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Citizen Science

One year after the 50th anniversary of Earth Day was greeted by global shutdowns, things are looking brighter for those in search of opportunities to be involved in community projects, nature celebrations, and conservation work. Deemed the Citizen Science Month, April includes Earth Day, Environmental Education week, and Party for the Planet events at many […]

Animals Up Close for Artists

By: Roger Torbert, VP of Education   “It looks velvety”, “Almost like a synthetic fiber”, “Like embroidery floss, maybe?” These were some of the responses from Bob Jones andJames Clemens Art class students while looking at a peacock tail feather magnified 5x. Animals up Close for Artists was a specialty Zoo Lab held for two […]

Birmingham Zoo Connects Children in Alabama to Children in Africa

Through partnerships with Chipangali Wildlife Orphanage in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, and with the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, the Birmingham Zoo was able to connect children in Alabama with children in Zimbabwe through a video conference in 2017. With both groups of children coming from tribal backgrounds, they were able to discuss the similarities and differences […]