Wildlife Education Series

The Wildlife Education Series is a monthly educational discussion covering a wide range of topics pertaining to Biology, Ecology, Marine Biology, Animal Behavior, Veterinary and Conservation Sciences held at the Buttonwood Park Zoo in the evening. The format of the seminars will vary based on the topic and speaker, from lecture to problem based learning, and will be geared to inquisitive individuals who are eager to learn and ask questions.

Wildlife Education Series Dates
October 12th – Life 10 Stories Up: Tropical Treetops – The Last Biotic Frontier
November 9th – Understanding Our Changing Oceans:  Innovations in Marine Science at UMASS Dartmouth
December 7th – Animals on the Move: A Story of Migration and Dispersal Over Land and Under the Sea
January 11th – Is it Boom or Bust on Our Coral Reefs? Climate Change, Disease and Recovery
February 15th – Conservation of New World Primates
March 1st – The Importance of Native Bees & Honey Bees


Coming Up Next

Stacy Beaulieu PhD is a biological oceanographer who studies the distribution of life in the ocean and on the seafloor. Her research spans a depth and geographic range from coastal waters off Massachusetts to the seafloor three-miles deep in the Pacific Ocean. She has more than 20 years of seagoing experience, including diving with human-occupied and remotely-operated vehicles to deep-sea hydrothermal vents.

Cassidy D’Aloia PhD is a marine ecologist who specializes in using genetic methods to understand how far marine organisms disperse. Most of her work focuses on SCUBA diving to study tropical fishes on coral reefs, but she is also broadly interested in applying movement data into conservation planning efforts to protect future biodiversity.

Annette Brickley is a science education specialist with over a decade of experience in science outreach, teacher professional development, and instructional design. Brickley has developed content for the Science on a Sphere in conjunction with projects in environmental literacy funded by the National Science Foundation.


Coming Up in January

John Crosby PhD is a science teacher at Tabor Academy in Marion, MA.  He is also the Principle Investigator of a collaborative research effort with the National Park Service and the US Geological Survey designed to study the decline and recovery of Acropora coral species on the reefs surrounding the island of St. John in the US Virgin Islands.  John earned his Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Maine.  He went on to become a Principle Research Scientist at the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology.  There he participated in physician-scientist training programs and directed research in hematological oncology.  He’s been engaging Tabor students and faculty in reef research in the Virgin Islands for the last 15 years.  John lives with his family in Marion, MA and enjoys diving, four-wheeling, wood-turning and paying two college tuitions.


All attendees will receive a 15% off certificate for Not Your Average Joe’s which can be redeemed on the evening of each lecture. nyaj_vertical