Do creepy, crawly things creep you out? Here's your chance to conquer your fear of insects, snakes and spiders (oh my) with the Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park and their Creepy Crawly Conservation Weekend.

It's happening this Saturday and Sunday, July 20th and 21st, and they'll feature the slithering, flying and crawling members of our ecosystem and how important they are to all of us.
Did you know that 1/3rd of our food is pollinated and they help with our food supply? These critters help to grow crops, pollinate existing flowers and they even protect the farmer's field. The activities this weekend include Creepy Crawly Trivia and learning about the roles of worker bees in the hive by one of their volunteers.
While your there, grab a honey stick for a snack by Sue Garing and her bees. A portion of ticket sales will be put into the fund to support conservation in the wild. You can find out more about their conservation projects and partnerships here.
To get info on the Creepy Crawly Conservation Weekend, contact the Binghamton Zoo Education Department at (607) 724-5461 ext: 235.
America's 5th oldest zoo is located at 60 Morgan Road in Binghamton.