The Buffalo Zoo was one of 30 recipients this week of grants to encourage family nature play and conservation education.

The competitive grants, supported through a gift from the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund, provide financial, logistical and creative support to zoos and aquariums seeking to promote family-centered nature experiences. The Buffalo Zoo’s program was entitled, “Nature Play Begins in the Niagara Frontier.” The grant total was not specified but ranges from $5,000 to $10,000.