Holloman49ers Animal Allies Project
Based on a TripAdvisor search, one of the top 10 things to do in Alamogordo, New Mexico, is visit the Alameda Park Zoo. Founded in 1898, this zoo is “the oldest zoo in the Southwest." We are proud that our small community has this zoo, and we have all enjoyed many fun experiences there. However, the animal information signs are small, hard to read, and old. We wanted to learn so much more about the animals. So, we came up with a solution to update the information and engage learners, like ourselves, without the cost of buying new signs. Since most of us carry our phones and other devices with us all of the time, we thought that it would be a good idea to give them an educational purpose at our zoo. We decided to bring the zoo into the 21st century by creating a webpage for each of the animals on exhibit with current information and pictures, which can be reached by utilizing QR codes.