LOCATION: Aquarium of the Pacific
100 AQUARIUM WAY, LONG BEACH
Lecture presented by Paula Ficara and Steve Wastell, co-founders and directors, Apex Protection Project.
Cost: $5.00 per ticket for advance online reservations or $10.00 per ticket on the day of the event at the door (if available). Parking is $6.00 for the first 2.5 hours in the structure located directly across from the Aquarium. Cash bar.
Biologically, humans are closest to their primate relatives, but socially, we’re closer to wolves than you would ever imagine. With that understanding, it’s hoped that the negative myths that have demonized them for so long are replaced with empathy and a desire to help in protecting them, giving this incredible, keystone species a fighting chance at survival.
Ficara and Wastell will discuss the importance of connecting people to wolves on an emotional level, while also sharing biological and ecological facts. Since its conception, Apex has helped rescue over 400 captive-born wolves and wolfdogs in need and continues to advocate for wolves in the wild through educational programming.
This presentation with Q&A will take place in the Aquarium’s Honda Pacific Visions Theater. Following their talk, there will be cocktails and other beverages available, with music and crafts in the Pacific Visions Art Gallery, where guests can mix and mingle and partake in Paint-a-Fish.