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I Want to Be a Vet

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Aspiring veterinarians will enjoy learning about the many aspects of veterinary care.  Veterinarians provide different medical care for different types of animals depending on their patients-zoo animals, farm animals or pets! Children will learn about the special needs of a variety of APEC’s Animal Ambassadors and observe them up-close.  Each child will receive an informative hard cover about animals to take home. Children will be permitted to wear latex gloves to touch the animals. All participants must wear masks for the entire program. Limited to 8 children. ​Ages 6-8 (drop-off). 

About Alley Pond Environmental Center

224-65 76th Ave.

Oakland Gardens, NY

718-229-4000

  • Stroller parking: Yes
  • Stroller check: Yes

  • The Alley Pond Environmental Center (APEC), a nonprofit environmental education organization, is dedicated to educating children and adults in the New York metropolitan area, protecting and preserving Alley Pond Park, open spaces and waterbodies, and advocating for sustainable environmental policies and practices.

    Alley Pond Park is the home of the Douglaston Estate Windmill, a reminder of their agricultural past. 


  • Play area: No
  • Party room: No