Jennifer Hope

Professional Title
Conservation Audience Research & Evaluation Associate
About Me (Bio)
Jennifer Gauble serves the Saint Louis Zoo with internal research and evaluation processes. She taught in and led the teacher education program at McKendree University prior to joining the Zoo in 2020. Before pursuing her PhD, Jennifer taught and coordinated informal science and environmental education programs for more than 15 years. She worked with the DRK 12 SciJourn Science Literacy through Science Journalism program at University of Missouri-St. Louis as a graduate student studying high school student engagement with science.
University of Missouri-St. Louis

This project aims to develop, pilot, and evaluate a model of instruction that advances the scientific literacy of high school students by involving them in science journalism, and to develop research tools for assessing scientific literacy and engagement. We view scientific literacy as public understanding of and engagement with science and technology, better enabling people to make informed science-related decisions in their personal lives, and participate in science-related democratic debates in public life.