FREE TICKET FOR KID CONSERVATIONISTS Endangered Sea Turtles need kids to share their story – helping save them and their habitat. You can get a FREE kid's ticket with purchase of an adult ticket, when you purchase two specially marked Stonyfield Organic YoKids multipacks. Offer valid till 9/30/17. Other restrictions apply, visit azasafe.stonyfield.com for details.
Summer is almost here, and spaces are still available in many of our camps! There's something for every interest, from fishing, snorkeling, and kayaking to helping our animal care team behind-the-scenes. Ages 5-14. Register your child today!> bit.ly/2mt5aHI
Jones Beach State Park: An insider's guide to bathhouses, nature center & more.. By Jim Merritt -Special to Newsday Jones Beach State Park in Wantagh offers an astonishing variety of things to do on a summer day. Whether you want to swim, sunbathe, dine outdoors or play sports along 6½ miles of white sand and a 2-mile boardwalk, or find a quiet spot to surf, fish or look for wildlife, you can dive right in amid the park’s 2,400 acres. Here’s a guide to fun beyond the beach at one of the nation’s premiere public recreational facilities. Destinations begin in the west and move east. The West End: (WE Fields 1 and 2) If you’re looking to shred waves free of bathers, hook into a lunker striped bass, catalog a rare bird or just hit a softball, this is your destination. Amenities at both fields include full-service food and beverage areas, lavatories, locker rooms and a beach shop. WE Field 1 is open only on weekends and holidays, but you can take an alternate route here on foot: WE Field 1 is where the boardwalk ends. The West End Boat Basin features 60 slips where recreational boaters can tie up and picnic at a pavilion. The Jones Beach Nature Center @ West End 1: Also known as the Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center, this beachfront educational facility offers kids a chance to handle live marine animals in touch tanks. Pictured: Ashley Zavala, 9, snaps a selfie with her classmates during a visit to the nature center. The nature center also offers indoor and outdoor exhibits with information about the South Shore ecosystem. Outside, a boardwalk winds through a beachfront natural area that’s popular with bird watchers year-round. Pictured: Members of the Amateur Observers' Society of New York and others gaze at the stars at the nature center. JB Fields 1 and 2: JB Field 1 is only open on weekends from June 24 - Aug 13. It's the first beach you hit coming off the meadowbrook parkway so there's are alot of out-of-town tourists who get trapped here because they don't realize each Field is separate. Very random crowd but it's a very long walk to the beachfront - so it's usually not that crowded. Field 2 is a little bit closer to the beachfront and main boardwalk, this lot is also used for the softball fields. At JB Field 2’s two softball fields you can play ball with waves crashing in the background, and there’s bleacher seating for spectators. The West Bathhouse at Jones Beach State Park: Not much of an ocean swimmer? Point your flip-flops to the Olympic-size swimming pool at the West Bathhouse. Chill out on a beach chair in a resort-like vibe while the young ones splash around the kiddie pool. There’s a locker room at the West Bathhouse with showers topped by an observation deck overlooking the pool. Between the West Bathhouse and the Central mall just behind the boardwalk there's a large childrens play area, pitch-putt golf, beach (sand) volleyball and shuffleboard courts. Fields 4 and 5: Central Mall: Winding walkways decked with flowers lead from Parking Fields 4 and 5 to Central Mall, the busy heart of the park. It’s a “muscle beach” kind of place, where tanned and toned millennials bake on beach blankets and play Frisbee in the sand. This summer, an adventure play area with a zip line is expected to open on the former site of the pitch-and-putt course. At the Central Mall you can buy souvenirs at the beach shop, get directions at the park information office or find medical attention at the first-aid station. Central Mall and Band Shell: Jones Beach was designed to make visitors feel as if they are on a cruise ship, so there are free concerts and movies at the band shell, a miniature golf course with replicas of the Montauk Point Lighthouse and a Captree State Park fishing boat, and shuffle board, paddle tennis and volleyball courts. Pictured: Lana Molina and Samantha Iaccino of Huntington dance at the band shell. East Bathhouse: Newly restored East bathhouse at Jones Beach, circa 1929. This quieter stretch of the 6½-mile strand offers an observation deck overlooking the ocean, a beach shop, concession stand, and first-aid and comfort stations. A sign points the way to the East. The pool at the East Bathhouse remains closed, but the beach is less crowded than other parts of the park. Field 6: In a rush to cool off in the surf? Field 6 is popular among the stroller set because it’s a short walk from the parking field to the surf. (Arrive early for a parking spot.) Amenities include a concession stand, a beach shop and picnic grounds with barbecue grills and tables. On windy days, colorful kites soar over the sand. At night, surf-casters plumb the waves offshore for striped bass. Bring your walking shoes and windbreaker for a breezy stroll on the 2-mile boardwalk, which starts here. Pictured: Members of Long Island Fatbike Enthusiasts ride at Jones Beach. Zach’s Bay: On Zach’s Bay, the tiniest tots can romp in calm waters. Along the beach crescent you’ll find a playground, food concessions, picnic area with barbecues and picnic tables. Pictured: Jinwoo Chon, 2, of Flushing, plays near the shore at Zach's Bay. Jones Beach Theater: The 14,000-seat outdoor amphitheater, recently renamed Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater, hosts several dozen concerts each summer season. Pictured: Fans cheer on Of Mice and Men as they take the stage at the theater. Field 10 Fishing Piers: A quiet stretch of the Bay Parkway takes you to the Field 10 entrance. Four piers extend into State Channel, offering anglers a crack at catching flounder and other local, edible species. Pictured: Artie Catalano, 60, pulls up a crab while fishing the Green Island Pier at Jones Beach. Hilberto Albarato (28) of Levittown catches a fluke.. A bait and tackle shop near the piers sells fishing gear, snacks and soft drinks. Pictured: Hilberto Albarato, 28, of Levittown, catches a fluke at the Green Island Pier.
