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April 2019

Tom Gray Presents: The Amazing Birds of South East Asia

April 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Prospect Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo
Brooklyn, 11225
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Tom Gray is the Director of Science for the conservation organization Wildlife Alliance. He recently moved to upper Manhattan, with Fort Tyron Park slowly becoming his local patch, after 15 years living and working in South East Asia. This talk will focus on some of the remarkable birds of South East Asia, particularly Cambodia, and the conservation efforts focused to conserve them in the face of the region’s rapidly growing economies and shrinking wildernesses. Tom will describe expeditions looking for…

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May 2019

Tessa Boase Presents: Mrs Pankhurst’s Purple Feather: Fashion, Fury and Feminism – Women’s Fight for Change

May 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Prospect Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo
Brooklyn, 11225
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For half a century, from the 1870s to the 1920s, women on both sides of the Atlantic were gripped by a fashion craze that decreed all hats should be laden with feathers. Not just feathers, but wings, bird and whole bodies of birds – often several birds at a time. Species the world over were slowly brought to the brink of extinction, and all for the sake of millinery. Campaigning on behalf of the birds was a small band of…

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