Thursday April 27, 6:00 pm

Join us in the Dickinson Family Education Conservatory for an exciting evening as Dr. David Western highlights his 55 years of research and conservation in the African savannas. Dr. Western, known as Jonah, will showcase how our views of nature and changing sensibilities are reshaping conservation in our human-dominated age.

Western has studied the coexistence of people and wildlife in the savannas since 1967 and is a pioneer of community-based conservation. A former director of the Kenya Wildlife Service, he oversaw Wildlife Conservation Society’s international programs, chaired the IUCN African Elephant and Rhino Specialist Group, co-founded The International Ecotourism Society, set up the African Conservation Centre in Nairobi, and was a an adjunct professor at UCSD for many years.

SDBG follows local safety and health guidelines, and supports staff and visitors who choose to wear masks as they prefer. 

Cost: Free; a suggested donation of $10 will help support the Garden’s operations, including vital conservation and education programs, and maintaining our 37 acres featuring over 5,000 plant species.

Class Format: In Person, indoors

CANCELLATION POLICY: Space for this event is limited. While the program is free, if you are unable to attend, please cancel your registration to allow for other participants to join in.