Overview

Join in our newest interactive series highlighting diverse professionals in STEM careers called Not All Scientists Wear Lab Coats: A WCS Global Scientist Series. In each session, you’ll learn about a different conservation issue, meet a Wildlife Conservation Society staff member actively working on solutions, and discover how their unique pathway to a STEM career was influenced by their identity. Sessions are remote.

 

Celebrating World Bison Day

DATE: NOVEMBER 19, 2020

TIME: 5:30 – 7:00 P.M. EST

PRICE: $12 members / $15 non-members

GUEST SPEAKER: CRISTINA MORMORUNNI OF WCS ROCKY MOUNTAINS PROGRAM

The bison is one of the most significant conservation stories in WCS history, bringing the national mammal back from the brink of extinction. In celebration of World Bison Day, Cristina Mormorunni, Director of U.S. Field Conservation & Regional Director of the WCS Rocky Mountain Program, will discuss how conservation is a path to social transformation and healing. Join us as we explore conservation beyond the science and move into the culture, politics, and belief in ourselves.

 

Celebrating World Soil Day

DATE: Tuesday, December 8, 2020

TIME: 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

PRICE: $12 members / $15 non-members

GUEST SPEAKER: Carlos Durigan of WCS Brazil

For centuries, the Amazon persisted while indigenous people adapted to use soil and produced a kind of traditional agriculture. Now, after less than a hundred years of agribusiness expansion we’ve lost 20% of the forest. WCS Brazil Country Director, Carlos Durigan joins us to celebrate World Soil Day, to discuss the need to save the home of one of the planet’s great biodiverse habitats, and his journey along this conservation story.

 

Celebrating International Zebra Day

DATE: JANUARY 28, 2021

TIME: 5:30 – 7:00 P.M. EST

PRICE: $12 members / $15 non-members

GUEST SPEAKER: DR. TIM DAVENPORT

Africa’s flagship species – elephants, lions, primates, zebra, cheetahs – are some of the most charismatic megafauna on earth. Dr. Tim Davenport, WCS Director of Species Conservation & Science (Africa), has worked on conservation projects for many of these species ranging from designating new reserves on behalf of species of monkey he discovered, to documenting and describing all wildlife corridors in Tanzania. Recently, his team successfully relocated zebra to Kitulo National Park to restore its natural ecology. In celebration of International Zebra Day, join our discussion on charismatic species and species conservation – “What it is and why it ‘works’.”

 

Celebrating World Pangolin Day

DATE: FEBRUARY 8, 2021

TIME: 5:30 – 7:00 P.M. EST

PRICE: $12 members / $15 non-members

GUEST SPEAKER: MRIDULA VIJAIRAGHAVAN, LEGAL DIRECTOR OF WCS INDIA

The intersections of law and conservation are of particular interest to Mridula Vijairaghavan, Legal Director of WCS India. Working in a region that sees too much illegal trade of endangered animals such as pangolins and tiger products, Mridula will discuss the importance of science translating into policy and better implementation of existing law and policy as measures for conservation. She says, “experiences from my childhood and formative years pushed me to take environmental law up as a career.” Tune in as we learn more about her path towards this career, celebrate World Pangolin Day, and explore why conservation really needs a strong interdisciplinary approach to have a chance at creating impact.

 

How to Register

The WCS Education call center is open Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Please feel free to contact our registrars by phone (800-433-4149) or email (bzeducation@wcs.org) if you have any questions. Link to register: https://bronxzoo.com/learn/not-all-scientists-wear-lab-coats