Making Animal Habitat Enrichment to Recycle and Develop STEM Skills

  • Location
    North Wales, Pennsylvania
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The Problem

Zoodles is a community group of boys and girls who use STEM skills, physical work, and community to help animals in zoos. We think zoo animals would like more things to play with. We also want to recycle more and think of ways to create useful items from used materials. This project incorporates all of those goals.

Our Plan

We contacted Hose2Habitat to ask for help connecting with zoos and then met with Hose2Habitat and zookeepers from Cape May Zoo and Elmwood Park Zoo, which are close to our community in North Wales, PA. We will work with Hose2Habitat and keepers to identify needs of the animals and use STEM and other skills to create solutions by recycling items to keep them out of landfills. We will know if we are successful if the animals like and use what we make. The keepers at the zoos will tell us when the items we make are in with the animals and we can take pictures and videos to share with Roots and Shoots.

Themes Addressed

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The Benefit

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