Here is how the project went:
We made about 60 edible necklaces of dried fruit and cheerios. These were sent to Freedom for Great Apes sanctuary in Bend. Oregon. They sent us some wonderful pictures of the Chimps enjoying our treats.
Through this project I/we learned:
We were able to learn about how Chimpanzees are exploited and that they are not ever meant to be pets. They are amazing wild animals that have their own lives. We were able to study the individual Chimps at the sanctuary, discovering that they each have their own personalities and own tragic stories.
What I/we might change:
This year the Covid19 shut down of school interfered with us making more necklaces.
My/our favorite part of this project was:
A favorite part of the project was seeing the members work together and cooperate with making necklaces. Also, many of them have never tasted figs and dates, which many of them really liked.
Some tips, tricks or fun facts about the project:
It is extremely important that anyone making food for Chimpanzees practice good hygiene, especially washing hands. Chimps are over 98% the same as us and can get sick from the same things that make us sick.