For those of you who were not able to make our session at the conference of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums in September, we have posted on our website the presentation by Scott Corwon, with IMPACTS Research & Development. Scott is conducting the national research, and his presentation includes our survey findings to date (the information that he presented includes a sample population of 9,862 persons, approximately 53% of the eventual sample size).
When it is completed, our national survey will be the largest survey ever on any environmental issue. We plan to finish collecting the data in the next few weeks and will analyze the mountain of data during November and December. We expect to publicly release the full survey results early in 2009, although will make some of the findings available before then for our Partners. This survey is part of a three-year grant funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) within its Environmental Literacy Grants program.