Faculty Advisor

Pollice, Gary F.

Faculty Advisor

Dodson, Leslie Lynn


Zealandia ecosanctuary, located in Wellington, New Zealand, is devoted to the conservation of the country’s native environment, focusing mainly on bird species. Since the ecosanctuary’s founding, the populations of these species have increased significantly and have begun to spread beyond the fence into the surrounding suburbs. This is known as the “spillover effect” and it has created a need to understand the awareness people have of native bird life. The goal of this project was to create a survey that measured the awareness people in Wellington have of the native bird life, to analyze the data gathered, and to give outreach recommendations to Zealandia based on the analysis performed.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted


Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

Advisor Department

Undergraduate Studies