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Conservation Conversations
Conservation Conversations are
Co-Sponsored by
Saint Louis Zoo

Conservation Conversations – a conservation science partnership series of the Academy of Science – St. Louis and the Saint Louis Zoo

Free public seminars highlight conservation science and global conservation issues and efforts supported by the Saint Louis Zoo and other wildlife organizations. Junior Academy members, middle, and high school students are encouraged to attend. Reservations are not required.

 
Upcoming Conservation Conversations Events
Aug 18th, 2014 (Mon)
Hope is the Thing With Feathers: Americans and Three Birds
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Conservation Conversations Series

Lecture & book signing.

Featured Speaker: Joel Greenberg, Research Associate of both the Chicago Academy of Sciences Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum and the Field Museum; author of A Natural History of the Chicago Region and A Feathered River Across the Sky: The Passenger Pigeon's Flight to Extinction.

Join us for a lecture and book signing by Joel Greenberg, who has over 25 years of experience working on natural resource-related issues in the Midwest.

This presentation looks at three birds, each representing a different outcome at the hands of people. With a population in the billions, the passenger pigeon was the most abundant bird in North America. Yet within a matter of decades, unrelenting human exploitation drove it to extinction. The Kirtland's warbler has since historical times bred in a very limited range and within narrow habitat parameters. Although it costs a million dollars a year, we now know how to maintain healthy populations. The whooping crane declined to 23 living individuals twice. Extensive conservation work has been devoted to saving this charismatic species, but its fate is still an open question. Learn more about these species and what can be done to save them at this exciting lecture.

Location: Saint Louis Zoo Living World Auditorium. Parking is FREE in the Zoo North Lot.

FREE and OPEN to ALL. Adults, teachers, middle and high school students, and the general public are invited to attend. For more information call 314-646-4544 or 314-533-8586. Registration not required.


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