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Animal Classification

Compare mammals, birds, and reptiles to learn about the special characteristics of each animal group.  Inspect biofacts like feathers, pelts, and shed to reinforce concepts discussed in the lesson. Meet 3 live animals and enjoy an outdoor nature walk looking for critters in the park. Masks must be worn for the entire program. Spots are limited. Ages: 6-8.

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About Alley Pond Environmental Center

224-65 76th Ave.

Oakland Gardens, NY


  • 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