The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden has moved its Barrows conservation lecture series to the Cintas Center. The series, which is in its 10th year, brings in world-renowned speakers to share their true-life struggles and adventures in their work to save wildlife and wild places.
The series' final speaker is Cincinnati native David Quammen, an award-winning writer who is speaking on "Man-Eating Predators and the Food Chain of Power and Glory" on Thursday, May 22.
Quammen recently completed Monster of God, a book that explores the power and prowess of the largest predators on Earth and questions the whys and hows of whether any wild populations of lions, crocodiles, tigers and bears will still exist on this planet in 100 years. Quammen's lecture, based on his new book, offers the audience insight into the world of the large predator along with a mix of travel narrative, humor and intrigue. Quammen is regularly featured in Outside magazine. He has received the national magazine award two times and the academy award in literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters for his book, Song of the Dodo. He is also published in National Geographic magazine, Harper's, Rolling Stone and The New York Times Book Review.
Quammen's lecture begin at 7:30 pm at the Cintas Center's Schiff Family Conference Center. Ticket prices are $8 students/zoo volunteers; $10 zoo members; $12 general public. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Cintas Center ticket office.