When humans work together, they can greatly improve the world around them, much like how white blood cells purify bloodstreams or millions of ants fill a trench coat to buy groceries for the colony. Use the power of numbers to help renew Earth's vigor with today's Groupon for membership to the Alley Pond Environmental Center in Douglaston. Choose one of the following options:
- For $15, you get a one-year individual membership (a $30 value)
- For $20, you get a one-year family membership (a $40 value)
The Alley Pond Environmental Center is a non-profit group dedicated to teaching children and adults about the natural world and protecting unadulterated environments from dastardly land poachers. Both membership levels give you discounts on programs at the center, discounted birdseed prices, reduced birthday party rates, and VIP access to teddy bear picnics. And for an additional fee, adults can take part in monthly astronomy workshops to view celestial bodies in skies free of ambiance-obstructing light pollution, while weekend sessions and after-school programs give kids an outdoors alternative to television absorption.
New York magazine named Alley Pond Environmental Center the Best Wilderness Experience in 2008, and the center is an official Critics' Pick. YourNabe.com covered the Alley Pond Environmental Center during its recent renovation, and the Queens Chronicle praised the center for its efforts in rehabilitating local wildlife.
- City parks are a wonderful boon to kids’ health, but real nature they are not. Thankfully, for parents who want to get their brood back to the land (without leaving city limits), the Alley Pond Environmental Center has 150 acres of woodlands, trails, streams, and ponds about 30 minutes from midtown in Douglaston, Queens. – New York