Popular, hands-on Wood of Life exhibition visits Dublin Zoo!
Woodology and Zoology: Like-minded organisations come together to highlight important habitats
27th March 2010
Just Forests in association with Dublin Zoo are delighted to inform you that the Wood of Life - a hands-on, travelling exhibition on the importance of forests and wood - will be on display in the beautiful Tropical Bird House which is located in the Robert’s House just off the main lawn at Dublin Zoo for the month of April 2010.
“Dublin Zoo is a fitting venue for this exhibition considering the Zoo's own mission to protect and preserve the world’s biodiversity. It is all the more fitting as 2010 is the UN-designated International Year of Biodiversity,” according to Tom Roche of Just Forests, the organisers of the exhibition.
"Dublin Zoo is pleased to host this valuable exhibition showing the links between human well-being and preserving the quality of the environment. A big part of the role of a modern zoo is to educate people about our natural resources and how best to sustain them. This exhibition is a valuable education tool for any outing, a must see." says Claire Doyle of Dublin Zoo's Education Department.
The Wood of Life exhibition has something for everyone young and not so young so please do come along and discover the wonderful world of wood. Workshops for schools (primary, secondary and transition year) will be provided. Please book your slot as soon as possible on 01 474 8932 - no extra charge. Normal zoo admission rate applies. For more information on Dublin Zoo and Just Forests visit www.dublinzoo.ie and www.justforests.org
Just Forests receives funding from Irish Aid –Department of Foreign Affairs, Concern Worldwide and Trocaire to provide development education (DE) and education for sustainable development (ESD) projects which creates awareness of the ‘local and global’ impacts of trade in timber and wood-based products.
Coillte-the Irish Forestry Board, will also donate ten native Irish trees to every school that attends the Wood of Life exhibition.