Environment takes center stage at zoo
Roger Williams Park Zoo's annual Conservation Week and Earth Day celebrations are back again, offering families a host of fun environmentally-themed activities and presentations during Rhode Island's school vacation week, April 14 to 20.
Each day of Conservation Week will include upclose encounters with the zoo's education animals, presentations detailing select zoo animals and exhibits, an education station that will give an inside look at "How the Zoo Recycles," enrichment demonstrations where visitors can watch as select zoo animals receive novel food or play items and a "Year of the Frog" education station where kids can have fun with hands-on "froggy" activities while learning more about why frogs and other amphibians are quickly disappearing around the world.
The final events will be on Earth Day, April 20, and will include an environmental fair with displays, activities and giveaways from over 20 environmentally conscious organizations from around the state, including the Audubon Society of Rhode Island, Clean Water Action, Earthwatch Institute, Environmental Council of Rhode Island, Farm Fresh RI, Narragansett Bay Research Reserve, Save the Bay, University of Rhode Island Master Composters, and many more.
All activities run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Activities are free with regular zoo admission of $12 for adults, $8 for seniors (62+) and $6 for children ages three to 12. Children under three and zoo members are admitted free.