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Conservation and Conversations
January 24, 2024 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Dates: Final Wednesday of each month in 2024
Virtual sessions: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET 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)
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.
January 24: The Great Backyard Bird Count —Welcome back to the conversation! Join us as we discuss how you can support native birds at your Louisville Zoo and at home through the SAFE North American Songbird program and citizen science initiatives like the Great Backyard Bird Count. Plus, hear from Camden Brunner, a U.S. Forest Service employee stationed in Arizona! Camden participates in bird count work and fire management as part of his career; he will share his experiences and expand on the importance of these bird counts.
If you are new to the program, this is a great conversation to start with as we overview the 2024 program schedule and some new elements we’re introducing for this year!