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Behind the Glass- Harlequin Toads in Manchester

Hello to all frog blog visitors! 

My name is Lewis, a final year zoology student at the University of Manchester and a volunteer here at the Vivarium. Like many of you, I have been counting down the days before we are able to visit the museum once again- the wait is almost over! In the meantime, I have been fortunate enough to focus my final year university project on the Harlequin toad and the success of the Atelopus Project.

My project aims to see how effective comic-assisted e-learning is at explaining a scientific subject- the subject being captive breeding programmes. Witnessing first-hand the hard work and dedication of the Vivarium staff- reflected by the recent announcement of the first successfully bred Harlequin toads outside of Panama- I have been inspired to incorporate this story into a comic book which the vivarium has kindly allowed me to share with you on the frog blog.

As part of the project, I have to collect some data. This means that you are required to answer some questions but don’t worry, your answers are completely anonymous. After answering the first block of questions you will be prompted to click the link for the comic, which will open in a new window. After reading the comic you are required to return to the window with the survey and complete the second block of questions. To finish, I just require some feedback on your experience. 

The whole process takes no more than 15 minutes! 

Thank you for contributing to my final year project, the link is down below!


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