Paly Foundation Conservation Traveling Exhibits
In a partnership with the Paly Foundation, the Virginia Zoo will showcase three nature and conservation-themed education centers through February 2019.
The displays consist of vinyl panels that feature infographics and stimulating facts, while corresponding educational guides allow Virginia Zoo staff and volunteers to engage with visitors of all ages through activities, games and exercises. The Paly Foundation provides these free education guides to support institutions that highlight the importance of conserving and protecting diverse natural habitats and wildlife populations, which correlates to both the Paly Foundation’s and Virginia Zoo’s missions.
“We are always pleased to work with other organizations whose mission relates to ours,” said Greg Bockheim, Virginia Zoo Executive Director. “We will never stop encouraging the public to become environmental stewards. Through the use of these displays, not only are we fulfilling our mission but providing guests a new opportunity for education and conservation.”
The three topics selected for the Virginia Zoo include Tiger! Tiger!, Diary of a Hammerhead, and The Rhinoceros and the Pangolin: A Story of Two Strange Creatures Who Share a Secret. The exhibits are available for viewing now and will be on display until February 2019.
“Diary of a Hammerhead”
Follow joyful Harriet Hammerhead as she explores and comments on the world of hammerhead sharks. Visitors learn about hammerheads, why they are in danger, and what anyone (even YOU) can do to help save them.
“Tiger! Tiger! Tracking Asia’s Largest Cat”
Can you image sharing your community with tigers? Visitors learn about tigers and their diverse and often populated habitats, why they are in danger, and what anyone (even YOU) can do to help save them.
“The Rhinoceros & the Pangolin: A Story of Two Strange Creatures Who Share a Secret”
Why are the formidable rhinoceros and shy pangolin in the same exhibit? Visitors learn about these amazing animals, the “secret” behind why they are in danger, and what anyone (even YOU) can do to help save them.
About the Paly Foundation
The Paly Foundation focuses on efforts that highlight the importance of conserving and protecting diverse natural habitats and wildlife populations. We believe that nature conservation is best achieved through thoughtful, well-directed nature education efforts and projects. An individual’s contributions can have a measurable effect on the conservation of Earth’s biodiversity and an experience with a well-designed, stimulating and emotive nature education program can be the catalyst that sparks that individual’s passion for and commitment to nature conservation throughout life. To learn more, visit http://palyfoundation.org/.