120 Ways to go Wild in NY!! – Celebrate 120 Years of Saving Wildlife with the WCS #NYisWild

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Spring is in the air and the warm weather is FINALLY here. After spending what seemed like eternity indoors, my family is thrilled to be able to enjoy the outdoors again. With so much to do and so much to see in New York, there is always something amazing to discover without having to travel far.
New York has plenty of incredible adventures and sights for children of all ages to encounter.

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One of our favorite places to frequent is The Bronx Zoo, which provides endless wonder and excitement for everyone. I mean, how often can you say you’ve seen a giraffe just hanging out in NYC?

Last week, the boys and I took advantage of the gorgeous weather and ventured out to the Bronx Zoo where we had some amazing animal encounters. My five year old and his pal were amazed at the sight of a tiger roaming through the hills while my two year old couldn’t get enough of the California seals greeting him as we walked by.  My children both love exploring The Bronx Zoo as there is always something new to learn and discover with every trip.

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The Wildlife Conservation Society manages The Bronx Zoo which has over 250 acres of wildlife habitats and attractions. Home to so many different types of animals from California Sea Lions to the Southern White Rhino, your family will be taken on a fun-filled, educational adventure where you will see sights you’d never believe exist in such a busy city.

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) plays an important role in global conservation work and educating people on important issues affecting our planet. Founded in 1895, the WCS ‘s mission is to save wildlife and wild places across the globe. The Bronx Zoo has so much to offer our family and with each visit I am thrilled that my children not only have the chance to experience something so wonderful, but they can also leave having gained a bit more awareness on the importance of conservation.

This year marks the 120th anniversary of The Wildlife Conservation Society and they want you to join in on the fun. To celebrate this momentous anniversary year, the WCS is hosting a city-wide campaign called #NYisWild and they’re turning our concrete jungle into a summer-long photo safari!

From the Bronx Zoo to the NY Aquarium, The Wildlife Conservation Society invites you to get your cameras out and participate, by choosing from 120 “wild” attractions around the city and capturing a photo of each site for a chance at some irresistible prizes. Explore all there is to do at the Bronx Zoo and other WCS parks and you’ll see for yourself why #NYisWild. There are several prize levels available so there will be many winners. With every photo entry you make, and by hitting certain milestones, you can unlock rewards and your odds of winning will increase. (see website for details here: www.NYisWild.com)

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Participants have 120 days (May-August) to capture each attraction via Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #NYisWild along with the clue number (ex: #NYisWild, #1 – California Sea Lions). You can keep track of your progress on www.NYisWild.com by logging in through your Instagram and/or Twitter accounts.

The more photos you share, the more chances you have.  Who knows, maybe you’ll be the big winner of a trip to Belize – one of the locations where the WCS does some exciting and relevant conservation work.  Just download the full list of all 120 attractions here: http://bit.ly/NYisWildOnePager and have fun exploring!

***There is now an exclusive discount for 20% off all tickets purchased through #NYisWild.com. This site also serves as the only destination for all current news and information about this exciting new campaign. Be sure to check it out so you, too, can take part in all of the #NYisWild activities to come!

{ disclosure: I am honored to be a 2015 Wildlife Conservation Society Ambassador. This post is part of a sponsored campaign. I received membership for my participation, but any reviews and opinions are always my own. }