WHAT IS ZOO THINKING?
ZOO THINKING is a way of “future proofing” the planning, designing, and the operating of zoos and aquariums.
Why? Our world is changing faster than ever. Globalization and digitalization accelerate our lives. Demographics, climate change, pandemics, and questions of shifting values – specifically in relation to the perception of zoos and aquariums set big challenges.
At the dan pearlman Group we believe that a new era needs new perspectives. We need to design our future. Therefore, we have founded the DAN ACADEMY, a progressive and innovative platform of exchange and education. We foster creativity and new ways of thinking, systematically. We use unconventional formats such as: activating workshops, design sprints, experience journeys, inspiring lectures or our “Book Your Expert” advisory tool. We overcome common thought patterns, break through established dogma, and leave well-trodden paths behind. We offer access to experts and expertise, network, and exchange. At the DAN ACADEMY: Creativity is the future.
At the DAN ACADEMY we bring together likeminded people and experts in their fields to find solutions to some of the most challenging questions about the future ahead. By working in collaboration and sharing experiences, changing perspectives, and exchanging opinions, we gain innovative insights from our collective know-how.
In conclusion: ZOO THINKING is a sustainable learning experience for zoos and aquariums creating solutions across disciplines – for animals, visitors, employees, and society.
HOW TO BECOME A ZOO THINKING EXPERT?
With our DAN ACADEMY platform, we provide visibility and a digital and physical home for our ZOO THINKING experts. In addition to our digital platform danacademy.com, we will also supply all the thoughts of our experts to a wider audience including the media and related networks by sharing it on the website, in newsletters and social media channels.
To create visibility for your expertise and your zoo thinking thoughts, we will create an expert profile at the DAN ACADEMY website. Afterwards we recommend that you share statements, articles, videos, podcasts, and content pieces on your thoughts and ideas, how you want to transform or reshape the destination zoo or aquarium. Finally, we will connect all experts digitally and physically with clients and partnering institutions across Europe and beyond. Thus, the network is aimed to be an ever-growing hub for future zoo thinking.
ZOO THINKING SPOTLIGHT