Folkmanis® Puppets in the Community
The Brevard Zoo - Melbourne, Florida
The Brevard Zoo in Melbourne Florida is committed to conservation and research projects throughout the globe. As a part of their commitment, the Brevard Zoo has developed sixteen environmental teaching suitcases for a wide variety of projects, see list below. The suitcases are used in community schools, villages and wildlife sanctuaries. The puppets created by Folkmanis are an integral part of each suitcase. Currently the Brevard Zoo is creating three additional suitcases for ape sanctuaries in Africa. If you would like more information about ape sanctuaries and the bushmeat crisis please see the following website: www.bushmeat.org.
Environmental Education Suitcases Developed for In Situ Projects:
- Kakamega Environmental Education Program: Kenya
- Forestry Project: Dominica
- Cheetah Conservation Fund: Namibia, Botswana, Kenya
- Club Ebobo: Republic of Congo
- Limbe Wildlife Centre: Cameroon
- CERCOPAN Primate Center: Nigeria
- Lolo ya Bonobo Sanctuary: Democratic Republic of Congo
- Sea Turtle Preservation Society: Brevard County Florida
- USFWS/Carr Refuge: Florida
- Peruvian Centre for Cetacean Research: Peru
- Snare Removal Project: Zimbabwe
For further information see: www.brevardzoo.org or www.colszoo.org.