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Internships, zoo school, family programs at Binghamton Zoo

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The Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park is offering fun and educational programs to the community including zoo school, internships and Frogwatch USA. 

Spring Break Zoo School:

Zoo school is a fun and education opportunity for kids. Spring Break Zoo School will happen during the Binghamton City School District’s spring break from April 2 to April 6. Kids will learn about animals that spend time bumming the beaches, navigating winding rivers and flying through tropical rainforests, all without leaving town. They will also see animals at the zoo, play games, make crafts to bring home, meet new friends and learn.

Spring Break Zoo School will be split into two sections, April 2 and 3 will be for children aged 5 to 7, who are currently in school. April 4 to 6 will be for youth aged 8 to 13. Zoo School will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a supervised lunch break. On April 2 and 3, children can also be registered for half day sessions, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., with each session featuring different activities.

Registration is required and can be done online or by calling the Education Department at (607) 724-5461 x 235. People who would like more information can contact Ian Jensen at ijensen@rossparkzoo.com.

Summer Internships:

The Binghamton Zoo is also offering three summer internships to qualified college-aged students. If you are working towards a degree and are interested in education, marketing, or animal care, look online to find the internship that best suits your education and interest. Summer internships will run from May to August 2018. Applications to these internships are available on the Binghamton Zoo website under the “Get Involved” tab > “Employment Opportunities”. These are unpaid internships.

For more information on internships at the Binghamton Zoo, please contact Rachel Davenport at rdavenport@rossparkzoo.com or (607) 724-5461 x 231.

Frogwatch USA:

The Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park is now an official chapter of FrogWatch USA. FrogWatch USA is AZA's citizen science program and provides individuals, groups, and families opportunities to learn about wetlands in their communities by reporting on the calls of local frogs and toads.

You do not have to be a frog or toad expert to be a FrogWatch USA volunteer. Join the local chapter and attend a volunteer training session to find out which frogs and toads are in the area and when each can be heard calling. You'll learn to identify species by call, locate and register a wetland site, and collect and submit observations to the nationwide dataset.

Spring training sessions will on March 11 or March 24 (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.) to get involved. Contact Jackie to register for this free session at jpeeler@rossparkzoo.com or (607) 724-5461 x 223.

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