Zoo educator brings live animals to Greenwich Point

Mochie, “little” Giant Anteater, with Jim Knox, Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo curator of education.

Mochie, “little” Giant Anteater, with Jim Knox, Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo curator of education.

On Sunday, Sept. 2, the Bruce Museum Seaside Center at Greenwich Point Park will host Jim Knox, zoologist and curator of education at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, along with a few live animals from the zoo. At 2 p.m. and again at 2:35 p.m., Knox will explore the international state of biodiversity and profile the zoo’s work with Species Survival Plans in Connecticut and beyond. Knox’s message of hope will be underscored by appearances by live animal ambassadors from the zoo including a recovered endangered species and a rescue animal ambassador.

In his talk, Knox will invite guests of all ages to “learn how you can help protect our planet’s most imperiled and majestic creatures” and explain what concerned local citizens can do to become involved in recovery efforts.

In addition to directing education and wildlife conservation programs at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, Knox is the writer and host of PBS’ WildZoofari, and an on-camera wildlife expert for The Today Show, The CBS Early Show, and Fox News. He studied animal science at Cornell University and has had an impressive career in the field of wildlife conservation.

The program, which includes family activities about endangered species from 1:30 to 4 p.m., is part of the Fred Elser First Sunday Science series held at the Innis Arden Cottage/ Bruce Museum Seaside Center in Greenwich Point Park, Old Greenwich.

The event is free and open to the public. No beach pass is needed; just let the front gate staff know you are attending the First Sunday Science program. For more information, contact Bruce Museum Seaside Center Manager Cynthia Ehlinger at [email protected] or 203-413-6756 (Mon.-Fri.).

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