02/24/2021 02/24/2021 America/New_York Okapi Conservation Project Maryland Zoo Field Talk! Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://marylandzoo-org.zoom.us/j/96840583210?pwd=cEVVNE9iVGo0RVZYTVQvUXplV1lrUT09 Passcode: 088246 Or iPhone one-tap : US: +13017158592,,96840583210# or +13126266799,,96840583210# Or Telephone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 558 8656 or +1 669 900 9128 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 Webinar ID: 968 4058 3210 International numbers available: https://marylandzoo-org.zoom.us/u/ac487l8ha Virtual

In this Virtual Field Talk, we will travel with Lucas Meers to the Democratic Republic of Congo–by way of his home base in Florida–to learn about the work of the Okapi Conservation Project. Join us to hear about the challenges facing this endangered species and the efforts by and with the local community to protect them.

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Virtual Admission

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  • 12:00 – 1:00 PM (EST) using Zoom webinar

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More about featured speaker, Lucas Meers:

Lucas Meers is the Program Officer for the Okapi Conservation Project which works to protect the endangered okapi in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Like many people who work in the Zoo field, he developed his passion for animals and conservation at a young age playing outside and exploring the woods and creeks behind his house. After majoring in Biology and Marine Science at Jacksonville University, he worked in the Development department at his alma mater before moving to the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens in a development role to be closer to his passion for wildlife.

After a few position moves, he found himself in the conservation department in 2016 where he coordinates the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens’ conservation efforts and spends a large portion of his time focusing on the Okapi Conservation Project by wearing many hats in the lean, 2-person, U.S.-based staff. He travels to the DRC each year to provide support, strategy, and advising on OCP’s holistic programs working closely with the 45-person staff, local communities, and the indigenous Mbuti pygmies.

Questions? Contact our education team by phone at 443.552.5300 or email education@marylandzoo.org.