Events Speaker Series

Experts from the Zoo and the Northeast Ohio community team up to discuss a variety of topics impacting animal welfare, wildlife conservation and science education both at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and abroad.

Event dates

All events will begin at 6 p.m. at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.

March 18: Celebrating Women in Science
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo has extraordinary expertise in research, animal welfare and conservation, and many key leadership roles are held by women scientists. During Women’s History Month, hear from our experts on how they use science in their jobs every day and are leading the field in their area of study. Learn from a visiting scientist who paved the way for women conservation leaders in the field. 

May 6: From the Field: Asia
Several Asian countries are not only central in the battle against illegal wildlife trade, but also making impressive strides in changing decades-old cultural beliefs that put species in risk. Learn how Cleveland Metroparks Zoo provides strategic and scientific support to key conservation partners in the region.

July 22: Keepers Doing Conservation
In addition to caring for the animals you see at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, keepers work to secure a future for wildlife in our backyards and around the globe. Hear how Cleveland keepers are helping relocate giraffe out of danger in Africa, reintroducing trumpeter swans to Ohio fields, sustain a toad population in hurricane-destroyed Puerto Rico and more.

September 23: Building a Better Zoo Habitat
What does it take to build the best habitat for a beloved Zoo species? Zoo and Metroparks teams collaborate to create new habitats each year that highlight top-notch animal welfare while also providing exceptional guest experience.  Hear about the process and get an exclusive update on the Daniel Maltz Rhino Reserve and other projects in the pipeline. 

Reservation Availability

Zoo members and Pride donors: $10
Non-members: $15

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