Bronx Zoo Nature Club

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The Bronx Zoo invites you and your family to explore and play outside with our Nature Club programs. Join us for a morning of exploration at a free Nature Club meetup or Family Event at the zoo. Take a walk on the wild side with our Wild Adventure Camps and Nature Girls program. Your Nature Play begins at our zoo!



Club de Naturaleza (Bilingual Nature Club)

Join us on a quest discover local wildlife through exploration and play on the Mitsubishi Riverwalk. Club de Naturaleza membership is free, thanks to a grant from the Children & Nature Network.

Únase a nosotros en una búsqueda para descubrir la fauna local a través de la exploración y el juego en la Mitsubishi Riverwalk. La membresía al Club de Naturaleza es gratuita, gracias a una subvención de la Red de Niños y Naturaleza y la Asociación de Zoológicos y Acuarios.

Date: First Saturday of the month, 8/5/2017-5/5/2018
Time: Saturday, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Ages: All ages welcome

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Bronx Zoo Nature Club

Join us for free outdoor Meetups with the Bronx Zoo Nature Club! Each month we connecting families to the natural world through exploration and play at the Zoo and in nearby parks. All ages.

Date: Second Saturday of the month, 10/14/2017-6/9/2018
Time: 10:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

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Bronx Zoo Nature Girls

Give your wild adventurer a chance to get muddy with like-minded girls at the Bronx Zoo Nature Girls program. Participants will receive a nature backpack to explore the Riverwalk and keep it to explore beyond the program.

Ages: 6-12
Dates: 9/16/2017, 10/21/2017 & 11/18/2017
Time: Saturday, 2-4 p.m.
Price: $55 members/$65 non-members

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Family Events in Nature Trek

We're planning a few special events throughout the season. Take a look at the schedule below and plan a visit around one (or more!) that suits you. Activities are available from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on the days specified. All ages welcome.

Build Animal Homes: 7/21/2017
World Elephant Day - Mud Play!: 8/12/2017
Nature Art: 8/23/2017
Water Play: 9/16/2017
Nature Share: 9/30/2017-
Build Fairy and Gnome Homes: 10/14/2017
Harvest Wonders: 10/28/2017

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Your Next Adventure...

Come visit the Mitsubishi Riverwalk

Located right here at the Bronx Zoo, the Mitsubishi Riverwalk is a perfect space for your family to explore this winter. The paved trail follows the Bronx River, offering scenic waterfall views, shady forest streams and ending with riverside spot perfect for and exploring. Keep your eyes peeled for local New York wildlife on the trail including chipmunks, cardinals, red tailed hawks, and even the famous Bronx River beavers, Jose and Justin Beaver. You may even see some fallen trees with characteristic teeth marks where our beavers have collected wood for their dams. The Riverwalk is free for all adventurers so grab your winter gear and come explore!

Location: Bronx Zoo, Riverwalk entrance is located through the Zoo Bronx River Parking Lot B.

Mass Transportation: Subway — 2 Train to Pelham Bay Parkway, BxM11 to Zoo Parking Lot B entrance.

Fees: $15 for Bronx Zoo Parking, No fee to enter site; You Might Want to Bring: Binoculars, bags for collecting nature treasures.

Suggested Outside Activity:

Build an animal home!

Choose a favorite stuffed or plastic animal to accompany you on an outdoor adventure. Think about what that animal might need in order to survive. Food? Water? Shelter? What kind of home might this animal like to live in? Collect sticks, leaves, and other treasures to build a comfortable home for your animal friend. While you are exploring, keep an eye out for other animal homes such as nests or burrows.

Want to share your adventures with us? Post your photos to Instagram using #bznatureclub. Follow us @bznatureclub to see what the Nature Club families are up to every month.

Family Resources:

To help inspire your own outdoor adventures…

family nature play e-guide for families

A Parents Guide to Nature Play


Questions?

Feel free to contact bznatureclub@wcs.org with any questions regarding the Bronx Zoo Nature Club!

Resources

Kids Unplugged - kidsunplugged.org

Tarrytown Family Nature Club - tarrynature.org

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