Seminars & Events

Lincoln Park Zoo Seminars






Kristin Bonnie, Beloit College

Do chimpanzees travel farther to exchange a token for better food?


Brent Johnson

Management and Status of an Endangered Massasauga Rattlesnake Population in New York State


David Lowenstein, UIC

Meet the neighbors: Bees and wasps in urban gardens and their implications for agriculture.


Patrick Wolff

Habitat, landscape, and climate effects on riparian predator-prey interactions in a human-dominated ecosystem



Travis Liveri, Prairie Wildlife Research

Black Death and the Recovery of Endangered Black-footed Ferrets


Joe Simonis and Lisa Faust

Are we doing a good job with our animal programs?  What 111,630 (and counting) breeding and transfer recommendations in PMCTrack tell us about zoo and aquarium population management.


All talks will be held on Thursdays at 1:00 PM.  Most talks will be at the zoo’s Judy Keller Center Auditorium, which is in the Education building directly south of the east gate entrance from the parking lot, or in the Ann Milligan Gray room of the Laflin building at 2001 N. Clark Street.  


October 31 - November 2, 2014

This conference aims to cultivate new ways of thinking about religion and the natural world, focusing on religion’s intersections with aspects of nature, from the environment, climate, flora and fauna, to human interactions with the natural, in the form of spirits, gods and goddesses, and miracles.  This conference will explore the relationships among ecosystems, religious practice, and religious thought with papers examining  how people experience religion in and through nature and reflect on the modes by which humans interact with the natural world in ritual practice, in religious text, and in theological inquiry.

The locations for this event are John Evans Alumni Center, 1800 Sheridan Road, Friday and Saturday and University Hall on Sunday.

Click on the link for more information.




October 23, 2014