Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo Opens Registration for its Popular Early Education Program

“Little Hatchlings” is geared towards children ages 10 to 23 months

Register online at: www.queenszoo.com

Flushing, N.Y. ––Dec. 30, 2013 --
The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo has announced registration for its winter/spring 2014 Little Hatchlings program.

Little Hatchlings is an early education program for children ages 10 to 23 months with an adult. The program will provide a fun and engaging introduction to animals, nature, and the environment.

Participants will explore the zoo with their children and learn about animals through songs, arts-and-crafts, and guided visits to animal exhibits designed especially for toddlers. Each session is led by an early childhood education zoo instructor.

Available time slots are:

Wednesday Winter Series
Dates: Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12, 26, March 5, 12, 19

Session A: 10:15 to 11:15 a.m.
Session B: 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Wednesday Spring Series
Dates: March 26, April 2, 9, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28, June 4
Session A: 10:15-11:15am
Session B: 11:45am-12:45pm

Fees: WCS Members: $250; Non-members: $270 (For classes in one session)

For more information or to apply to this or other Queens Zoo education programs, visit www.queenszoo.com, or call 718-271-1500.

Barbara Russo – 718-265-3428;brusso@wcs.org
Max Pulsinelli – 718-220-5182; mpulsinelli@wcs.org
The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo – Open every day of the year. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors 65 and older, $5 for kids 3-12, free for children under 3. Zoo hours are 10am to 5pm weekdays, and 10am – 5:30pm weekends, April through October, and 10am – 4:30pm daily, November through April. The Queens Zoo is located at 53-51 111th Street in Flushing Meadow’s Corona Park in Queens. For further information, call 718-271-1500 or visit www.queenszoo.com.

Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)
WCS saves wildlife and wild places worldwide through science, conservation action, education, and inspiring people to value nature. VISION: WCS envisions a world where wildlife thrives in healthy lands and seas, valued by societies that embrace and benefit from the diversity and integrity of life on earth. To achieve our mission, WCS, based at the Bronx Zoo, harnesses the power of its Global Conservation Program in more than 60 nations and in all the world’s oceans and its five wildlife parks in New York City, visited by 4 million people annually. WCS combines its expertise in the field, zoos, and aquarium to achieve its conservation mission. Visit: www.wcs.org; facebook.com/TheWCS; youtube.com/user/WCSMedia; @theWCS.

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