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Saturday, July 9, 2106
151 Pulaski Road, Chepachet

Join us for this month’s hike and Family Nature Play Date. We’ll be learning about and trying to find some evidence of the beavers that live in and around Peck Pond. For those who wish to extend their outing, we will be walking about 1.5 miles together. We always love to go for a swim in Peck Pond afterwards. Lifeguards are on duty so bring your swim gear! Meet Jeanine next to the beach parking lot for tons of family fun.

And you can earn 5,000 points through the Zoo’s Nature Swap. Participants in the program bring in natural “found” items to collect points for swapping with items in their collection.

To earn 5,000 Nature Swap Quest Points you must:

  • Attend the FNPD in Pulaski Park on Saturday, July 9, at 11:00am.
  • Bring some sort of photographic/journal book evidence that you attended the FNPD to the Nature Swap in the RWPZoo’s Big Backyard children’s space. Nature Swap hours are 10:00am–2:00pm daily.

Nature Play Grant

For the second year in a row, the Roger Williams Park Zoo was one of the recipients of aNature Play grant, which was developed by the Children & Nature Network (C&NN) and the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) through a special gift from the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund. This grant allows us to offer free nature based play experiences in various parks, playgrounds, preserves, and other properties that are off zoo grounds–but easy to get to! Each FNPD includes a series of structured and unstructured activities focused on a particular wildlife theme and you’ll have tons of family fun–outside–for an hour or so. Each FNPD is also a Nature Swap “Quest” and allows participants to earn 5,000 bonus points in their accounts. Learn more about the Zoo’s Nature Swap here.

Click here for more information about Casimir Pulaski Memorial State Park, including directions.

Click here for a list of guidelines for hiking with kids.

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