Watertown, N.Y. (August 10, 2018)—The New York State Zoo at Thompson Park in conjunction with Cornell Cooperative Extension will host Jefferson County 4-H’s “Pollinator Investigators” series. Youth ages between 8-14 can sign up for two fun-filled days of hands- on activities centered around the Heather A. Freeman Butterfly House. Activities will include planting native pollinator gardens, constructing bee hotels and building hummingbird feeders. The series will help kids learn about the importance of pollination, as well as, the role that bees, butterflies, moths, bats, and hummingbirds play.
The 2-day workshop will be on August 14 and 16 from 2pm – 5pm at the Zoo. The event is free and open to youth ages 8-14. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. To register, please contact SueAnn Carroll at 315-788-8450 ext. 254 or .
About New York State Zoo at Thompson Park:
The Thompson Park Zoo is dedicated to providing natural world experiences that foster an appreciation of the Empire State’s ecosystems through conservation, education, scientific study, and responsible recreation. The 32-acre zoo is home to abundant threatened or endangered animals, including wolverines, bears, eagles, mountain lions and more. The zoo attracts 50,000 visitors per year, is supported by over 800 member households, and reaches 35,000 people through education programs. The Thompson Park Zoo continues to move forward inspiring conservation, education and family oriented programs. For more information, call (315) 782-6180, visit , or e-mail .