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Conservation & Conversations: Zoos in the Media
May 24, 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.
Modern Zoos: Zoos have come a long way in the last 200 years! Join us for any and all of these topic sessions to explore what it means to be a modern zoo and the ways they serve as centers for conservation education and outreach. Sessions under this topic are designed to give you a better understanding of what it means to be a zoo and the work zoos are doing to support wildlife conservation around the world. To participate in all the discussions about “Modern Zoos,” register for May 24, June 28 and Sept. 27!
About this topic: join the conversation this month as we explore the perception of zoos in the media. How are zoos seen in books, movies, and television? What do people think about when they think of zoos? These are big questions that we will begin to explore together as we look at recent depictions of zoos in fiction and nonfiction. This topic is a large one and we certainly will not be able to cover every representation of zoos or even every aspect of that representation. Do not hesitate to reach out and let us know which ones are your most or least favorite!