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Conservation & Science Speaker Series
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Conservation & Science Speaker Series

Real Issues. Real Science. Real People.

With all that is going on in the world and where the questioning of the legitimacy of every aspect of science is becoming all too common, the best way to restore the community's confidence in the scientific method is to show them the science. The best people to do that are the scientists and experts themselves.
Each month, the Niabi Zoo will host scientists discussing real issues in zoology, conservation, veterinary medicine, ecology, animal behavior, horticulture and more. These are presentations by people with specialized and deep knowledge of species and issues that are related to the natural world.

Geared toward interested adults to bring real science into our community's conversations, Zoo Members, Zoo Volunteers, & College Students (with Valid ID) can attend for no charge. Non-members can attend for $8 per person. There is no parking fee to attend.  

Only through education can we hope to inspire people to act, and only through action can conservation occur. 
Seating is limited so please register for each below. The upcoming Conservation & Science Speakers are as follows:

Thursday, February 15 at 6:30pm
  • Dr. Gerald Zuercher, Professor of Vertebrate Ecology, University of Dubuque 
  • Title: Fading into night: the current state of bats in the upper Midwest.
  • Register HERE

Wednesday, February 21 at 6:30pm
  • Martha Smith, Extension Educator in Horticulture, University of Illinois 
  • Title: Attract, Observe, & Understand Pollinators
  • Register HERE

Thursday, March 1 at 6:30pm
  • Juan Campos Krauer, DVM, Assistant Professor, Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences & Department of Wildlife Ecology & Conservation, University of Florida
  • Title: The Gran Chaco of Paraguay: An Animal Paradise at Risk
  • Register HERE