What is the future for zoos?

Panda Mei Xiang (Smithsonian’s National Zoo)

The Cary Institute in Millbrook hosts a discussion with Dan Ashe, president of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums, and Dennis Kelly, former director of the Smithsonian’s National Zoo. The eminent speakers will the address the question: “What role do zoos and aquaria play in advancing environmental understanding?” The audience will come to understand the current challenges, how the next generation of conservationists is being trained and ways in which zoos advance their initiatives by collaborating with academics, NGOs and government agencies globally.

This free event takes place on Friday, May 4 at 7 p.m. at the Cary Institute, located at 2801 Sharon Turnpike in Millbrook. For more information, visit www.caryinstitute.org.