Zoo Brown Bag Seminar - May 2
Topic and Speaker
Coyotes in our Midst
Join Judy Paulsen, Coyote Project state representative and coyote expert, as she uncovers the beneficial role coyotes play in our urban and rural ecosystems. Judy will discuss practical ways that humans, domestic animals and coyotes can co-exist.
“Coyotes are the most-persecuted carnivore in the U.S.,” according to a video Paulsen will be showing. “When the coyotes move out, others will move in — whether you love them or hate them, they’re here to stay. ... They’re vital to the ecosystem.” Stay for a special film screening... The award-winning documentary film American Coyote: Still Wild at Heart by San Francisco-based filmmaker, Melissa Peabody (30 min. film) will be screened during this presentation.
Brown Bag Lectures
This series of informal lunchtime lectures presents the science of conservation. Brown Bag lectures take place twice a month on Thursdays and Saturdays, alternating between the Aquarium/Botanic Garden and the Zoo.
Brown Bag Lectures begin at 12:45 p.m.
A coyote. Image courtesy US Fish and Wildlife Service: http://www.fws.gov/refuge/willapa/wildlife_and_habitat/coyote.html