Endangered Species Conference

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Endangered Species Conference

Date: Saturday 22nd of June
Time: 12:00:00 - 17:00:00
Price: £5.00
Room: Gallery



Will Travers OBE, President and Co-Founder of the Born Free Foundation is headlining the Endangered Species Conference with a talk about wildlife conservation. This conference is being held in conjunction with ‘Where Did All the Animals Go?’ an exhibition of North East School Children’s Drawings working with Artist, Jane Lee McCracken. Jane will open the conference with an introduction about the development, in corporate partnership with Born Free, of her ‘Drawing for Endangered Species’ workshops and working with local school children to produce artwork for the exhibition.

The conference will focus on the importance of wildlife and biodiversity to humanity as well addressing positive and innovative ways to encourage individual action and the growth of collective responsibility towards wildlife welfare. Guest speakers include Simon Clinton, CEO and Founder Save Wild Tigers, Dr Melvin Gumal, Director WCS Malaysia, PC Peter Baker, Officer Northumbria Wildlife Crime Unit and a panel of school children led by exhibition initiators Artist Teacher Christine Egan-Fowler, Royal Grammar School, Newcastle and Arts Co-ordinator Linda Peacock, Jarrow Cross Primary School.

EXHIBITION AND CONFERENCE AIM

Both exhibition and conference call for wider awareness and compassion for wildlife affected by human destruction, and the subsequent impact of wildlife depletion on humanity if we don’t act now. These events, which also include workshops and film screenings during the exhibition, reveal the facts as to why and how species are threatened and provide access to vital knowledge as well as concise, key actions each one of us can take, so we can make positive changes for wildlife, both locally and globally.






“Where did all the Animals Go?”

Tuesday 4th of June | Charlotte

Global issues like our responsibility for endangered animals are so important for us to explore at Thought Foundation, and more importantly we want to learn how we can take positive action to protect our wildlife.

Over the passed year we have been working alongside an amazing artist Jane McCracken on our up and coming exhibition “Where did all the Animals Go?”. She has engaged over 200 school children and members of the community to share the plight of our worlds many endangered animals. The exhibition will showcase her biro artwork and animals portraits by young people.
 
In partnership with Jane and alongside the exhibition we are hosting a “Where did all the Animals Go?” Conference, our headline speaker is Will Travers OBE president of BORN FREE Foundation. It will be an informative afternoon where the audience can learn about wildlife conservation, the importance of wildlife and biodiversity to humanity as well addressing positive and innovative ways to encourage individual action and the growth of collective responsibility towards wildlife welfare.


Both exhibition and conference call for wider awareness and compassion for wildlife affected by human destruction, and the subsequent impact of wildlife depletion on humanity if we don’t act now. These events, reveal the facts as to why and how species are threatened and provide access to vital knowledge as well as concise, key actions each one of us can take, so we can make positive changes for wildlife, both locally and globally.


The “Where did all the Animals Go?” exhibition starts 20th June for 6 weeks and is free entry, the conference 22nd June 12-5pm, £5 for adults and £2.50 for kids (all proceeds contribute to on-going work around endangered animals). You can book your tickets on eventbrite.co.uk or at Thought Foundation.


We realise it's a long afternoon for young humans, so we will be screening the film Wall-e for free in our workshop room.