LAM article: "Watching Us Watching Them" ... "In Philadelphia, a new master plan reinvents how animals experience the zoo, people too." Jonathan Lerner writes a good article about this exciting new concept!
The bibliography of Jon's publications is amazing in its scope and diversity. Many of these professional papers which cover important planning and design concepts are available as PDF files here. Some of Jon's non-professional writing is also included. "From the Field", a collection of poems from his travels and a short story, "The Dream Pig" are also presented. Visit Bali Safari and Marine Park project's Phase One — a slide show of a newly built park in Indonesia.
With a horticulturist father, Jon's education and interest in plants started at a very early age. Planning and designing botanical exhibits require many of the same tools as zoo work. Some botanical display trends are discussed here.
Several projects explore the re-creation of ecologically-based displays and unique learning environments.
These two short videos give a preview of some activities that can be made available for animals living at zoos? Want to see the full versions of the videos? Click on Asian Elephants or Brown Bears for the rest of the video.