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Science Matters Lunch & Learn: Behind the Scenes at the Kansas City Zoo

July 15, 2020, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Co-sponsored by the Linda Hall Library and Kansas City Public Library. 

Program Summary: 

Join Kansas City Zoo CEO Randy Wisthoff for a behind the scenes look at the role of zoos in scientific research and conservation efforts,  as well as their response to the Coronavirus Pandemic. 

 Speaker Bio: 

Randy Wisthoff has served as Executive Director/CEO of the Kansas City Zoo since 2003.  Before taking this position, he served at the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, Nebraska for 26 years.  He’s worked as an animal keeper with elephants, gorillas, and orangutans before moving into zoo management.  Under Randy’s leadership, the Kansas City Zoo celebrated a milestone achievement of welcoming more than one million visitors through its gates in 2016.  In 2019 Randy was recognized as Nonprofit Professional of the Year by Nonprofit Connect.  He is a Professional Fellow with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Conservation Ambassador for the Missouri Department of Conservation, and board member with the Zoo Conservation Outreach Group. 


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. To help us better serve our audiences, we have included some demographic questions in the registration form. Your response to these questions is voluntary but appreciated.  Thank you!

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The Linda Hall Library encourages people of all abilities to enjoy our public programs.  If you require reasonable accommodations in order to participate, please contact events@lindahall.org or call 816.926.8753 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.

The program will also livestream on the Library’s Facebook page.

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


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July 15, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Ashley Carlson

Questions? Contact Eric Ward at 816.926.8753 for more information about these events.

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