This special Field Talk will take you into the wild for a discussion of elephant conservation efforts. For this Field Talk, we welcome Dr. Kate Evans the Founder, CEO, & Principal Researcher of Elephants for Africa, one of the Zoo’s most important conservation partners. She will speak at the elephant habitat about the bull elephant geo-tracking project. Please join us!
Gates open at 6:00 pm, talk begins promptly at 7:00. Guests should go to 1876 Mansion House Drive where they will be greeted by a security officer and instructed where to park.
- This event is FREE, but registration is required.
Additional donations on event night are encouraged to support Elephant for Africa.
Can’t make it in person? Tune in virtually on Zoom Webinar: https://marylandzoo-org.zoom.us/j/84173777271
More about featured speaker, Dr. Kate Evans:
With a lifelong passion for elephants, coupled with an inquisitive nature, Kate followed her childhood dream to work with and understand the great elephant. Kate has over 18 years of experience as a field biologist in Southern Africa. She completed a BSc in Zoology and a Masters degree on the parasitology of a pride of lions in the Okavango Delta at Swansea University. In 2002, she set up a long-term research project on elephants in northern Botswana with the support of Randall Moore, the Botswana Government and the Department of Wildlife and National Parks, which was the basis of her Ph.D. on adolescent male elephant behavior. Kate is a research associate of the University of Bristol, and a member of the IUCN African Elephant Specialist Group, the Elephant Specialist Advisory Group, the South African Wildlife Management Association, and the Zoological Society of Southern Africa.