Barrows Conservation Lectures The Zoo is temporarily closed. While there have been no known cases of exposure to COVID-19 at the Zoo, the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, guests, community and animals is our top priority. In response to the gathering restrictions ordered by Governor DeWine, the Cincinnati Zoo will be canceling or postponing any large events of 100+ people. This includes Barrows Conservation Lecture Series. More info here. Since 1993, the Barrows Lecture Series has brought a slate of esteemed naturalists and scientists to Cincinnati to address wildlife issues and global conservation efforts. For over 25 years, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden has presented its Wildlife Conservation Award to one of its Barrows Conservation Lecture Series speakers. The Barrows Conservation Lecture Series is made possible by the ongoing support of the family of Winifred & Emil Barrows. 2020 Dates & Speakers Wednesday, March 11: Dr. Gary Nabhan, Food from the Radical Center: Healing Our Lands & Communities Postponed – Wednesday, April 1: Dr. Olivia Carril, To Bee or Not to Bee: Documenting bee declines in dynamic landscapes Postponed – Tuesday, April 14: Dr. Thomas Lovejoy, The Wild Solution to Climate Change: Climate Change and the Living Planet (Cincinnati Zoo Wildlife Conservation Award) Postposed – Wednesday, May 6: Dr. Peter Dann, Ask not what penguins can do for us but what we can do for penguins: A story about the recovery of the world’s largest colony of the world’s smallest penguin.