March 2019 Highlights at Roger Williams Park Zoo & Carousel VillageMarch 01, 2019
Endangered Species Youth Art Contest
Contest Opens March 1, 2019 | Deadline to Enter April 14, 2019
In celebration of Endangered Species Day (May 17, 2019) Roger Williams Park Zoo, co-sponsored by Jerry’s Artarama of Providence, is accepting art entries from local K-12 grade students and homeschoolers in the New England area depicting threatened/endangered species. Endangered Species Day is an opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of protecting endangered species, their habitats, and learn what we can do to help protect them. For complete details, contest guidelines and to submit your entry please visit rwpzoo.org.
Rock-A-Baby Concert – Rainforest Rock
Saturday, March 17| 10:30 – 11:15 AM
This exciting 45-minute concert specifically geared towards our youngest Zoo guests promises to be fun for the whole family! Shake, dance and sing along as we explore fun musical concepts, play games, and boogie down. Pre-registration is required.
Become a FrogWatcher! Training
Sunday, March 31 | 1:00 – 3:30 PM
FrogWatch trainings cover the importance of amphibians in the environment, how monitoring our local population helps to protect them, factors to consider in choosing a site to monitor, how to tell frog species apart by their calls and how to report findings to FrogWatch USA. Become a citizen scientist with FrogWatch USA, and help save our frogs!
Please note: FrogWatch trainings will cover a large amount of information and protocols. While FrogWatching is a great after-dark family activity for all ages, the trainings are designed for interested older children and adults.
Learn, explore and discover during these 90-minute programs that focus on a special animal or area of the Zoo, and present opportunities for adult/child pairs to make discoveries together. Programs include a lesson, activity, a craft, an up-close encounter with one of our education animals, and a walk to an exhibit. Please note: This program does not include direct interaction with exhibit animals. Pre-registration is required.
Roger Williams Park Zoo is Rhode Island’s premiere tourist attraction. As leaders in conservation and animal care – we create engaging experiences that empower guests to join us in conserving wild life and wild places. Roger Williams Park Zoo is supported and managed by the Rhode Island Zoological Society and owned by the City of Providence. The Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and certified by American Humane.