CONSERVATION SPEAKER SERIES



Conservation Speaker Series: Sharks and Rays
June 15  //  5:30-7:30 pm

Dr. Rachel Graham, Executive Director, MarAlliance

Members - $30
Non Members - $35
Children - $10
Your ticket includes dinner, 1 drink, the presentation and a zoo experience with our own amphibians.

To purchase tickets and for additional information, please contact Lucas at meersl@jacksonvillezoo.org or at (904) 757-4463 ext. 396.

MarAlliance improves the understanding and conservation of threatened marine species and their habitats, notably sharks and rays on the Mesoamerican reef. To do this, they create new knowledge by monitoring the abundance and characteristics of species in key sites. They train local fishermen to help them at sea and engage the local communities to obtain information on sightings of important species. They the share this knowledge in many different formats to many different audiences, from the youngest audiences in pre-schools all the way to politicians and other decision-makers. Through this, they hope to inspire a sense of wonder about the ocean, to promote sustainable tourism and to foster the effectiveness of marine protected areas.