Make your own necklace at the Zoo to benefit Uganda

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Make your own necklace at the Zoo to benefit Uganda

 


This summer, Blank Park Zoo will be opening a necklace-making station in conjunction with our new African exhibit. Families will be able to assemble a necklace using the handmade recycled paper beads from the Chimpanzee Sanctuary and Wildlife Conservation Trus
t project in Uganda while learning about sustainable livelihoods and conservation.

We recently received these photos of the women's group in Uganda making these beads. Blank Park Zoo's support is a huge boom for their local economy and furthers conservation efforts by providing these families with a sustainable income, instead of extracting rare natural resources from the environment.

Please stop by and make your very own necklace when it opens!



 

 

May 6, 2013 11:23 AM |Add a comment |Comments (3)
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We went to the zoo on Mother's Day and enjoyed seeing the beads and picking out some beads to take home and make our own bracelets. There also are some beautiful necklaces in the gift shop made from the beads. I purchased one of those to remember my day with my whole family and 2 grandchildren. Thank you Blank Park Zoo for bringing this opportunity to our community.

Nancy | ndent00@yahoo.com | May 13, 2013 7:50 AM
Veronica, weather pending it should be open this weekend!

Blank Park Zoo | May 8, 2013 11:03 AM
When will this be open?

Veronica | May 8, 2013 9:28 AM
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