Monday, August 12, 2013

Feces Save Species

Last December (here) we introduced you to Amanda Berlinski and her 'Eureka' moment as she worked with Museum Explorer to develop the concept for the Lincoln Park Zoo POOP cart. Well that A-Ha moment has turned into a reality and to the delight of hundreds of visitors to the Zoo.
The cart, now called Feces Save Species, helps visitors learn why its so important for scientists working at the Zoo to roll up their sleeves and sink their hands into piles of crap every single day--dung of every size, shape and weight. By examining what comes out of the 'business end' of animals, Zoo scientists can monitor their health. They observe it, identify it, process it and analyze it!  WOW what a load of work!

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