Friends and family cpr training
Friday, February 10th | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This course, led by members of the Glen Oaks Volunteer Ambulance Corps, teaches this AHA training the lifesaving skills of hands-only CPR and is for people who want to learn CPR but do not need a CPR course completion card to meet a job requirement.
This is ideal for new parents, grandparents, babysitters and others interested in learning how to save a life. Each student will receive a take home workbook for future reference. Free childcare provided. Light refreshments. Funds raised from this program will go towards children’s programming and animal care. Spots are limited.
Ages: Adults & children 14+ | $10 per person
Winter mystery science adventures - 3 class series
Tuesday, February 21st - Thursday, February 23rd | 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Using mysteries and science demonstrations children will be engaged in learning about where bugs go in the Winter, how polar animals survive the cold, and why is snow white. The afternoons will feature exciting group activities, interesting lab experiments, wacky winter literacy, winter themed games and crafts, animal meet and greet, and more! Children should bring a snack and bottled water each day.
Spots are limited.
Grades: 1st-3rd | $125 per child
I Want to Be a Vet
Wednesday, February 22nd | 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Aspiring veterinarians will enjoy learning about the many aspects of veterinary care. Veterinarians provide different medical care for different types of animals depending on their patients-zoo animals, farm animals or pets! Children will learn about the special needs of a variety of APEC’s Animal Ambassadors and observe them up-close.
Spots are limited.
Ages: 6-8, drop-off | $20 per child
Animal Care Trainee - February
Wednesday, February 22nd | 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Would you like to help us care for APEC’s animals? This program introduces children to the unique responsibility of being an animal caretaker. Participants will learn about the needs of our animal ambassadors, and gain hands-on experience in feeding, brushing, and cleaning them. They will also learn the first steps of researching and understanding what animal is best fit for lifestyle and family. Space is limited.
Ages: 8-10 | $32 per child
World frog appreciation day story hike
Monday, March 20th | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
We will celebrate frogs as children listen to stories about these important and amazing amphibians. Our story hikes are a way to exercise, hear stories and enjoy nature along the way. Spots are limited.
Grades: K-3rd (drop-off) | $20 per child
Unplugged nature club - all outdoors
Wednesdays, April 5th, 19th, & 26th | 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
Nature will be our classroom for this all outdoors program, featuring different topics each week. In a relaxed environment, children will learn in nature through exploration, literacy and games. Space is limited.
Ages: 6-9 | $72 per child (3-class series)
Vet Tech 101 - Intelligence
Tuesday, April 11th | 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Come join us for this Vet Tech class focusing on intelligence! Students will get to learn about different forms of intelligence, which animals are smarter than others, and the cognitive needs of our animal ambassadors. Students will also learn how to check to make sure the animals are receiving proper mental stimulation by giving them examinations. Our Vet Tech students will learn the ins and outs of keeping some of the most common pet animals in peak medical condition. Space is limited.
Ages: 9-12 | $32 per child
The environmental center is located in Alley Pond Park, surrounded by lush nature trails where visitors can enjoy NYC's natural landscapes. Guests are welcome to attend one of APEC's many nature oriented programs for all ages and visit the center's animal ambassadors. Please explore our website to learn more and register for programs.
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