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The Niabi Zoo is hosting a series of lectures on conservation, ecology, biology and zoology.
“We want to connect people to the natural world through science and education,” says Lee Jackson, director of Niabi Zoo. “Questioning the validity of science is becoming all too common. One of the best ways to restore confidence in the scientific method is to hear from the scientists themselves who are leaders in their respective disciplines and are directly involved in field conservation and research.”
Niabi Zoo members, zoo volunteers, students (with valid college ID) are invited to attend the series at no cost. An $8 fee per lecture will be charged to all other individuals wishing to attend. No parking fee will be collected.
Space is limited to 45 individuals per lecture. Those interested in attending should RSVP online at NiabiZoo.com/Education-Programs/ConservationScienceSpeaker or call 309-799-3482 x 222
Dr. Gerald Zuercher has a B.S. in Biology from Mississippi State University; a M.S. in Biology from University of Alaska; and a Ph.D. in Biology from Kansas State University. As Professor of Vertebrate Ecology at the University of Dubuque for the past 15 years, he has studied small mammals in Alaska, captive chimpanzees at Sunset Zoo in Kansas, carnivores and fish in Paraguay, turtles in the Mississippi River, flying squirrels in eastern Iowa and bats in the upper Midwest.