Blank Park Zoo
Blank Park Zoo

Open Daily, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
$14 adults, $8 children

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Open Daily, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
$14 adults, $8 children

View All Rates ›

Conservation Speaker Series - Dr. Jerry Schnoor

February 6, 2020

2020 Conservation Speaker Series: Climate, Condors and Conservation Canines

Thursday, February 6, March 5 and April 2

From the climate, to California Condors, to conservation canines, the 2020 Hope for the Wild Speaker Series truly has something to offer for every interest. Dr. Jerry Schnoor, Chris Parish and Dr. Megan Parker will each share their journey in how their expertise and talents have helped save wildlife and wild places. Please join Blank Park Zoo in welcoming these conservation champions. 

Afternoon Session:
4:00 PM Presentation
$15 for single afternoon session

Evening Session:
6:30 Doors Open and Soft Beverages Available
7:00 PM Presentation
$15 for single evening session

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For more information, please call 515-974-2523 or email 


Dr. Jerry SchnoorDr. Jerry Schnoor – Climate Change & Iowa

Thursday, February 6, 2020

4:00 PM & 7:00 PM

As the co-director of the University of Iowa Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research, Dr. Jerry Schnoor has spent over 40 years in civil and environmental engineering, studying some of humanities greatest challenges. His work primarily focuses on climate change and the environment, with an emphasis on water quality. Dr. Schnoor and his students pioneered and developed new methods to help clean water through the use of plants (phytoremediation.) For this innovative work, Dr. Schnoor received the American Chemical Society Award for Creative Advances in Environmental Science and Technology in the spring of 2019. Please join Dr. Jerry Schnoor for his presentation “Climate Change and Iowa” on February 6, 2020.

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