Zoo launching “One Wild World” live virtual series Free 3-part weekly series starts October 1
WHAT: The connection between humans and animals has never been more timely or impactful than it is right now. People around the world have the shared experience of a global pandemic, the origins of which can be traced to wildlife and wildlife trafficking.
Join Woodland Park Zoo and experts around the globe for the new series One Wild World: Examining the Intersection of Animals, Humans and Habitats in a Global Pandemic. This live, virtual series is free to watch and offers perspective, education, and solutions to major challenges in wildlife conservation and global health.
RESOURCES: Visit zoo.org/resources for free discussion prompts and learning resources related to each episode. The prompts will be available beginning Oct. 1 and are specifically designed for middle and high school students and teachers
INFO: Can’t watch live? Visit Zoo.org/OneWildWorld for the full recorded series after the air dates.
Special thanks to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. One Wild World is broadcast live thanks to PNTA and #SeattleLives.
Panel: Bonnie Baird, PhD, Animal Welfare Scientist at Woodland Park Zoo Nancy Hawkes, PhD, Director of Animal Care at Woodland Park Zoo Tim Storms, DVM, Associate Veterinarian at Woodland Park Zoo
Special guests: Grant Abel, Director of Life Sciences at Seattle Aquarium Marc Ancrenaz, PhD, Scientific Director at Hutan – Kinabatangan Orangutan Conservation Programme Dan Ashe, President and CEO of Association of Zoos & Aquariums Bonnie Gunn, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Paul G. Allen School of Global Animal Health at Washington State University Tara Harris, PhD, Director of Conservation and Science at Phoenix Zoo, Coordinator of Association of Zoos & Aquariums Tiger Species Survival Plan and Tiger Conservation Campaign Wai Yee Lam, Chief Operations Officer at Rimba Tara Stoinski, PhD, President and CEO/Chief Scientific Officer of Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund
Panel: Jay Julius, Former Chairman and Councilmember of Lummi Nation Robert Long, PhD, Senior Conservation Scientist and Director, Living Northwest Program at Woodland Park Zoo Wendy Willette, Detective with Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Law Enforcement program
Special guests: Lisa Dabek, PhD, Senior Conservation Scientist and Director of the Papua New Guinea Tree Kangaroo Conservation Program at Woodland Park Zoo Alejandro Grajal, PhD, President and CEO of Woodland Park Zoo Lynda Mapes, Environment Reporter with The Seattle Times Nora Nickum, Ocean Policy Manager at Seattle Aquarium Modi Pontio, Associate Director, Tree Kangaroo Conservation Program – Papua New Guinea
Panel: Darin Collins, DVM, Director of Animal Health Programs at Woodland Park Zoo Erin Meyer, PhD, Director of Conservation Programs & Partnerships at Seattle Aquarium Xiaoshun Zeng, PhD, candidate, China Studies Program, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington
Special guests: Bob Ferguson, Washington Attorney General Kae Kawanishi, PhD, General Manager of MYCAT Levi Novey, Outreach and Education Specialist at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Peter Rabinowitz MD MPH, Professor and Director at University of Washington Center for One Health Research Kerston Swartz, Director of Government Affairs at Woodland Park Zoo
Moderator Farrah Paul, Director of Public Relations and Community Affairs at Woodland Park Zoo