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Conservation & Conversations: Active Restoration
November 15, 2023 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Dates: 4th Wednesday of each month
Times: 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Cost: FREE (Virtual Event)
Connect with the Zoo as we critically explore a variety of environmental and conservation issues. Each month we will meet and discuss a conservation topic that falls under one of three larger conservation education topics, Field Science, Global Climate Change, and Modern Zoos. Participants will receive a discussion guide for each topic and are invited to participate in a series of 60-minute live virtual discussions with Zoo Educators. Each topic series will provide an overview of the topic, share connections with your Louisville Zoo, and provide recommendations for further learning on the topic. Some topics will include recommendations for books or movies that we can discuss as a group and others will feature guest speakers! 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 your comfort and knowledge of conservation and natural science topics. The sessions can be enjoyed as a one-time opportunity or as a full topic experience. Registered participants will receive the opportunity to guide the conversation by sending in questions in advance and suggesting topics. Recordings of the virtual sessions are available upon request.
Field Science: This broad category of science covers any scientific work done outside the lab, anything from observing plant growth rates to geotagging tiger sharks and all kinds of jobs in between. Program sessions that fall under this topic will explore the variety of ways you can get involved with science (as a career or just for fun), what your Zoo and others are doing to contribute, and updates on places in our community doing active field work. To participate in all the discussions about “Field Science” register for March 22, July 26 and Nov. 15!About this topic: join the conversation as we explore what it means to participate in an active ecological restoration project. We’ll be joined by Cody Ferguson, a Natural Areas Specialist at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, as he shares the ways scientists and conservationists work together to keep the forest healthy and what we can learn before during and after an active restoration project about keeping the environment healthy.View previous discussion guides here!