Registration Open for Fall/Winter Education Programs at Queens Zoo

Mini camps are among programs to choose from


Have breakfast with the zoo director and feed the birds

Register at:www.queenszoo.com

New York – Aug. 15, 2012 –The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo is now accepting registrations for the fall/winter 2012/13 season of educational programming.

A variety of programs are available for adults, families, and children of all ages.

The line-up of programming includes:

Toddler Time

Ages 2 & 3 with adult

Kids will meet a variety of furry, scaly, and feathered zoo animals in this six-session interactive program. Crafts and musical activities are part of the fun.

Available Sessions:

Saturday Series starting Sept. 12; 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. or 12 to 1:00 p.m

Friday Series starting Sept. 24; 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Wednesday series starting Nov. 7; 10 to 11:30 a.m. or 12 to 1:00 p.m.

Fee: $125, members; $150 non-members

Kinder Kritters

Ages 4 to 5 with adult

Preschoolers will enjoy this fun-filled six-session program that will include animal guest, keeper chats, and a scavenger hunt.

Available Session:

Saturday Series starting Sept. 22; 2 to 3:00 p.m.

Fee: $125 members; $150 non-members

Bug Superheroes!

Ages 7 to 10

Children will go on an insect hunt with staff urban ecologists to learn about many super-powered insects.

Available Session:

Saturday Sept. 29; 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Fee: $35, members; $40 non-members

Celebrate Urban Birds

Ages 7 to 10

Children will learn about the birds here at the zoo and then go on a scavenger hunt to find out about wild bird friends that often come to visit.

Available Session:

Saturday Nov. 4; 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Fee: $35 members; $40 non-members

Winter Wetland Ecology

Ages 7 to 10

Children will investigate the wetland environment, discovering what lies beneath the snow and ice of the zoo’s ponds. Encounters with our animals that call the wetlands their home is included.

Available Session:

Saturday: Jan. 27; 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Fee: $35 members; $40 non-members

Winter Zoo Camp

Ages 5 to 9

Children will discover the natural world around them in a two-day camp that includes a behind the scenes tour, arts and crafts, and exciting animal presentations.

Available Sessions:

Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 26-27; 10 to 3:00 p.m.

Fee: $125 members; $150 non-members

Mid-Winter Camp is also available.

Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 20-21; 10 to 3:00 p.m.

Fee: $125 members; $150 non-members

Breakfast with the Birds

Ages 18 and up

Have breakfast with Queens Zoo Director Dr. Scott Silver and help the keepers both feed the birds and conduct a morning census, in this unique opportunity to learn about birds and speak with the people that care for them.

Available Session:

Saturday Oct. 20; 9 to 10:30 a.m.

Fee: $65 members; $75 non-members

Please visit www.queenszoo.com for a complete listing of dates, prices, availability, and registration information.

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