In conjunction with the theme semester, Climate for Change, the Old Capitol Museum is proud to host Jessie Lowry, Director of Conservation and Research at Blank Park Zoo.
From the rain-forests of Borneo to the prairies of Iowa, wildlife is fighting to survive in our rapidly changing world. Open a window to the wild to hear stories from the front lines of conservation. Lowry will share a message of hope for wildlife and wild places. She will outline what’s at stake as well as conservation actions we can all take to save some of Earth’s most majestic creatures.
Jessie Lowry is a wildlife conservationist. She has studied primates in the rain-forests of Costa Rica and Uganda and cared for many species of zoo animals, from sea lions to snakes. Through her role as Director of Conservation at Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines, she has raised funds and awareness for over 50 wildlife organizations, developed creative events and fundraisers and mentored others on how to channel their passion. She is the founder and leader of the pollinator conservation initiative: Plant.Grow.Fly., a coalition of over 50 organizations working together to increase habitat for pollinators. Jessie serves as a Steering Committee member for Zoos and Aquariums Committing to Conservation (ZACC) and is an Emerging Wildlife Conservation Leaders fellow.
This event is free to attend and open to the public. For questions regarding this event please call 319-335-0546.
This event is part of Earth Month and the Climate for Change Theme Semester. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the Old Capitol Museum in advance at (319) 335-0546