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"Safe Streets, Healthy Kids": Arts At Large Feeds The Milwaukee County Zoo

Listen: Earlier this week, we heard how Arts At Large brought together Northern Irish teens from the Ulster Project and kids from the Green Bay Avenue school to help some Milwaukee-based moose get rid of some invasive species in their yard. Well, their good deeds for the animals of the Milwaukee County Zoo didn’t end there — after learning a bit about some animals from the zoo’s wonderful staff, they took on the task of enriching some environment.

At first blush, this might seem like a pretty standard art project — paper mache, balloon, goopy hands, and a finished product. However, they used a mixture of water and flour as their adhesive, which is animal-digestible. So, after the paper mache dries, the folks at the zoo stuff the shell with food, and feed it to their animals. Awesome! Listen, as the kids get messy and creative: see podcast below.

In a couple weeks, we’ll be featuring the Safe Haven theme of Mentorship — you can hear more from the Ulster Project and Green Bay Avenue School kids then!

You can learn more about the many programs administered by Arts At Large here , the incredibly interesting Ulster Project here , and finally, you can check out the Milwaukee County Zoo’s website .

Produced by: Adam Carr