Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo Opens Registration for Spring Teen Program

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Flushing, N.Y. –– March 13, 2014 --
The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo has announced registration for its Spring Teen Program on weekends in March and April 2014.

The Spring Teen Program gives teens ages 13 to 17 an in-depth look at a variety of zoo careers. Participants will work with zookeepers, conduct animal behavior studies, learn about urban ecology, and more.

Dates: Sundays, March 16, 23, 30, April 6, 13 and 27

Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Fee: $450 WCS members; $500 nonmembers

For more information or to apply, visit www.queenszoo.com or call 718-271-1500.

The Wildlife Conservation Society’s other facilities – the Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, and New York Aquarium – have a variety of programs lined up for the 2014 spring and summer season. More information can be found at www.wcs.org.

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.wcs.org.

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; follow: @theWCS.

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