Schools all over the world are severely lacking in quality humane education resources both online and in-person so we now have over 10 million students suffering from poor mental health. Simultaneously, we are experiencing the 5th mass species extinction on Earth and Zoos are falling way short on their core purpose to entertain and educate the public on how to conserve these wildlife populations.
However, over 10,000 of these zoos already have education programs in place and schools all over the world need affordable and easily implemented systems that encourage empathy, compassion and improve mental health. Animal education has been proven to be more effective in these areas than any other method for students K-12.
Zooster connects these zoo education programs to classrooms, regardless of their economic standing, through live virtual animal interactions. This enables our zoo partners to fulfill their purpose to conserve the natural world for future generations by providing the educational entertainment that we know can increase the overall well being of our students.
My partner and I have over 20 years of combined experience in animal education, zoo policy, marketing and strategic operations. Multiple zoos and school boards - including the Phoenix Zoo and the Paradise Valley Unified School District are awaiting a prototype.
We need tech development in order to deliver it to them by Fall 2021 as well as the capital to enable us to devote our time to build more of these relationships. Help us connect with zoos around the globe fulfill their purpose in order to create a happier, healthier world for all of its inhabitants.