Can Do project wins silver award from British and Irish association of zoos and aquariums
Leonard Cheshire has been selected for a Silver Award by The British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) for their Can Do programme with The Zoological Society of London.
The partnership delivered two projects with young disabled people.
The first, in April 2019, featured Can Doers from Lambeth College, the Camden Society and Roots and Shoots working collaboratively with the ZSL London Zoo’s design, marketing and interpretation team to create an inclusive and interactive Snowdon Aviary exhibit.
Project components included nature trail development and exploration, design workshops, interactive design implementation sessions, presentations, animal experience visits and learning resource development for ZSL London Zoo guests and visitors.
Mustafa, a student at Lambeth College said:
“I planned the trail map. I took pictures and videos of the animals and I learned more about marketing and advertising and how to grab people’s attention. I also made a poster and presented it with confidence.”
On the second project in August 2019, Can Doers recruited from the Royal Institute of the Blind and the Royal Society for Blind Children worked collaboratively with the ZSL London Zoo to create an inclusive and interactive experience at the Zoo for individuals who are blind or partially sighted.
Project components included tactile map development and exploration, digital, marketing and interpretation workshops, conservation presentations, animal experience visits and learning resource development for London Zoo guests and visitors.
Commenting on the award, Pete Donnelly, Programme Manager – Can Do, said:
“This award is testament to our team and the young people who benefitted from it. Carrie Tse was instrumental in setting it up and Cicely Taylor carried the torch through a memorable project that inspired everyone who participated in it.”
For further information, please contact Jon Sim in the Leonard Cheshire press office on email@example.com or 07845 773 370.
The British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) is the professional body representing the best zoos and aquariums. They have more than 100 members who they support in a commitment to conservation, education and research.
Today, almost all significant zoos and aquariums are members of BIAZA, which is their coordinating and representative voice.