Adult Camps & Lectures


Lectures provide up to 200 guests with unique opportunities to hear stories from the field by renowned conservation experts. Lectures take place in the fall and spring and every lecture is followed by a complimentary wine and hors d'ouvres reception. Brookfield Zoo is always bustling with activity, but come hear what amazing things are happening near and far from Brookfield! All of our lectures are held in our Discovery Center and begin promptly at 7:30 pm. 

Adult Camps are presented by CZS Staff to give our adult guests an intimate and unique perspective on conservation and animal care. These programs are designed for mature audiences and may have a minimum age requirement. Our program locations may vary and some camps may include tours, activities, and hikes. Seating is limited so sign up today!
 

Adult Camp: Primate Politics

Campaigning for supporters, exchanging favors, creating alliances, and manipulating constituents – these aren’t just strategies for politicians! Learn how primates such as apes and monkeys play the politics game in order to gain power and rank among their social groups.

Date and Time: Thursday, October 20, 2016 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Price: $25 per person
Maximum Participant Count: 30
Class Location: Great Bear Wilderness Classroom
Parking: South Lot

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Lecture: The Secret Lives of Oceanic Marine Predators Revealed with Bio-Logging Technology

Dr. Conners will present her work on the movement ecology of North Pacific albatross using bio-logging technology. She will give insight into how we can use bio-logging technology (GPS, satellite, and geo-location) to unlock the secret lives of wide-ranging marine predators. Guests will also get a glimpse into the movement patterns, foraging strategies, and at-sea habits of two species of long-lived seabirds: Laysan and black-footed albatrosses.

Date and Time: Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
Price: $16 per person, $13 for members
Maximum Participant Count: 200
Class Location: Discovery Center, Savannah Room
Parking: Discovery Center Lot

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Lecture: Improving Chimpanzee Welfare in the AZA and Beyond

Dr. Hall will present her work coordinating the study of chimpanzee welfare at 17 institutions accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). Ultimately, the study will shift the focus of welfare assessments from resource-based to an outcome-based approach that will have wide-reaching impacts not only for captive chimpanzees in various settings (zoo, research, sanctuary), but also for all captive species, everywhere.

Date and Time: Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
Price: $16 per person, $13 for members
Maximum Participant Count: 200
Class Location: Discovery Center, Savannah Room
Parking: Discovery Center Lot

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Have questions? Contact the Education Department at adventuresinlearning@czs.org!

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We are proud to partner with the National Inclusion Project to benefit Zoo Campers with special needs, including physical disabilities, autism, sensory processing disorders, and attention deficit disorders.