Grant-Funded Projects

Educational Program Funding

After-school and technological educational programs: Southwest Bell Corp., 2001-2003 ($47,900)

After-school educational programming: Boeing 2001-2002 ($7,000)

After-school programs and Science Day at the Zoo for teachers and families: Citicorp, 2003-2004 ($15,000)

After-school programs: Eco-lab, 2003-2005 ($10,000)

American foundations and documents in action: US Department of Education, 2005-2009 ($1,700,000)

Collaborative study with UT at Arlington on early reading: Eisenhower grant, 2002 ($5,000)

Development of an interactive, bilingual web game on ocelot conservation: Southwest Bell, 2000 ($8,000)

Development of language acquisition programs for at-risk preschool children: Education First Steps 2000-2009 ($107,000)

Early reading program for at-risk pre-school children: Morgan P. Chase, 2006 ($10,000)

Educational programs for homeless families: Bank One, 2003 ($5,000)

Enhancing education through technology: US Department of Education, 2003-2005 ($1,400,000)

Interactive and bilingual web-game for ocelot conservation: Deutche Bank, 2000 ($5,000)

Pre-literacy education: Citigroup 2007 ($20,000)

Science Day at the Zoo: ExxonMobil, 2008-2009 ($25,000)

Teacher education program (STEM): Bank of America 2001-2005 ($170,400)

Teaching American history: US Department of Education, 2002-2005 ($995,400)

Underwrite outreach programs for underserved populations: Target/Mervyn’s of California, 2002-2003 ($50,000)

Science Program Funding

Asian small-clawed otter: assessment of behavioral estrus, environmental modification on activity profiles, in platonic/non-platonic otter pairs: Institute of Museum Services Conservation Grant, 1984 ($8,000)

Assessment of behavioral estrus, comparison of environmental modification on activity profiles, and assessment of platonic and non-platonic otter pairs: Institute of Museum Services Conservation Project Support Grant, 1986 ($25,000)

An assessment of gender-driven management needs in okapi: Institute of Museum and Library Sciences, 2007-2011 ($250,000)

Behavioral and physiological indicators of estrus in Gunther’s dikdik: Institute of Museum Services Conservation Project Support Grant, 1992 ($8,500)

Conservation of Philippine herpetofauna (with W. Card): AZA’s Conservation Endowment Fund, 2001 ($16,800)

Gender driven management issues in captive okapi: Institute of Museum and Library Services Conservation Grant-Impact study, 2007 ($250,000)

Giant anteater: behavioral estrus correlated with reproductive hormones, development of hand rearing protocols: Institute of Museum Services-Conservation Project Support Grant, 1985 ($25,000)

Methods of behavioral assessment – a cooperative grant with 10 institutions to develop standardized behavioral assessment techniques: Institute of Museum and Library Services Special Conservation Grant, 1995 ($75,000)

Ocelot conservation in captivity and in the field: Central and Southwest Services, Inc., 1996-2002 ($75,000)

Ocelot conservation: Haas family, 1992-1997 ($10,000)

Ocelot energetics: thermoregulation, digestibility, and behavior: Institute of Museum and Library Services Conservation Project Support Grant, 1994 ($25,000)

Ocelot research and conservation: Big Tex Cat Club, 1992-1995 ($18,000)

Ocelot research and conservation: Wray Trust, 1993 ($2,000):

Physiological correlates of stress associated with breeding and parturition in okapi as measured by progesterone and cortisol metabolite profiles: Conservation and Research, Chicago Zoological Society, 1997 ($5,000)

A quantitative test for vocal learning: National Institutes of Health, National Research Service Award Postdoctoral Fellowship, 1999-2001. ($63,000)

Social influences of vocal development: National Institutes of Health, 1999-2002. ($264,500)

Status survey for Gray’s monitor lizard and other threatened species endemic to Southern Luzon (with W. Card): AZA’s Conservation Endowment Fund, 1999 ($19,180)

Texas Ocelot Research Conservation Consortium: Purina/Albertsons,1998 ($10,000)

Video short course – Behavioral Research Methods (grant to AZA‘s Behavior Advisory Group): AZA’s Conservation Endowment Fund, 2006 ($18,000)

Vocal development in bottlenose dolphins: Ocean Ventures Fund, 1995-1997. ($8,000)

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