Speaker Series 2019-2020
Join us here at Southwest Wildlife for our 2019-2020 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. Each event starts with a short tour of Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center's sanctuary followed by a one hour presentation from our featured speaker.
- Join us on November 13th at 5 pm to dive into black bears with Arizona Game and Fish Biologist Jeff Meyers!
- Join us January 15th at 5 pm to fall in love with our local reptiles with the Phoenix Herpetological Sanctuary!
- Join us March 18th at 5 pm to hear about the mule deer tracking program happening right next door in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve with the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy!
The Speaker Series events are by reservation only. Space is limited. $30/adult, $20/child (ages 3-12), 2 yrs and under are free.
To register for one of these Speaker Series events, follow the links below, or check our Events Calendar under the Visit Us tab for available dates and times.
Nov 13th, 5pm
Take a dive into the natural history and modern biology of an iconic species, Ursus americanus, the black bear. These bears are opportunistic feeders and have complex and interesting lives.
January 15th, 5 pm
Learn what to do if they ever see or hear a rattlesnake in the wild, why Gila monsters are such amazing animals, why desert tortoises are protected animals, and how to tell if a snake is venomous or non-venomous.
March 18th, 5 pm
How is wildlife affected by urban stressors and resources? Learn how and why wildlife is monitored by the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy and partners, in the more than 30,500 acres of protected Sonoran Desert habitat.