Chattanooga Zoo Partners With UTC For Fall For The Animals Day

Monday, November 11, 2013

Anthropology and Psychology students at UTC enrolled in Dr. Lynn Miles’s Primate Behavior class have organized a new event to be held at the Chattanooga Zoo entitled Fall for the Animals Day.   

At this event, students will impersonate people and events related to a number of primate and other animal exhibits at the Chattanooga Zoo. In a living history demonstration, students will impersonate chimpanzee expert Dr. Jane Goodall, re-enact a Hindu legend about the Hanuman monkey god, and illustrate how monkeys use their tails. Besides primates, snow leopards will also be featured in conjunction with the Zoo’s already existing Snow Leopard Appreciation Day.

During the day, student re-enacted scenarios will provide information about the discovery of several species, important researchers, and the conservation challenges that endangered species face today---all in an entertaining way for zoo visitors, officials said. Living history incorporates historical activities, dress, and information as a way to give observers a sense of stepping back in time as an educational medium. 

Dr. Miles points out, “This is the first event we know of where street theatre and living history has been attempted at a zoo—it’s historic.”  William Smith, a student in Dr. Miles’s class adds, “This living history event provides everyone with a more engaged learning experience that draws us in.”

Staff members at the Chattanooga Zoo are similarly excited to offer this unique, educational medium to visitors, officials said. Zoo CEO Darde Long notes, “This is just one more way we can enhance the Zoo guests’ experience while providing innovative learning opportunities for students at UTC.”

Fall for the Animals Day will take place Saturday from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. at the Chattanooga Zoo. This event is free with Zoo admission. For more information, visit the Zoo website at www.chattzoo.org.


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