Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 95-009
Creators:
National Zoological Park. Office of Education
Dates:
1984-1993
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
13 cu. ft. (13 record storage boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
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.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 95-009, National Zoological Park. Office of Education, Subject Files

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
White, Judith Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Zoological Park (U.S.). Birdlab Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Public Schools of the District of Columbia Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Zoological Park (U.S.). Herplab Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
International Association of Zoo Educators Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Zoological Park (U.S.). Zoolab Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Zoo Animals: A Closer Look (Program). (1987: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Zoos Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museums -- Educational aspects Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brochures Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Manuscripts Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Drawings Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Black-and-white photographs Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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