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Conservation & Conversations: Earth Month and the Climate Justice Movement
April 26, 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.
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!