Wings of the World: Summative Evaluation Report
With funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services’ (IMLS) Museums for America program, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden (Zoo) undertook a process of improving the interpretive experience of its Wings of the World exhibit, which concluded in summer 2018. The updated exhibition sought to enhance families’ connections to nature and inspire them to become better bird neighbors, in direct alignment with the Zoo’s strategic planning.
In collaboration with the Zoo, the Lifelong Learning Group (LLG) conducted formative and summative evaluation in spring and summer 2018. The purpose of the summative evaluation was to examine program outcome effectiveness, quantify the portions of messages and activities that resonated across participants, and determine the degree to which the Wings of the World experience facilitated connections with and feelings of responsibility to nature.