What a fun day hosting Proper Pet Awareness Day alongside the Outer Banks SPCA! Remember: If you are looking for a pet, leave those box turtles and snakes in their natural homes and go check out all the amazing adoptable animals at the SPCA!
A great big thanks to the U.S. Coast Guard Mid-Atlantic for helping us get rehabilitated sea turtles back to the ocean! When the water is still too cold for a beach release here, the Coast Guard takes turtles out to the warmer waters near the Gulf Stream for release.
Time for a check-up! - Our American alligators recently received their annual physicals from the Aquariums’ veterinary team. The exam included six exhibit alligators and two alligators that live behind the scenes and are used in educational programs. Vets checked each alligator’s eyes, ears, feet, teeth, and overall body condition, and recorded specific measurements like weight and length. Blood samples were also taken for analysis. Regular check-ups help the aquarium’s husbandry staff and vet team maintain the long-term health and well-being of the animals in its care. For the safety of the alligators and vets, husbandry staff held the gators in place during the exams, and in the cases of Bleu and Hallow, our two adult alligators, secured their mouths with tape. After the exams, the alligators were back in their exhibits, and each received a tasty treat as a reward.
Per tutte le mamme....regalati una visita con tuo figlio all'Acquario di Livorno nel mese di Maggio...il vostro biglietto vale tutto l'anno! Scopri di più visitando la pagina http://www.acquariodilivorno.it/maggio_mese_mamma.php
La festa dei 25 anni dell'#AcquariodiGenova vi aspetta sabato pomeriggio…non mancate! Red Carpet Cake Design Svizzera Ricevimenti Capurro ricevimenti Il Secolo XIX photo cc L. Stanzani http://bit.ly/25anniacquario
#qualapinna: vi ricordate chi sono Tino, Striscia, Ringhio, Baffo e Bianco? Sono solo i primi tra gli animali ospiti dell'#AcquariodiGenova di cui vi abbiamo svelato tutte le curiosità attraverso la speciale rubrica. Potete riconsultarli tutti sul nostro blog http://bit.ly/qualapinna
Ehi voi! Lo sapevate che il mercoledì i residenti a Genova e Provincia pagano la metà per l'ingresso all' #AcquariodiGenova? Anche il pesce mandarino vi ricorda la promozione dedicata ai genovesi, oggi dalle 14.00 a chiusura! http://bit.ly/MercoledìdeiGenovesi
#ilmioacquario: ecco la foto vincitrice della photocompetition in collaborazione con Il Secolo XIX: Caterina parteciperà con la sua famiglia ai festeggiamenti dei 25 anni dell'#AcquariodiGenova sabato pomeriggio. Complimenti! http://bit.ly/2r0g9Z9
Non ci stancheremmo mai di guardarle! Vieni a conoscere Ari e Cuba, le nostre splendide tartarughe marine, ogni giorno all Acquario di Livorno. Qui tutte le info di cui hai bisogno➡️ http://bit.ly/ADL_Info
Incontro musicale con i delfini, una torta speciale realizzata da Red Carpet Cake Design e un momento di festa con tutti i visitatori: ecco una sintesi dei festeggiamenti del prossimo weekend per i 25 anni dell'#AcquariodiGenova! Vi aspettiamo! Svizzera RicevimentiCapurro ricevimenti Il Secolo XIX
Sei un operatore di una struttura ricettiva? Sei ancora in tempo per partecipare questo pomeriggio alla presentazione dell'Acquario di Livorno e delle offerte commerciali a voi riservate! Cosa aspetti? L'evento ha inizio alle 15.00 nella Sala del Relitto - Gradita conferma di partecipazione tel. 0586/269.111-154 [email protected]
Acquario di Genova e Genova Turismo promuovono un'iniziativa speciale per festeggiare i 25 anni dalla nascita del Porto Antico di Genova: 10 igers da tutta Europa saranno ospiti della città per un INSTATOUR dal 12 al 14 maggio! http://bit.ly/InstatourGenova25