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Oct 08th, 2015

HPU to Host NC Zoo Conservation Researcher

HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 8, 2015 – Dr. Corinne Kendall, associate curator of conservation and research for the North Carolina Zoo, will speak at High Point University at 3 p.m. on Oct. 9 in the David L. Francis Lecture Hall at Earl N. Phillips School of Business. The event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required.

Kendall oversees research for a number of projects taking place at the N.C. Zoo. Currently, she works on African vulture conservation, conservation education at the zoo and in the field, and anti-poaching initiatives.

During her visit to HPU, she will speak about the role that zoos play in furthering species conservation efforts. She will also touch on careers that are currently available in zoos.

“Modern zoos play a critical role in conservation of animals in the wild,” Kendall says. “North Carolina Zoo’s conservation program is helping to protect wildlife both in our own backyard and abroad.”

The event was organized by HPU’s Green Team, a group of faculty, staff and students who help coordinate sustainable practices on campus, such as filtered water stations, secured shredding, electronic recycling and the university’s annual Earth Day celebration.

“The North Carolina Zoo has been such a great partner to High Point University and to the Green Team,” says David Bryden, director of library services and member of HPU’s Green Team. “They have attended each of our Earth Day events, working and talking with students. We are thrilled that Dr. Kendall has taken time from her busy schedule to speak with the HPU community.”