Celebrating Reptile Awareness Day with Kelvin Alvarez, Wild Animal Keeper at Bronx Zoo

Oct 21, 2020 5:30PM—7:00PM



Cost $15

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According to the IUCN, over 20% of reptile species are nearing extinction. This is why first-generation Bronx born and raised Kelvin Alvarez, Wild Animal Keeper Bronx Zoo is collaborating on research to conserve them. Join us for our first episode to celebrate Reptile Awareness Day on Oct 21, 2020. You’ll hear about Kelvin’s journey of realizing his dream career working with reptiles and how he is manipulating the sex of Cuban crocodile hatchlings to aid wild populations.

This program is part of the Wildlife Conservation Society’s newest interactive series highlighting diverse professionals in STEM careers called Not All Scientists Wear Lab Coats: A WCS Global Scientist Series. In each session, you’ll learn about a different conservation issue, meet a Wildlife Conservation Society staff member actively working on solutions, and discover how their unique pathway to a STEM career was influenced by their identity. Sessions are remote.

The WCS Education call center is open Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Please feel free to contact our registrars by phone (800-433-4149) or email (bzeducation@wcs.org) if you have any questions.