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How Do I Become a Wildlife and Conservation Biologist?

April 30, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


The program

Do you have a passion for wildlife and love the idea of protecting the natural world? If so, join us for an opportunity to get academic and career advice from bear biologist Wes Larson, a.k.a. @grizkidDuring this interactive Q&A session, students will have the chance to ask questions about coursework, internships, college programs, and anything else about becoming a successful wildlife and conservation biologist!

Parents, teachers, and mentors are also encouraged to participate. 

The speaker

Photo credit: Wes Larson

Wes Larson has been passionate about wildlife his entire life. As a wildlife biologist who has specialized in bear species and other carnivores for the last nine years, his work has specifically looked at human-bear conflict and ways to avoid confrontations between people and both polar and black bears. Wes also has done a lot of work in the world of science communication in order to teach people about some of the issues facing species around the world. In addition to educating his 126,000 followers on social media and participating in formal speaking engagements like Tedx Vienna, Wes also hosted Mission Wild with CNN Digital. In the series, he investigated different wildlife biology projects around the world, giving viewers an in-depth and entertaining look at the ways that wildlife biologists are fighting to conserve and protect some of the most beloved and important species on earth.



Accessing the program

This free, livestream program will take place via Zoom. Registration is currently open and will remain open until the event has ended. After you register you will receive an email with a link to join the session.


Click here to register


The Linda Hall Library encourages people of all backgrounds and abilities to participate in our public programs. Closed captioning is provided. If you require additional reasonable accommodations in order to participate, please contact events@lindahall.org or call 816.926.8753 at least 24 hours in advance of the event.

Once you register for this event, you will receive email communications from the Linda Hall Library and the Linda Hall Library Foundation. You may choose to opt out of these communications at any time. Your contact information will not be sold or provided to any third parties.

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This program is funded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Its content is solely the responsibility of the Linda Hall Library.


April 30
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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