Clarke's Listening Walk at the Zoo
At Clarke’s Listening Walk, children who are deaf or hard of hearing use their listening skills to discover unique sounds throughout the zoo, like the honk of a flamingo or the squeak of a bat. Clarke’s educational materials and vivid signage—developed in collaboration with the Zoo—help the children learn about animals, and their distinct sounds. Each child carries a Listening Walk Passport to keep track of the Listening Stops they’ve visited. The professionally-designed Passport is a special keepsake from the event and will feature recognition of sponsors and advertisers. Clarke’s Listening Walk at the Zoo is designed to be fun and educational for children, and to draw public attention to the fact that children who are deaf or hard of hearing can listen and talk. Families and community groups also come together for the event, forming teams and competing to raise funds to help Clarke reach more children with hearing loss.