Jurassic Park: Coming Soon to a Zoo Near You?

When: Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Doors at 6:00pm, event at 7:00pm

Cost: $8.00 advance tickets,
$10.00* suggested cover at the door

Food and Drink: Beer, wine, popcorn, and snacks available. You’re welcome to bring food into the theater with you.

Science on Tap is a science lecture series where you can sit back, enjoy a pint, and laugh while you learn. Listen to experts talk about the science in your neighborhood and around the world. You don’t have to be a science geek to have fun—all you need is a thirst for knowledge!

Have you ever wondered how close technology has really come to creating a zoo of extinct animals? Or what goes on inside programs devoted to saving those close to extinction? Join reproductive physiologist Carrie Hanna and veterinarian Dominique Keller and hear about the science and the practice behind programs that support endangered species conservation. Learn about the techniques of assisted reproductive technology (ART) that are the foundation of many species survival plans (SSP) and advances in research that could change the way we prevent species decline. Then take a visual journey and discover what it is like working with populations of rare and endangered animals. Hear first-hand the challenges and rewards of traveling around the world to save the precious few.

Carrie Hanna, Ph.D. is a reproductive physiologist at the Oregon National Primate Research Center where she serves as the Associate Director for the Assisted Reproductive Technology Core and as the Scientific Support Manager for the Oregon Center for Research in Permanent Contraception. Dominique Keller, D.V.M, Ph.D., DACZM is a senior veterinarian at Busch Gardens in Tampa, Florida and is involved in clinical medicine and conservation research programs working with sloths, armadillos, and other wildlife. She can be seen weekly on the Emmy-nominated television series “The Wildlife Docs” where she and The Busch Gardens vet team care for over 12,000 exotic animals.