Now that we’re finally having awesome spring weather, and now that baby J can manage to survive if we skip her nap here and there, we’re taking advantage of more family day outings…. hiking, picnics in the park, and this past weekend- the zoo.
We had an extra push to go from Stonyfield, who is sponsoring the AZA SAFE (Saving Animals From Extinction) program, and is encouraging families to go check out conservation programs at their local AZA participating zoo.
I think this is a cool idea…families who buy two specially marked Yokids multi-packs will get a free kid ticket (with the purchase of an adult ticket)…. so keep an eye out for these!
Speaking of Yokids, did you know that Stonyfield has recently reduced the sugar content across all it’s yogurts, including Yokids? Stonyfield’s has up to 40% less sugar than other brands… crazy! I know my kids don’t notice the difference. Why overdose the sugar in healthy foods when they certainly don’t see yogurt as a dessert?
Did you know that today is World Penguin Day? These cute little guys were hands down one of our favorite exhibits. The African Penguin is one of the endangered species in the AZA program, so on Stonyfield’s Facebook page today at 12pm EST they’ll be going live at Mystic Aquarium with a penguin trainer and answering questions live.
We wrapped up our afternoon with the train – another highlight of this zoo. It’s adorable to watch your kids get that excited about a little train ride!
Thanks again to Stonyfield for the free tickets, and for taking leadership in sustainability conservation. I recently learned that they keep over 185,000 pounds of toxic pesticides out of the environment each year! That has a huge ripple effect on the eco-system and it’s species.
What are some of your family’s favorite weekend activities or day outings?
Do you have a zoo near by?
This post is sponsored by Stonyfield in partnership with the AZA SAFE program.