The displays consist of vinyl panels that feature infographics and stimulating facts, while corresponding educational guides can allow visitors of all ages to engage 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.
The exhibits are free to view with regular Zoo admission. For more information, please visit www.virginiazoo.org/paly-foundation
About the Virginia Zoo
The Virginia Zoo, located in Norfolk, Virginia, is home to more than 500 exceptional animals representing over 100 fascinating species. Founded in 1901 and residing on 53 beautifully landscaped acres, the Virginia Zoo has demonstrated a commitment to saving and protecting the world’s wildlife by inspiring a passion for nature and taking conservation action at home and around the world. The Virginia Zoo is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and is recognized as a global leader in education, recreation, science, wildlife conservation, and animal care and welfare. For more than a century, the Zoo has connected adults, families and school children with the natural world and its wildlife. To learn more, visit www.virginiazoo.org.
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/.