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Education as a Bridge Between Communities

by The Tisch Family Zoological Gardens, the Biblical Zoo in Jerusalem
Education as a Bridge Between Communities
Education as a Bridge Between Communities
Education as a Bridge Between Communities
Education as a Bridge Between Communities
Education as a Bridge Between Communities
Education as a Bridge Between Communities
Education as a Bridge Between Communities
Education as a Bridge Between Communities
Education as a Bridge Between Communities
Education as a Bridge Between Communities
Education as a Bridge Between Communities
Education as a Bridge Between Communities
Education as a Bridge Between Communities
Education as a Bridge Between Communities
Education as a Bridge Between Communities
Education as a Bridge Between Communities
Education as a Bridge Between Communities
Education as a Bridge Between Communities
Education as a Bridge Between Communities
Education as a Bridge Between Communities
Education as a Bridge Between Communities
Education as a Bridge Between Communities
Education as a Bridge Between Communities
Education as a Bridge Between Communities
Education as a Bridge Between Communities
Education as a Bridge Between Communities
Education as a Bridge Between Communities
Education as a Bridge Between Communities
Education as a Bridge Between Communities
Education as a Bridge Between Communities
Education as a Bridge Between Communities
Education as a Bridge Between Communities
Education as a Bridge Between Communities
Education as a Bridge Between Communities
Education as a Bridge Between Communities
Education as a Bridge Between Communities
Education as a Bridge Between Communities
Education as a Bridge Between Communities
Education as a Bridge Between Communities
Education as a Bridge Between Communities
Education as a Bridge Between Communities
Education as a Bridge Between Communities
Education as a Bridge Between Communities
Education as a Bridge Between Communities
Education as a Bridge Between Communities
Education as a Bridge Between Communities
Education as a Bridge Between Communities
Education as a Bridge Between Communities
Education as a Bridge Between Communities
Education as a Bridge Between Communities
Education as a Bridge Between Communities
Education as a Bridge Between Communities
Education as a Bridge Between Communities

The Arab Language Education Program continues to be one of the most significant educational programs at the Zoo, and the main program out of all the Zoo's departments that is targeted to the local Arabic-speaking population.

Overall 18,525 children in groups from the Arab-speaking population visited the Zoo in the past academic year.

Of this number, 14,649 enjoyed guided educational visits in a total of 556 groups (one guide per group).

Participants come from a range of population groups including Muslim, Bedouin, Christian and Druze institutions. Geographically, a majority come from the greater Jerusalem area including Abu Ghosh, Bethlehem, Ramallah, Hebron but there are also groups who travel all the way to the Zoo from the north (usually Druze) and the south (Bedouin) of the country.

This year the team consisted of 13 guides, all of whom attended the annual zoo guides refresher course, as well as a number of other training courses throughout the year. Many guides work or volunteer in other sections of the Zoo or as field guides working at the educations stations on busy days.

We are now gearing up for the next "busy week" ahead of us with the Jewish Succot holidays.

With warm wishes, 

Rachael and the Education Team

Visiting the new Orangutan Exhibit
Visiting the new Orangutan Exhibit

Greetings from Jerusalem.

Another busy summer is in full swing.

In May, we had many visitors for the holiday of Eid Al Fitr and the festival of Shavout, which came one directly after the other this year.

Last week, the Zoo's popular summer day camp program commenced with the highest number of enrolments ever and many other summer camp groups from all sectors of the community are enjoying days at the Zoo as part of their programming.

One of the most popular attractions at the Zoo in the summer months is our night tours. This year we are running a number of different tours such as "Good Night Giraffes," "Sunset with the Elephants," "Young Vets Tour" and the very special "Sleepover at the Zoo" where participants camp in tents by the Ellen Barnett Lake and get up early to join the morning activities that go on behind the scenes before the Zoo opens its gates to the public.

As usual, the Zoo has organized a range of special activities for the summer holidays including special information booths (in two languages: Hebrew and Arabic) at various locations which provide interesting facts and hands-on activities for visitors; music concerts for all the family as well as additional feeding sessions at the animal exhibits.

One of the highlights of this year's music series will be a Tribute to Queen concert.

Have a safe Summer,

Rachael and the Zoo Team

Summer Activities
Summer Activities
Visiting Druze schoolchildren
Visiting Druze schoolchildren
Diverse visitors attend special zoo activities
Diverse visitors attend special zoo activities

Hello Jerusalem Biblical Zoo supporters!

Spring came to Jerusalem in a blaze of color this year! As the rainy weather gradually subsided and the sun came out, we scheduled more outdoor special educational activities at the Zoo.

On January 25th hundreds of visitors attended our annual arbor day activities. Fun tree planting activities for the whole family teach our visitors about the importance of trees and sustainable development of our resources.

On April 9th, there were national elections in Israel which meant that the schools and workplaces closed for a public holiday. We encouraged visitors to join us for a special “election” at the Zoo. Visitors could vote for their favorite animals and learn more about them at the same time.

This week we are gearing up for Spring break activities during the Passover vacation which will include nature conservation workshops, keeper talks and presentations and educational animal training and feeding sessions.

Thank you for being a part of our efforts to educate our community in an atmosphere of inclusion and tolerance.

The Education Team at the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo

Children learn more about animals
Children learn more about animals
The elephants vote for themselves!
The elephants vote for themselves!
Arbor Day Activities
Arbor Day Activities

Hello Jerusalem Biblical Zoo supporters!

During the winter months, our regular programming runs as reported in our last communication to you.

In addition, we encourage families to visit the Zoo on weekends for special activities that are both fun and educational. These include animal feedings and trainings – animal training in zoos is a method whereby animals are acclimated to obeying various commands so that keepers and veterinary staff are able to conduct non-invasive health examinations without the need to use potentially dangerous anaesthetic – as well as musical performances and photography exhibitions.

We are currently preparing for our next big educational event that is scheduled for January 25th – our annual arbor day activities. Fun tree planting activities for the whole family teach our visitors about the importance of trees and sustainable development of our resources.

Thank you for being a part of our efforts to educate our community in an atmosphere of inclusion and tolerance.

The Education Team at the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo

Weekend Educational Activities at the Zoo
Weekend Educational Activities at the Zoo
A family votes for their favorite animal
A family votes for their favorite animal

Hello Jerusalem Biblical Zoo supporters!

Since we last reported to you about our busy and fruitful summer holiday period, the new school year has begun and this means that all of our regular education programming has reopened for the 2018/2019 school year.

This programming includes the Animal Assisted Therapy Program for children and adults with special needs; the Gifted Students’ Program; the Youth Patrol Teen Volunteer Program; the Arabic Language Program; the Ultra Orthodox Community Program; After School Programs for School Students; and much more.

In addition, this week we had a countrywide municipal election day and so we ran special voting activities at the Zoo – where visitors could vote for their favorite animals. This was a fun and educational activity for the whole family as the voting was set up exactly as it is at the regular polls!

We have also ran a photography contest recently with the entries exhibited in our visitor center. 

Thank you for being a part of our efforts to educate our community in an atmosphere of inclusion and tolerance.

The Education Team at the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo

Educating visitors about democracy and animals
Educating visitors about democracy and animals
Photography contest held at the Zoo
Photography contest held at the Zoo
 

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The Tisch Family Zoological Gardens, the Biblical Zoo in Jerusalem

Location: Jerusalem, Israel - Israel
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Nicole Wexler
Jerusalem, Israel
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