Toledo Zoo to Host Climate Change Symposium

Daily Dose  |  02/09/2019 9:00 am

Explorer, Robert Swan, once said: “The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.” Join the Toledo Zoo to learn what together we can do to limit our carbon footprint and the effects of global warming at the Climate Change Symposium on Thursday, February 21, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Malawi Event Center.

The Symposium will include live presentations by experts from the Toledo Zoo and area universities on the many facets of climate change, including Dr. Ryan Walsh of the Toledo Zoo, Dr. Kevin Czajkowski and Dr. Andy Jorgensen of the University of Toledo and Dr. Shannon Pelini of Bowling Green State University. Additionally, there will be virtual presentations by scientists from Polar Bears International in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada and the Alaska Sea Life Center in Seward, Alaska. The program also includes opportunities for the audience to ask questions of the presenters.

The Symposium is geared toward middle and high school students and teachers but all are welcome. Attendance and parking are free but pre-registration is required. To register, please visit and scroll to the bottom of the page. Complimentary parking is available in the Zoo's main lot off the Anthony Wayne Trail.

Questions about the Symposium can be addressed at 419-385-5721 x2048 or [email protected].