Since people seemed to enjoy the Virtual Exhibit Design Fair and the opportunity to judge a few exhibits, even if they were unable to attend in person, we're trying it again this year. We've made some changes. Most notably, there are now several informational slides at the beginning of the presentation. If you would like, you can skip these when judging and head to the end of the presentation (usually around slide 12 or so) to get straight to the exhibit. The informational slides are there to give you some background information on animals that you might not know as much about, like Turacos and Sunbears!
In theory, each presentation has the following elements:
- Informational Slides
- A floorplan of the exhibit so you can see which spaces are keeper/guest/exhibit in case it isn't obvious
- Several pictures showing the different areas of the enclosure
- A video tour of the exhibit. They are supposed to be narrated, so you'll want sound up if you can! We were struggling getting videos to upload this morning, so many do not have videos. I apologize. We're working on figuring it out!
- A slide with large (hopefully legible) version of the informational sign that is placed in the guest area of the exhibit
- A slide highlighting an enrichment item that should be included for their animal
Some presentations may be missing one or more of these elements. Please just mark them as absent on your judging form and continue on. If you decide you don't want to judge one because it's missing too much info, that's completely fine, just close it and move to the next.
As I get results, I will try to go in periodically and update the listings, so each exhibit label will be followed by asterisks indicating how many times it has been evaluated. (ie - one asterisk * means it has been judged one time.) Please try to prioritize exhibits that have no/less asterisks so we can try to get an even distribution of evaluations.
After the fair closes, I will send a very short survey out to those of you who participated in the Virtual Fair to get some feedback on what you liked/didn't like, what you liked better last year, if you have any suggestions for whether we should continue doing it next year and how we might improve it if we do.
THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! We appreciate everything you do for the class!