Display at Cape May Zoo, Cape May Court House, NJ CLUES GURU surpasses standard zoological tags....
as it builds on displays and signage already in place. CLUES GURU recordings appeal to multi-generational audiences. Several tags can be installed in a display to engage Spanish speaking or foreign visitors. Young guests could be asked to observe animal traits as the zookeeper would. They can count how many of a species they see, or they may listen to the zookeeper explain what an animal eats for breakfast. More mature visitors can be advised on how to support conservation efforts and become more involved with animals of interest at local and global levels.
Plant specimens in a zoological park may be tagged, too, to give information about indigenous trees and plants, life cycles, origins, needs, and animals that depend on that species.
Scavenger hunts can be developed for children, which could inspire them to keep track of each habitat they visit and tags they access. CLUES GURU tags heighten the already exciting environment of a zoo when guests can listen, look and learn on their interactive tour.
Do you remember ZooKeys and Talking Storybooks from the 1950's? They were revived in the 90's to great fanfare at the Philadelphia Zoo.
The Philadelphia Zoo saw a huge increase in subscriptions when they re-launched their ZooKey campaign. In 2017, the Cleveland Zoo and Sacramento Zoo revived talking story book technology, which utilizes ZooKeys.
* CLUES GURU tags appeal to a diverse audience, young/old and non-native speakers. *The tags eliminate the need for hardware and installation, which require maintenance. * No plastic keys to manufacture means saving our resources. * There's no risk of plastic keys and lanyards being accidentally ingested by animals. * CLUES GURU tags are inexpensive to produce. * Recordings may be easily changed as needed. * QR Code technology is a high impact, cost effective way to tell a zoo's stories.