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Event Series Event Series: Conservation and Conversations

Conservation and Conversations: May 2024 (Virtual Session)

May 22, 2024 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Conservation and Conversations Banner with girl and laptop

May 22 from 2– 3 p.m. (Virtual)
Topic: Invasive Species
Guest Speaker: Evan Patrick and the Bernheim Natural Areas team

Conservation Conversations

Dates: Final Wednesday of each month in 2024
Virtual sessions: Check dates for times. Sessions on Google Meet
Recordings available for registered participants upon request.
In-person sessions: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. ET (location: LFPL Branch Meeting Room unless otherwise notified)
Cost: FREE

Free Online Reservation

Connect with the Zoo as we critically explore a variety of environmental and conservation topics. Each month we will meet and discuss a conservation topic that falls under one of two larger environmental education themes, Global Climate Change and Ecology. Participants will receive background information and further learning resources for each topic and are invited to participate in a series of 60-minute discussions with Zoo educators. Each conversation will provide an overview of the topic, share connections with your Louisville Zoo, and give recommendations for further learning on the topic. Some conversations will focus on in-person book discussion related to the topic and others will feature virtual discussions and include guest experts! Join the conversation as we engage community members of all ages about topics that are affecting the way we live in Louisville and how people live around the globe.

Each session is designed to work with the others to increase participants comfort with and knowledge of conservation and natural science topics. Participants can register once and receive regular emails from the program coordinator updating them on meeting times, giving topic overviews, and providing further learning resources. There is no obligation to attend every meeting and participants can opt out of the email list at any time.

Registered participants will receive the opportunity to guide the conversation by sending in questions in advance, suggesting topics, and will receive access to recordings of the virtual sessions.


Free Online Reservation

Conservation and Conversations 2024 Schedule

Times are Eastern Standard Time

May 22 from 2 – 3 p.m. (Virtual)
Topic: Invasive Species
Guest Speakers: Evan Patrick and the Bernheim Natural Areas

June 26 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at LFPL Bon Air Branch
Topic: Poaching (theft of land, plants, and animals)
Book Discussion: “Tree Thieves: Crime and Survival in North America’s Woods” by Lyndsie Bourgon.
Reservations required as room has limited capacity. 

July 24 from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. (Virtual)
Topic: Participant-Selected Topic: AZA SAFE, Citizen Science in NPS, or their choice
Guest Speaker: Rebecca Klee (U.S. Fish & Wildlife biologist)

August 28 from 2 – 3 p.m. (Virtual)
Topic: Participant-Selected Topic: One Health
Guest Speaker: TBA

September 25 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at LFPL Bon Air Branch
Topic: Road Ecology / Book Discussion
Guest Speaker: TBA

October 30 from 2 – 3 p.m. (Virtual)
Topic: Green Burial
Guest Speaker: TBA

November and December Dates TBA



May 22, 2024
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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