Category: Environment

How to Become a Member of the Wildlife Conservation Society

Wildlife Conservation Society pic
Wildlife Conservation Society
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A graduate of the University of Miami, where he studied finance, Thomas Avellino has served New Jersey-based MJ Partners Group since 2004. Further to his work, Thomas Avellino contributes to the Bronx Zoo, which the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) oversees.

WCS membership offers free entry into each of the zoos it operates, including the Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, and New York Aquarium, for one year. Prospective members have three options available to them when joining:

1. On-site: Prospective members may visit the admissions booth at a WCS zoo to obtain membership using credit cards or cash. However, the zoo will not refund the parking charge incurred on the day the membership begins.

2. Phone: Calling (718) 220-5112 between 9 am and 5 pm on Monday through Saturday puts the caller through to the WCS membership office, where they may apply for membership over the phone. Those using this method receive confirmation emails within 24 hours of the call.

3. Online: By visiting www.wcs.org, an individual can register as a WCS member and receive a printable temporary membership card for use as he or she waits for the permanent card.

Membership in the Wildlife Conservation Society

Wildlife Conservation Society pic
Wildlife Conservation Society
Image: wcs.org

Thomas Avellino is a finance professional who holds a degree in Finance from the University of Miami. Currently, Thomas Avellino serves as a managing general partner for MJ Partners Group in New Jersey. Outside of his professional work, Mr. Avellino supports charitable organizations such as the Wildlife Conservation Society.

The Wildlife Conservation Society is a nonprofit organization headquartered in New York City. The organization works to conserve endangered regions and wildlife around the world, and also operates the Bronx Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, Queens Zoo, Central Park Zoo, and the New York Aquarium. Donations to the society are tax exempt, and membership options include three categories.

Premium Membership – available for families or individuals, this membership offers free premium attraction access as well as free parking.

Basic Membership – also available for families and individuals, this membership tier offers free entry to society facilities.

Conservation Membership – the highest membership tier, this membership includes free access to all five society facilities as well as free parking and premium attraction access.