Hope for the Wild - 2017 Speaker Series
- Blank Park Zoo
- Address: 7401 SW 9th Street, Des Moines, IA 50315
- Recurring monthly on the 1st Thursday until April 6, 2017
- From: 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
- Phone: (515) 974-2533
- Price: Members: $20 each; $50 for whole series; Non-Members: $25 each or $60 for series; Students: $15 each or $35 for series
Join us as we hear stories from three wildlife heroes, giving us hope for the future of wildlife. From rhinos & tigers to butterflies & bees – each of us can help ensure we continue to share this planet with these unique & majestic creatures!
February 2: Dr. Terri Roth “The Role of Science in Saving the World’s Rarest Rhinos.”
Dr. Roth is Cincinnati Zoo’s VP of Conservation and Science, the Director of the Center for Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife, and the VP of Asia Programs for the International Rhino Foundation. She has worked in conservation research for 25 years, dedicating her life to rhinos. Known worldwide as the scientist who unraveled the mysteries of Sumatran rhino reproduction, she turned a failed breeding program into a beacon of light for this critically endangered species.
March 2: Dr. Tara Harris “Hope for Wild Tigers”
Dr. Tara Harris is the VP for Conservation at Minnesota Zoo, the Coordinator of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums’ Tiger Species Survival Plan and its Tiger Conservation Campaign. Dr. Harris has worked to expand efforts to study and save wildlife both in Minnesota and internationally. She manages a breeding program for ~350 tigers in zoos across the U.S. and bolsters zoo support to save critically endangered wild tigers.
April 6: David Mizejewski “Attracting Birds, Butterflies and Other Backyard Wildlife”
David Mizejewski is a media personality, author, blogger, and naturalist with the National Wildlife Federation. David is a regular guest on Conan, The Wendy Williams Show, Inside Edition, and NBC’s Today Show. He is the author of the award-winning book “Attracting Birds, Butterflies and Other Backyard Wildlife,” and has hosted and co-produced “Backyard Habitat,” an Animal Planet TV series on how to transform yards and gardens into thriving habitats for local wildlife.