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Climate Change and Survival: A Tale of Three Species

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Thursday, April 19 at 7pm
Explore climate change through the lens of species survival for some of the world’s — and Connecticut’s — most remarkable creatures. Join Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo Zoologists — and a select animal ambassador — to learn how climatic fluctuations are impacting species, corresponding climate-driven changes in animal behaviors, and what we can do to promote the welfare of wildlife in Connecticut and around the globe. This free program is open to all ages.

Presenter Jim Knox is the writer and host for PBS television’s Wild Zoofari and has shared his knowledge of and passion for wildlife with millions of viewers throughout the U.S., Russia, Thailand, the Middle East, and Europe on Animal Planet. Knox currently serves as the Curator of Education at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, where he directs education and wildlife conservation programs for this AZA Association of Zoos and Aquariums-accredited Zoo.

Knox is a graduate of Cornell University where he studied animal science. He has studied rhinos, lions, and great white sharks in South Africa, conducted field research for Alaskan brown bears and field conservation for Atlantic salmon, and written nationally for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. A keynote speaker and TEDx presenter, Knox loves his work and enjoys engaging all audiences in the protection of wildlife everywhere.