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In the American Zoo and Aquarium Association award-winning Be A Bird, children run their arms along a rail as they walk and learn how birds "swim" through the air.

This was the first exhibit extensively tested in the formative stage. The zoo wanted to be sure that it didn't compete with the animals: we found that visitors actually spend more time observing the birds after doing or watching the activity.

The birds—are they worth remembering?
Is flight a wonder and one wing-tip a space marvel?
When will man know what birds know?

                                 Carl Sandburg