Animal Conservation: Women at the Forefront

Sep 26

Animal Conservation: Women at the Forefront

6 - 9 PM

Free Event, Pre-registration required
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Time: 6-9pm

Location: Indianapolis Marion County Public Library, Central Library

Cost: Free with registration

Join us as we celebrate the women making incredible contributions in the field of animal conservation.  Hear from female scientists whose dedication and passion are helping to save species across the globe, including right here in Indiana.

The panel includes:

2021 Indianapolis Prize Winner, Dr. Amanda Vincent

Dr. Amanda Vincent was the first person to study seahorses underwater, the first to document the extensive trade in these fishes and the first to initiate a seahorse conservation project. To learn more about Dr. Vincent, read her bio.

Ocean activist and science communicator, Danni Washington

Danni Washington is an activist, blogger and science communicator who campaigns for cleaner, plastic-free oceans. To learn more about Danni, read her bio.

Indianapolis Zoo Veterinarian, Dr. Michelle Bowman

Dr. Michelle Bowman is a Zoo veterinarian who participates in a wide variety of conservation programs, including providing care the Eastern hellbenders in the Indianapolis Zoo’s head start program. To learn more about Dr. Bowman, read her bio.

Butler University Biology Professor, Dr. Carmen Salsbury

Dr. Carmen Salsbury is a Professor of Biological Sciences with expertise in the areas of behavior and physiological ecology. To lean more about Dr. Salsbury, read her bio.

President of the Women’s Fund of Central Indiana, a CICF Fund, Jennifer Pope Baker

Location: Indianapolis Marion County Public Library, Central Library. Limited drinks and finger foods will be served.

Enjoy a collated list of wildlife conservation books created by the library here and for children here.


Let’s Stay Healthy!

In an effort to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus, The Indianapolis Marion County Public Library will be requiring face masks for all library visitors and staff regardless of vaccination status. Visitors and library staff will also be required to wear face coverings at all events, including Indianapolis Prize signature events.

On behalf of the Indianapolis Public Library, we sincerely thank you for your continued understanding as we work to keep the library a safe and healthy place for visitors. We look forward to seeing you at our future events!


Special thanks to The Heritage Group for supporting Indianapolis Prize outreach events.

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A special thanks to our event's beer, wine and hard seltzer sponsors.