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Tails and Cocktails: Conservation Education at Work

Date: Wednesday, July 24th, 2019

When: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Where: Cleveland Metroparks Zoo 3900 Wildlife Way Cleveland, OH 44109 map

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In its inaugural year, the Tails & Cocktails Speaker Series provides a one-of-a-kind experience. Guests will hear experts from the Zoo and the Northeast Ohio community discussing a variety of topics impacting health and welfare, wildlife conservation and science education.

STEM education is a hot topic in schools, universities and the research world. Join us for a brief panel discussion and interactive stations throughout the Zoo. We'll connect the dots between STEM and conservation, focusing on the importance of leadership skill building and inquiry-based learning for all ages.

Speakers: Vicki Searles, Director of Conservation Education, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo; Jim Bader, Executive Director, Leonard Gelfand STEM Center College of Arts and Sciences & Case School of Engineering; Terri Wade-Lyles, Ed.D, Educator, Curriculum & Instruction Manager, Science Education Grades K-8, Academics-Curriculum and Instruction, Cleveland Metropolitan School District; Tara Drouhard, Educator, Principal, Rhodes School of Environmental Studies; Katie Corr, Education Specialist, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, and Coordinator of the Advance Inquiry Masters Program with Miami University

Interact with Zoo education and conservation staff.
Taste samples of Terrestrial Brewing’s Conservation Series beer.
Farm-to-table demonstration and food samples from Spice Kitchen + Bar.
Light appetizers and cash bar.

Discounted Tickets:

  • All Zoo members qualify for discounted tickets ($10) to the Tails & Cocktails Speaker Series.

Public Tickets:

  • General admission tickets are $15.

Complimentary Tickets:

  • Members and donors at certain ZooKeepers Circle or Adopt an Animal levels will receive complimentary tickets to the series. Call our Member & Donor Services Staff at (216) 635-3329 for questions or details.

General Admission Ticket


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Complimentary Ticket

Complimentary tickets are available to the following:
Adopt an Animal ZooParents at the $500 level and above
ZooKeepers Circle members at the Naturalists Club level and above
All members of The Herd


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All Zoo members qualify for discounted tickets to the Tails & Cocktails Speaker Series.


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