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Exhibit Design

  1. 1. Prairie Tails<br />Project Proposal<br />presented by<br />Monae Verbeke<br />
  2. 2. Background Information<br />Monae Verbeke<br />Interests: Behavior & Enrichment<br />Career Goal: Still Not 100% Positive<br />Would like to work in a zoo setting; working in enrichment of animals or people (enriching experiences/knowledge)<br />Dream Job: NO CLUE!!<br />
  3. 3. Animal Overview<br />Black-Footed Ferret (Mustelanigripes)<br /><ul><li> Only 18 ferrets left in 1986.
  4. 4. Current Conservation Program in Place to Re-establish the Species.
  5. 5. Highly Dependent on Prairie Dogs.
  6. 6. Prairie Dogs Make-Up 90% of Black-Footed Ferret
  7. 7. Black-Footed Ferrets Require Prairie Dogs for Diet</li></ul>http://www.kdwp.state.ks.us/var/news/storage/images/other_services/threatened_and_endangered_species/threatened_and_endangered_species/species_images/black_footed_ferret/16283-3-eng-US/black_footed_ferret_imagelarge.jpg<br />
  8. 8. Conservation Overview<br /><ul><li> Plague
  9. 9. Destruction of Prairie Dog Towns
  10. 10. Prairie Dog Decrease
  11. 11. Over Use of Habitat</li></li></ul><li>Audience Overview<br />Ages 3 to 10<br />Activates will be centered around educational experiences and will be FUN!! <br />All needs will be met.<br />
  12. 12. Exhibit Overview<br />Prairie Tails<br /><ul><li> Location: Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo
  13. 13. Immersive Children’s Exhibit
  14. 14. Increase Awareness of the Black-Footed Ferret</li></li></ul><li>Key Messages<br /><ul><li> Think About the Importance of the American Ecosystem
  15. 15. Feel a Connection to the American Prairie Homeland
  16. 16. Do Take Part in American Conservation Projects</li></li></ul><li>Exhibit Features<br /><ul><li>Exhibit size: Large Homestead Building 500ft x 700ft
  17. 17. Audience capacity: Maximum 150 people at a time
  18. 18. Environment/Habitat: Prairie Lanscape
  19. 19. Number of animals: 10 ferrets & 10 prairie dogs plus other species.
  20. 20. Audience flow: Enter/Exit Through Large Front Doors
  21. 21. Education Spaces: The Round-Up and Education Classroom
  22. 22. Amenities: Café, Gift Shop, Restrooms</li></li></ul><li>Education/Programming<br /><ul><li>Keeper Presentations 3 times a Day
  23. 23. Keeper/Intern Posted All Day Somewhere within Exhibit
  24. 24. Feeding of Animals will Occur Everyday After 11 a.m.
  25. 25. Trained Animals will be available for Hands-On Experience
  26. 26. Multiple Take-Home Activities</li></li></ul><li>Floor Plan<br />
  27. 27. Entry Experience<br /><ul><li> Expansive Prairie Landscape
  28. 28. Open Floor Plan
  29. 29. Bright Colors
  30. 30. Greeted by Freddy the Ferret
  31. 31. Stroller Parking to Each Side of the Entrance</li></li></ul><li>Exhibit #1<br />
  32. 32. Exhibit #2<br />
  33. 33. Exhibit #3<br />Round-Up Playground & Presentation Zone<br />
  34. 34. Exhibit #4<br />
  35. 35. Exit Experience<br /><ul><li>View Prairie Dog & Ferret Towns Outside
  36. 36. Relax on Porch Swings
  37. 37. Stop in at the Outpost Gift Shop</li>

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