Family-Friendly Activities Offered Daily this Summer At the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo

Brooklyn, N.Y. – August 15, 2014 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo is offering ongoing family-friendly activities throughout the summer.

“Inside Scoop Mondays” include presentations by zoo educators about animals in the zoo. Each week features different animals.
(Mondays, 12 to 3 p.m.)

“Storytelling Tuesdays” feature animal stories and puppet fun in the Amazing Animals building.
(Tuesdays, 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 2 to 4 p.m.)

“Wild Art Wednesdays” include animal-themed crafts.
(Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 2 to 4 p.m.)

“Games on Thursdays” feature animal-themed games, scavenger hunts, and more.
(Thursdays, 11:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 4 p.m.)

“Animal Enrichment Fridays” offer presentations by the zoo’s Discovery Guides who discuss enrichment programs that keep the animals physically and mentally active and healthy. Each week focuses on different areas of the zoo.
(Fridays, 12 and 3 p.m.)

“Highlight Tours” are available on weekends. These tours highlight select areas of the zoo starting at 1:30 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday. Volunteer educators are on hand for “Meet a Docent” chats every Saturday and Sunday at 12:30 and 2:30 p.m.

For more information, please visit www.prospectparkzoo.com

CONTACT:
Barbara Russo – 718-265-3428; brusso@wcs.org


The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo – $8 for adults, $6 for seniors 65 and older, $5 for kids 3-12, free for children under 3. Zoo hours are 10 A.M. to 5 P.M. weekdays, and to 5:30 P.M. on weekends and holidays, April through October. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. November through March. The Prospect Park Zoo is located at 450 Flatbush Avenue in Prospect Park, Brooklyn. For further information, call 718-399-7339 or visit www.prospectparkzoo.com.

Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)
MISSION:
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; follow: @theWCS.

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