Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Webinar: Teen Earth Optimism – Species Conservation

Archived Webinar

The Zoom webinar with Curator Juan Rodriguez aired June 9, 2020, as part of the Teen Tuesday: Earth Optimism series. Watch a recording in the player above.


This program explores the role zoos play in species conservation with Juan Rodriguez, the curator of carnivores of Asia and South America at the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute. Watch to learn how Smithsonian scientists like Juan are supporting the survival of animals like maned wolves, clouded leopards, and red pandas through innovative research and species management. Juan shares some of the amazing stories from his work and why he is optimistic about the future of vulnerable species. 

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Videos and Webcasts
Grade Level
6-8, 9-12
Life Science