October through December, 2009

Brooklyn , NY – Exciting educational adventures await you and your family. Meet some of our incredible animals!
To make a reservation, please call 718-399-7321.

Barnyard Bonanza
Experience the farm without leaving the city! Children will feed Aggie the cow and her barnyard companions, learn about farm life while making butter, and put hand to feather when they meet a chicken in the Zoo classroom.

Ages: 3 6 years
Date: Wednesday, October 7th, 2009
Time: 11–12pm
Fee: $15/ child and adult (members) $20/ child and adult (non-members)

Talkin’ Turkey
Gobble, Wattle, Snood! Children will visit the Zoo’s turkeys, learn all about these feathered friends, and make a take-home craft!

Ages: 3 6 years
Date: Wednesday, November 18th, 2009
Time: 11–12pm
Fee: $15/ child and adult (members) $20/ child and adult (non members)

Keeping up with Keepers
Roll up your sleeves and help the keepers care for the animals. Join us behind the scenes to find out what a keeper’s job entails.

Ages: 7 10 years
Dates & Times: Sea Lion:  Sunday, October 4th, 1–2pm; Meerkats: Saturday, November 7th, 11–12pm
Fee: $15/ child and adult (members) $20/ child and adult (non-members)

All about Owls
Delve into the winged world of owls! Children will learn how to use field guides to identify these amazing birds, meet a special guest in the Zoo classroom, and will get their hands dirty discovering an owl’s wild diet by dissecting owl pellets.

Ages: 7 10 years
Date: Saturday, December 5th, 2009
Time: 11
12 pm
Fee: $15/ child and adult (members) $20/ child and adult (non-members)

Contact: Fran Hackett, 718-265-3428

Prospect Park Zoo – Open every day of the year. Admission is $7 for adults, $4 for seniors 65 and older, $3 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 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.

The Wildlife Conservation Society saves wildlife and wild places worldwide.  We do so through science, global conservation, education and the management of the world's largest system of urban wildlife parks, led by the flagship Bronx Zoo.  Together these activities change attitudes towards nature and help people imagine wildlife and humans living in harmony.  WCS is committed to this mission because it is essential to the integrity of life on Earth.

Special Note to the Media: If you would like to guide your readers or viewers to a web link where they can make donations in support of helping save wildlife and wild places, please direct them to: www.wcs.org/donation