Conservation Conversation Panel

Conservation Conversation Panel

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In conjunction with the summer exhibition “National Geographic Photo Ark,” on Tuesday, June 26, 6-8 pm, the Bruce Museum will host “Conservation Conversation,” a live, interactive discussion featuring a diverse array of local wildlife conservation experts, including Jim Knox, Curator of Education at the Beardsley Zoo; Dara Reid, Director of Wildlife in Crisis; and Tim Walsh, Bruce Museum Collection Manager.

“Conservation Conversation” will raise vital questions about the impact of zoo breeding programs on endangered species, how to stop the trafficking of endangered species across the planet, and how individuals can make a difference in the fate of Connecticut’s own endangered species. This conversation will be mostly driven by audience participation, so come with an inquisitive mind and questions for our panelists. More about who they are:

Jim Knox is the Curator of Education at the Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport, CT, where he directs Education and Wildlife Conservation programs. In his younger years, he studied animal science at Cornell University, and went on to accomplish a stunning career in the field of wildlife conservation. Not only is he the writer and host of PBS’ WildZoofari, but he is also an on-camera wildlife expert for The Today Show, The CBS Early Show, and Fox News. He has studied a diverse range of species, from Alaskan bears to rhinos. Currently, he lectures at UCONN and serves as an Advisory Board Member for the Biology Department at Post University.

Dara Reid founded the nonprofit organization Wildlife in Crisis in 1988 in Weston, CT. Reid has backgrounds in both wildlife biology and veterinary science, leading her to create the only wildlife veterinary hospital in Connecticut. This volunteer-run organization seeks to return about 5,000 animals per year back into the wild after rehabilitation, educate visitors about the endangerment of wildlife, and preserve wild stretches of land. Each year, the organization fields more than 15,000 phone calls and works tirelessly to give injured animals a second chance in the wild.

Tim Walsh has focused much of his career on conservation research and awareness, co-authoring his first scientific article at the age of 15 and later earning degrees in zoo animal technology and museum studies. His interest in conservation began with snakes but shifted to turtles, his specialty ever since. He has worked in the zoo/public aquarium/museum field for the past 27 years. In addition to Tim’s role as Collection Manager with the Bruce, he is Assistant Director of the Florida Turtle Conservation Trust and a member of the IUCN/SSC Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group.

The evening program is designed to promote discussion about wildlife conservation and complements the “National Geographic Photo Ark,” on display at the Bruce from June 2 through September 2. The exhibition features 50 large-scale photographs selected from the ambitious work of National Geographic photographer and Fellow Joel Sartore.

In what will be the largest archive of studio-quality photography of wildlife ever, Sartore aims to photograph every species in the world’s zoos and wildlife sanctuaries, including birds, fish, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates. By the end of the project, Sartore estimates that the completed National Geographic Photo Ark will feature 12,000 portraits of different species. This momentous project will not only inspire viewers to help protect these endangered species, but will also provide an essential international platform for conservation.

“Wildlife conservation can be a very abstract concept, but the National Geographic Photo Ark exhibition brings animals and their plight to life in front of our eyes,” says Kate Dzikiewicz, the Bruce’s Paul Griswold Howes Fellow and the event organizer. “Without intervention, many of the animals displayed in Photo Ark face extinction within our lifetime. We hope this exhibit and its associated programs will inspire visitors to take a more personal interest in conservation, and maybe help pull some of these species back from the brink.”

Light refreshments will be served during the reception, which begins at 6 pm in the Bantle Lecture Gallery. The panel discussion will start at 6:30 pm. This special evening program is free to Bruce Museum members and students with ID and $15 for non-members who register in advance at brucemuseum.org. At the door, admission will be $25 for non-members and $10 for Bruce members and students. The Museum doors will open at 5:50 pm.

Tags: Local Events, Conservation; Wildlife; Lecture; Conversation; Bruce; Museum; Photo Ark

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Event Details

Date: June 26, 2018
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Location:
Bruce Museum
1 Museum Drive
Greenwich, Connecticut 06830

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Contact:
Scott Smith
203.869.0376
ssmith@brucemuseum.org


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Consistently voted "Best Museum" in the area and located in a lovely park-like setting in downtown Greenwich with views of Long Island Sound, the Bruce Museum is a regionally based, world-class institution highlighting art, science and natural history in more than a dozen changing exhibitions annually. Easy access to I-95, exit 3 and a 5-minute walk from MetroNorth's Greenwich rail station.
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