Faculty Advisor

Ault, Holly Keyes

Faculty Advisor

Barnett, Jonathan Ross

Project Center

Melbourne, Australia


The following project is an in depth analysis of visitation data for the Discovery and Learning department within Zoos Victoria. The analysis includes investigation into several variable comparisons identifying trends and supporting the findings with statistical analyses as necessary. In addition to the numerical analysis, research and interviews of teachers and zoo staff were conducted to qualitatively discuss and explain the observed trends. In conclusion, a set of recommendations has been provided in the areas of future data collection, analysis, and program development.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2007

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Department

Fire Protection Engineering