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Conservation & Conversations: Earth Month and the Climate Justice Movement

April 26, 2023 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

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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.


Global Climate Change: This enormous topic is too big to be condensed into a single session or even a single month. All sessions under this umbrella will help you gain a better understanding of what global climate change is, how it is affecting humans and animals on our planet, and what we are doing to mitigate its effects. To participate in all the discussions about “Global Climate Change,” register for April 26, Aug. 23, Oct. 25 and Dec. 27!

About this topic: Join our conversation this month as we explore the history of Earth Month and get an overview of the current environmental movement. As we learn more about our planet, we are learning more about how we can protect and preserve our planet and how we can protect each other as our planet changes.

Join us to hear from Dr. Saranya Sriram, an expert in the field of Environmental Electrochemistry. With a doctorate from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras and a master’s degree in Environmental Sciences, Dr. Sriram is an authority on wastewater and resource management. In this talk, we’ll explore the meaning of environment and pollution and how they affect our lives. Come prepared to engage in a lively discussion.

View previous discussion guides here!


April 26, 2023
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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