Wild Lunch Wednesdays

3 Mar 2021 12:30 - 13:00

Do you miss being able to explore the great outdoors?  Looking for a way to escape the winter blues?  

Join us on Wednesday lunchtimes (fortnightly throughout February and March) as we venture (virtually!) into the field with our ZSL scientists and conservationists.

Watch the next Wild Lunch event here

Each week, we’ll explore a new location and hear first-hand accounts of the highs and lows of life in the field, giving you the opportunity to ask questions along the way.  

From studying large carnivores in Eastern Africa to working onboard a research vessel in Greenland, hiking through dense undergrowth in the forests of the Philippines to braving the elements along the UK coastline, our experts have plenty of wild tales to share with you!

We would like to include your questions for our experts during each event!  Please submit your questions before the event by emailing them to scientific.events@zsl.org with the event title in the Subject line.  Or, on the day, ask a question live here: https://pigeonhole.at/1960   Please be aware we may not be able to answer all questions.

  • Wednesday 3rd MarchWild Dogs, Lions and Me.  Meet ZSL scientist Rosie Woodroffe as she describes her fieldwork experiences working with large carnivores in East Africa.  Ask Rosie about close encounters, how wildlife and people can live side by side, and what she enjoys most about being a zoologist.

  • Wednesday 17th March - Wildlife gems in UK waters.  Meet ZSL marine conservationist Celine Gamble as she takes us into the field closer to home, exploring the coastline and oyster beds of Great Britain.  Ask Celine why oysters are so important, if she’s ever found a pearl and what other animal encounters she’s experienced in our cold, yet bountiful, waters!

  • Wednesday 31st March - Shark Tales.  Meet ZSL scientist David Curnick for our final Wild Lunch of the series, travelling to the Indian Ocean in search of sharks! Blue seas and sandy beaches, some fieldwork locations sound like paradise, but it’s hard work too! Ask David about the highs and lows of life in the field, how to tag a shark, and his most memorable experience of working with these incredible animals.


Watch previous events in the series

Diving deep in Greenland (3 February 2021).  Meet ZSL scientist Chris Yesson and hear about his fieldwork, studying the deep sea floor in Greenland, as he describes close-encounters with icebergs and reveals how he studies what's at the bottom of the sea without getting his feet wet!

Watch Diving Deep in Greenland

Read the follow-up blog for Diving Deep in Greenland.

Wednesday 17th FebruaryA passion for Pangolins.  Meet ZSL PhD student Lucy Archer as she describes her fieldwork experiences in the Philippines, trying to learn more about the world’s only scaly mammal, the Pangolin.  Ask Lucy why these animals are so threatened, what techniques she uses to study them and how she avoids getting lost in dense forest!

Watch 'A passion for pangolins' live

Read the follow-up blog for A passion for Pangolins.


Please read the following information carefully:

  • These interactive online events will be livestreamed to our YouTube channel, which can be found here: zsl.org/IoZYouTube.  Subscribe to our YouTube channel to make sure you don't miss out!

  • Before attending this event, please ensure you have read our Code of Conduct here: PDF icon Code of Conduct at ZSL Online Events (90.41 KB)

  • The events will run from 12.30 - 1.00pm, and will be recorded and available to watch on our YouTube channel afterwards. 

  • There is no charge for these events, and no need to register in advance to watch the livestream.

Further Information

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  • Read the latest blog posts from our scientists and conservationists here.
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