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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 Partners with UNA for Educational Journey

By: Roger Torbert, VP of Education   As part of the Birmingham Zoo’s Strategic Plan Goal to Foster Partnerships with Educators and other Educational Organizations, the Education Department has collaborated with the University of North Alabama to create a unique study abroad program for education majors. In July of 2018, Roger Torbert, Vice President for […]

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 […]