VIRTUAL SPEAKER SERIES 2020-21
LEARN ABOUT WILDLIFE FROM EXPERTS IN THE FIELD
Join Southwest Wildlife ONLINE for our VIRTUAL 2020-21 Speaker Series!
Local organizations and wildlife professionals will tell us about living with our fascinating local wildlife and conservation efforts to save them for future generations. Hosted via Zoom, these virtual webinars will feature a 45-minute presentation from Arizona Game and Fish biologist Jeff Meyers followed by a Q&A session from attendees. Learn about wildlife living around Arizona, as well as the challenges they face - from the comfort of your couch!
Each month will feature a new topic, from October 2020 - March 2021. You can see them listed below!
The Speaker Series events are by reservation only. Tickets are sold for each talk and are $20 for an individual viewer, $40 for a family viewing (one household), and $60 for a Watch Party (more than one household).
To register for one of these Speaker Series events, click the "BOOK NOW" button at the top or bottom of the page, then choose the date you'd like to attend. Organizers (ticket purchasers) will receive the Zoom link several days in advance of the talk.
WOLVES & COYOTES
October 22, 6:30 PM
Take a closer look into the highly adaptable Coyote; an extraordinarily intelligent and opportunistic species! After, we will delve deeper into the history of Arizona’s wolves and what caused them to become extinct and how AZGFD, along with other federal and state agencies, have reintroduced the Mexican Gray Wolf back into our ecosystem.
WILDCATS OF ARIZONA
November 19, 6:30 PM
Arizona is home to four different species of wildcats, including the third-largest felid in the world. From jaguars to bobcats, learn about these misunderstood predators, their current ecology and biology with Arizona Game and Fish Department’s Jeff Meyers.
HIGH COST OF FRAGMENTATION
December 17, 6:30 PM
Explore the high-cost of habitat fragmentation and how it affects wildlife, ecosystems, and humanity. We will explore some case studies from the state of Arizona and discuss possible solutions to one of the most significant threats posed to wildlife and humanity in modern times.
January 14, 6:30 PM
Also known as woodrats, packrats are renowned for their hoarder-style method of home improvement. In truth, this is just one of the many adaptations these mammals use to survive and thrive in the Sonoran Desert. Dig deeper with Jeff Meyers, an Arizona Game and Fish biologist.
February 11, 6:30 PM
Arizona has one of the most diverse mammalian faunal assemblages in the nation, with 134 native mammal species! Join Jeff Meyers, Wildlife Biologist, at the Arizona Game and Fish Department to learn about these different species that call Arizona home.
March 18, 6:30 PM
Who are you calling a pig? Javelina, also known as Collared Peccaries, are actually not pigs, even though they have a common reputation of being such. Join us and learn more about these highly sociable, widely distributed, and oft seen animals here in Arizona!