Conservation Connection | The Topeka Zoo

Conservation Connection

Conservation Connection is a presentation series that the Topeka Zoo has started in order to inform people about conservation efforts going on in their own backyard as well as on a global scale. Conservation Connection events are held every other month. They are typically held on a Thursday from 6:30-7:30.

 These events are FREE to the public!

2018 Conservation Connection Schedule

March 8th

When you hear about an “endangered animal”, have you ever wondered who decided that it is endangered? The Topeka Zoo wants to answer that for you! On Thursday, March 8th, from 6:30-7:30 PM, the Conservation Connection Program at the zoo will feature a speaker from the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

The IUCN is the global authority on the status of the natural world and measures needed to safeguard it, as it is the international body for determining the listing of species around the world. It is from the exhaustive research done by the IUCN that each nation on Earth knows a species as stable, vulnerable, endangered, critically endangered, or extinct, and it is this listing which, in part, leads to the conservation actions designed to save those species.
Join the Topeka Zoo on Thursday, March 8th as Dr. Kira Mileham, IUCN Director of Strategic Partnerships, speaks on how species become listed, what the result of that listing is, and how it impacts each of us. The zoo gate opens at 6:15 and admission to the public is FREE.

For questions or additional information, contact Dennis Dinwiddie at, or 368-9134.


Other Dates:

May 10th

July 12th

September 13th

November 8th