Evening Lecture Series
The zoo’s evening lecture series engage audiences of all ages, especially lifelong learners, who have an appetite for delving deeper into the wonders of wildlife. Join us for Turtle Troubles with Anthony Pierlioni on June 20.
The turtles of the world are in serious trouble. Once thought to be as resilient as the cockroach, turtles, which have remained virtually unchanged since the time of the dinosaurs, are perhaps the most endangered vertebrate group on the planet. Anthony Pierlioni is the Senior Director of the Turtle Room. He has written a book; Black-Breasted Leaf Turtles (Living Art Publishing, 2016). He also writes for several international magazines including REPTILES, and RADIATA magazine. Anthony co-hosts the Pondcast, an online show dedicated to reptiles and amphibians and the people who love them. He developed the Second Chance Project, which gives people with disabilities a change to build skills and confidence by caring for critically endangered turtles. Anthony was awarded the 2017 “Chelonia Personality of the Year” Award by the editors of The Reptile Report.
$10 suggested donation. Refreshments will be served.
Location: The Zoo’s Hanson Building, 1875 Noble Ave., Bridgeport.