr. McKenzie-Mohr's introductory workshop. If you have not yet attended an introductory workshop, reduced rates are available for attending both sessions.

Adult Education Classes at Franklin Park Zoo

Zoo New England partners with Brookline Adult & Community Education to offer classes at Franklin Park Zoo. Visit their website at www.brooklineadulted.org for the most current calendar of programs.

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