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Lions and Tigers and Beers, Oh My!

Thursdays, March 28 & April 18, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Adult Lecture Series

Grab a fermented ale of choice as you join us for Zoo New England’s Conservation Lecture Series. Each month will highlight a different brewery and science or conservation project. The night will begin with a meet and greet with our animal ambassadors and then transition to a short lecture on a topic that highlights important work to save species both regionally and globally.

Thursday, March 28

Nightshift Brewery, 87 Santilli Hwy, Everett, MA 02149
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Featured Speaker & Discussion: David Paulson, Senior Endangered Species Biologist, will discuss the peregrine falcon, reasons for its decline, recovery and ongoing conservation efforts. 
Registration: $10 

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Featured Speaker Bio:

David Paulson is a Senior Endangered Species Biologist for the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife. He works within the Division’s Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program. Paulson's conservation efforts include road ecology, habitat restoration, and peregrine falcon conservation. 

MassWildlife’s Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program (NHESP) was established in the early 1980s to protect the state’s rare species. Peregrine falcon restoration became NHESP’s first project and is its longest-running project to date. The first successful nesting pair in Massachusetts occurred in 1987 on the Custom House Tower in Boston. The peregrine falcon was removed from the federal list of endangered and threatened species in 1999, reflecting the process made with recovery efforts over the past 35 years. In his lecture, Paulson will give an overview of the species, reasons for its decline, recovery and ongoing conservation efforts. 

Thursday, April 18

Turtle Swamp  Brewing, 3377 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02130
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Featured Speaker & Discussion: Dr. Laurie Marker, Founder and Executive Director, Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF)
Registration: $10 

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Featured Speaker Bio:

Dr. Laurie Marker is Founder and Executive Director of the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF). Having worked with cheetahs since 1974, Laurie set up the not-for-profit fund in 1990 and moved to Namibia to develop a permanent Conservation Research Centre for the wild cheetah. Dr. Marker will give us an update on the status and conservation efforts of cheetahs in the wild as well as the work encompassed by the Cheetah Conservation Fund.