Learn about wildlife field conservation over dinner and drinks at the zoo!
At this Pub Talk, Derek Lee and Monica Bond of the Wild Nature Institute will discuss their long-term conservation research and community education to save giraffes in Tanzania.
Over the past decade, Lee and Bond have been using giraffes' unique spot patterns to recognize and monitor thousands of individuals in some of the world's most iconic national parks and surroundings, to understand how food supply, disease, natural predation, humans, social relationships and even spot types help or hurt these gentle giants.
Oregon Zoo Pub Talks are fun, educational events that help support the zoo’s mission of creating a better future for wildlife through animal welfare, education and conservation programs. Pub Talks connect you with experts who are actively working on species recovery efforts. Each month, these conservation, animal care or wildlife science professionals share their knowledge and experience saving animals across the planet, from the forests of Borneo to the skies and seas of the Pacific Northwest.
Pub Talks are held in the Cascade Crest building, with food and beverages available for purchase at the Cascade Grill. We encourage you to take public transport to the zoo, which is located five minutes from downtown Portland, and is accessible by MAX Light Rail line. Visit Explore Washington Park for transportation and parking information.
Join us for a drink and a behind the scenes look at the Oregon Zoo’s conservation efforts!
When to arrive:
Pub Talks begin at 7 p.m., but we advise arriving early—settle in, get a drink and something to eat, and enjoy the evening!
- 5:30 p.m.: Doors open
- 5:30 to 7:30 pm.: The Cascade Grill is open
- 6 to 7 p.m.: Edutainment and trivia
- 7 to 8 pm.: Pub Talk presentation
Pub Talks are made possible by the Oregon Zoo Foundation's Education Endowment, which is generously funded by Oregon Zoo members and donors.