The education goals of SAFE revolve around engaging the public. We want zoo and aquarium visitors to learn about the exciting and important conservation work AZA accredited institutions do, support the conservation efforts of their local AZA-accredited facility, and take action to save wildlife and habitats. AZA’s Conservation Education Committee identified both short-term and long-term education outcomes for SAFE. These include cognitive (knowledge), affective (attitude), and behavioral outcomes. The short-term learning outcomes, shown here, address the high-level concepts of SAFE and can be integrated into existing education programs and materials.
Note that "visitors" refers broadly to the general public visiting AZA-accredited institutions. More specific outcomes for target audiences may also be developed. An evaluation plan to measure the short- and long-term learning outcomes will also be designed.