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April 10, 2003
CONTACT: Deborah Pankey-Mebane
(410) 516-7157

Baltimore Zoo Curator Sarro to Lecture at Johns Hopkins

Steven Sarro, curator of birds and mammals at The Baltimore Zoo, will present "The Zoo through the Eyes of a Child," at noon on Wednesday, April 23, in Shriver Hall Auditorium on The Johns Hopkins University's Homewood campus, 3400 N. Charles St. in Baltimore.

Enjoyable for adults and children in the fourth grade and above, Sarro's lecture and slide show featuring the zoo's residents will focus on the zoo's role in the community. It is essential, Sarro says, for children to understand the delicate balance between humans and animals. Through face-to-face meetings with lions, giraffes and polar bears, the zoo teaches geography, biology, and even sociology, instilling children with a life-long respect for the natural world.

Sarro has been working with animals at The Baltimore Zoo for more than 18 years. His bachelor's degree in biological sciences and more than 20 years in the field have made him an expert on owls, waterfowl, African penguins and cranes. Overseeing the largest colony of African black-footed penguins in North America, Sarro is the coordinator of the American Zoo and Aquarium Association's African Penguin Species Survival Plan. In addition, he serves on the Owl Interest Group Subcommittee, the Waterfowl TAG Steering Committee and the International Polar Bear Husbandry Conference Steering Committee.

This lecture is part of the Wednesday Noon Series presented by The Johns Hopkins University Office of Special Events, now in its 37th season of cultural programming on the Homewood campus. Admission is free. For information, call the Office of Special Events at 410-516-7157.

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