The Virginia Zoo will be hosting these new traveling exhibits

The graphic for one of three of the themed exhibits. (Southside Daily Photo/courtesy of the Virginia Zoo)
The graphic for one of three of the themed exhibits. (Southside Daily Photo/courtesy of the Virginia Zoo)

NORFOLK — In a partnership with the Paly Foundation, the Virginia Zoo will showcase three nature and conservation-themed education centers through February 2019.

The displays consist of vinyl panels that feature infographics and stimulating facts, while corresponding educational guides can allow visitors of all ages to engage through activities, games and exercises, according to a news release from the zoo.

The Paly Foundation provides these free education guides to support institutions that highlight the importance of conserving and protecting diverse natural habitats and wildlife populations, which correlates to both the Paly Foundation’s and Virginia Zoo’s missions.

“We are always pleased to work with other organizations whose mission relates to ours,” said Greg Bockheim, Virginia Zoo’s executive director. “We will never stop encouraging the public to become environmental stewards. Through the use of these displays, not only are we fulfilling our mission but providing guests a new opportunity for education and conservation.”

The three topics selected for the Virginia Zoo include Tiger! Tiger!, Diary of a Hammerhead, and The Rhinoceros and the Pangolin: A Story of Two Strange Creatures Who Share a Secret.

The exhibits are available for viewing now and will be on display until February.

The exhibits are free to view with regular Zoo admission.

For more information, visit here.

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