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**CALENDAR ADVISORY**

February 15, 2012

Leap Day: Amphibian Conservation celebrates the world of frogs 


Gigi Allianic, Rebecca Whitham
206.548.2550 | woodlandparkzoopr@zoo.org

  Photo credit: Ryan Hawk/Woodland Park Zoo

Leap Day: Amphibian Conservation celebrates the world of frogs at Woodland Park Zoo on Feb. 29 and March 3 with frog-themed crafts, keeper chats on frogs and amphibians, puppet shows and interactive activities on our leaping friends. Learn from national experts about the amazing world of amphibians and what is being done to save them! Meet Pacific Northwest Herpetological Society members who will be on hand to discuss frogs and other amphibians. Shown in photo is a waxy monkey frog at Woodland Park Zoo.

WHAT

Hop to Woodland Park Zoo’s Leap Day: Amphibian Conservation and celebrate amphibian conservation success stories and learn how you can help!

Enjoy frog-themed crafts, keeper chats on frogs and amphibians, puppet shows and interactive activities on our leaping friends. Learn from national experts about the amazing world of amphibians and what is being done to save them! Meet Pacific Northwest Herpetological Society members who will be on hand to discuss frogs and other amphibians.

On March 3, kids ages 3-12 dressed in green or other frog-themed gear receive free zoo admission with a paid adult. Also on March 3 from noon-1:00 p.m., meet Everett AquaSox mascot Webbly!

WHEN

Wednesday, February 29, 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 3, 10:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. 

Keeper chats and other activities on Wednesday, February 29:

9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Amphibian Discovery Stations - Education Center
11:30 a.m. Oregon spotted frogs - Zoomazium
Noon Terrific Toads! - Day Exhibit
12:30 p.m. Frog Puppet Show - Zoomazium
1:00 p.m. Axolotls - Day Exhibit
2:00 p.m. Amphibians - Day Exhibit
3:00 p.m. Poison dart frogs - Day Exhibit
3:45 p.m. Frog Puppet Show - Zoomazium

Keeper chats and other activities on Saturday, March 3:

10:30 a.m. Poison dart frogs - Day Exhibit
11:00 a.m. An Amphibian Conservation Celebration - ARC
Noon-1:00 p.m. Meet ‘n’ greet with Everett AquaSox Webbly - West Plaza
12:30 p.m. Frog Puppet Show - Zoomazium
1:00 p.m. Amphibians - Day Exhibit
2:00 p.m. Poison dart frogs - Tropical Rain Forest
3:45 p.m. Frog Puppet Show - Zoomazium

WHERE

Enter Woodland Park Zoo through the West Entrance at Phinney Ave. N. between N. 55th & N. 56th Sts. or South Entrance at N. 50th St. & Fremont Ave. N.

COST

Leap Day: Amphibian Conservation is free with zoo admission or membership. On March 3, kids ages 3-12 dressed in green or other frog-themed gear receive free zoo admission with a paid adult. Zoo admission through April 30: Adult (13-64) $11.75; Child (3-12) $8.50; Toddler (0-2) free. Active and retired U.S. military and their families, seniors and people with physical disabilities receive an admission discount. Zoo members receive free zoo admission year round. Parking: $5.25. 

INFO

For more information or to become a zoo member, visit www.zoo.org or call 206.548.2500 or 206.548.2599 (TTY)

Accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums, award-winning Woodland Park Zoo is famed for pioneering naturalistic exhibits and setting international standards for zoos in animal care, conservation and education programs. Woodland Park Zoo is helping to save animals and their habitats in Washington state and in 50 countries around the world. By inspiring people to care and act, Woodland Park Zoo is making a difference in our planet’s future. For more information, visit www.zoo.org.

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