Zoo to Host FREE Families4Nature Outdoor Play Day
Location: Outside the Zoo Education Center
600 Franke Park Drive, 46808
Date: Saturday, May 14
Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Families are encouraged to get outside and play together on Saturday, May 14 as the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo hosts its first ever Familes4Nature Play Day from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Familes4Nature Play Day, which is part of a yearlong collaborative effort with IPFW’s Environmental Resources Center and Little River Wetlands Project, is an outdoor event that encourages an active connection with nature. Familes4Nature Play Day is free and open to the public.
“We’re encouraging kids to dig in the dirt and explore nature,” says Kristin Tetzlaff, Education Manager for the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, “They might get a little messy, and we think that’s a good thing.”
The yearlong Families4Nature effort also includes a Nature Passport that can be turned in for a free child’s zoo admission ticket and prize. Families can fill out the Nature Passport by completing simple outdoor activities such as taking walks or collecting leaves, or by attending events at the three partner locations.
Kids who already have a Nature Passport are encouraged to bring it to the event on May 14. The Nature Passport is available at the zoo and online at http://kidszoo.org/conservation/you-can-help/ .
Families4Nature is funded in part by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums’ Disney Conservation Fund and the Prophet Sisters Foundation.