Free family workshop about animals and nature

Sundays, Nov. 2014 through April 2015

Brooklyn, N.Y. – Sept. 9, 2014 –
The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo will hold Nature Playtime workshops on Sundays, Nov. 2014 through April 2015, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

These weekly workshops will be outside the zoo’s native plant garden and are designed to help families explore nature through play. Activities include making nature-inspired art, insect observation, playing with snow, and more. Participants will also receive a nature play activity guide to Prospect Park, focusing on areas such as the Zucker Natural Exploration Area that is located near the zoo.

Nature Playtime activities are led by zoo educators, with the support of trained teen Discovery Guides. Some activities are designed for families to do on their own including creation of scavenger hunts for future zoo visits and sketching zoo animals.

Nature Playtime is free with admission to the Prospect Park Zoo. It is a partnership with the Prospect Park Zoo, Tinkergarten, and the Prospect Park Alliance. The program is funded by the Walt Disney Conservation Fund.

WHAT: Nature Playtime activities

WHERE: WCS’s Prospect Park Zoo (activity location posted at gates)

WHEN: Sundays, Nov. 2014 through April 2015
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Barbara Russo – 718-265-3428;
Max Pulsinelli – 718-220-5182;
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

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:;; Follow: @thewcs.

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