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Zoo – behind-the-scenes tour for Junior Academy student members!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 6:00 PM-7:00 PM

A private behind-the-scenes tour will be provided to our Junior Academy student members (parents welcome!).

Led by Jeff Ettling, Curator of Herpetology & Aquatics; Director, Center for Conservation of Near East Mountain Vipers; Director, Ron Goellner Center for Hellbender Conservation, Saint Louis Zoo.

Conservation Efforts for Endangered Vipers: The Saint Louis Zoo is well known for its in-situ and ex-situ conservation efforts for vipers inhabiting the Caucasus region. There is more going on off-exhibit at the Herpetarium than most people realize. Go behind the scenes with curator Jeff Ettling to get a sneak peak at the breeding programs for the Armenian viper and its closest relatives!

Join this insider tour for Junior Academy student members. This is your own science briefing! Afterward, feel free to stay for the “Conservation Conversation” at the Living World where Jeff features the Viper habitats and conservation efforts!

Meet in the lobby next to St. Louis Zoo Living World auditorium and parking is free in the Zoo North Lot.

Photo Credit: Saint Louis Zoo

RSVP by January 14th to Peggy James Nacke 314-533-8291 or e-mail peggyn@academyofsciencestl.org

This Junior Academy event is co-sponsored by:


Tuesday, January 18, 2011
6:00 PM-7:00 PM