Win Tickets ($30): Oregon Zoo Pub Talk: Polar Bears and Penguins | Experts Discuss Saving Animals Threatened by Climate Change

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Oregon Zoo Pub Talk: Polar Bears and Penguins on January 17 . To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, January 11 .


From our sponsors:
Oregon Zoo Pub Talk: Polar Bears and Penguins
January 17, 2019
Doors 6 p.m., Talk Starts at 7 p.m. | $15 | 21+
More info:

Oregon Zoo
4001 SW Canyon Road, Portland, Oregon 97221

Have drinks with your friends while learning about the similar challenges facing both penguins and polar bears

Presented by Pro Photo Supply, Oregon Zoo Pub Talks connect you with conservation experts. Each month conservation, animal care or wildlife science professionals share their knowledge and experience saving animals across the planet, from the forests of Borneo to the skies of the Pacific Northwest.

At this event, Oregon Zoo director Dr. Don Moore and Amy Cutting, who oversees the zoo’s marine life area, will discuss the similar challenges affecting polar bears and penguins.

A recent study published in Marine Mammal Science—based on data collected at the Oregon Zoo—measures the “energetic costs of aquatic locomotion in a subadult polar bear,” and the findings could have serious implications for wild bears as climate change transforms their habitat. Scientists at the zoo discovered that the young polar bear Nora burned more calories while swimming than other marine and semi-aquatic mammals.

While polar bears and penguins live in different hemispheres, both species face difficult futures because of human activity. Polar bears and their sea ice habitats in the Arctic are threatened by climate change, forcing them into new regions where they have to work harder for food. Penguins, along with their habitats on Antarctica and its neighboring continents, are also vulnerable due to climate change, oil spills, pesticides, construction and destruction of habitat; they’re also preyed upon and competing with other species for food.

Learn what the Oregon Zoo is doing to enhance our knowledge and protect these important species. Find out what actions humans can take to protect penguins and polar bears while having drinks and snacks with your friends.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and the talk begins at 7 p.m., followed by a Q&A.

GET TICKETS Tickets are $15.

The event is located at the Oregon Zoo Cascade Grill. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Oregon Zoo Pub Talks are fun, educational events that help support the zoo’s mission of creating a better future for wildlife through its animal welfare, education and conservation programs. Pub Talks are made possible by the Oregon Zoo Foundation‘s Education Endowment, which is generously funded by Oregon Zoo members and donors. Click here to learn how you can support the zoo. Find out about the other talks by visiting

The Oregon Zoo encourages all guests to take public transport to the zoo, which is located five minutes from downtown Portland, and is accessible by MAX Light Rail line. Visit Explore Washington Park for transportation and parking information.

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45 Responses to Win Tickets ($30): Oregon Zoo Pub Talk: Polar Bears and Penguins | Experts Discuss Saving Animals Threatened by Climate Change

  1. Dee December 18, 2018 at 8:29 pm #

    It would be an awesome birthday present if I win this!

  2. Lisa Cox December 19, 2018 at 6:51 am #

    Would really like to learn more about this topic, thank you for the chance!

  3. Sam December 19, 2018 at 8:35 pm #

    The realities facing two very different creatures will be fascinating, i want to learn and be around others who want to learn!

  4. Chris December 20, 2018 at 4:06 pm #

    This sounds like a great collection of things!

  5. AJ December 20, 2018 at 4:14 pm #

    This is all that I want for the new year (almost)!

  6. Margo December 20, 2018 at 6:07 pm #

    I fuckin’ love penguins and waddle like one too! I did a report about penguins in the 7th grade. While not a hardcore environmentalist, I am mindful of the carbon footprint I leave behind and hopefully am bringing my young daughter up to be mindfully conscious of her world and future as well. I would like this opportunity to learn more!

  7. Monica December 20, 2018 at 6:44 pm #

    Polar bears and Penguins are two of the most fascinating animals!!! I would have happy feet and an almost unBEARable amount of joy to partake in some of my favorite activities at one of my favorite Portland spots. Pints, penguins and polar bears, oh my!

  8. Cheryl December 22, 2018 at 7:58 am #

    Two of my favorite animals!

  9. Lori December 24, 2018 at 12:17 pm #

    I’d love to win and take son who has been in college for wildlife ecology!

  10. Cathryn December 24, 2018 at 9:00 pm #

    Would love to hear this talk!

  11. Marco1 December 25, 2018 at 11:47 am #

    I need to attend or I will go extinct.

  12. Dani December 26, 2018 at 1:55 am #

    I’d love to go to this talk! Nothing like good beer and hearing about how we can keep nature’s delights around for generations to come. :)

  13. Sam S December 26, 2018 at 11:53 am #

    Cool date night option! Let’s learn about our furry friends who need our help!

  14. Carrie C December 27, 2018 at 2:33 pm #

    I would love to attend. I am a woman Who returned to college to pursue a Marine biology degree and one of my interests is conservation and climate change. I’m looking for opportunities like this to continue to gain knowledge about our climate and how animals may adapt and also their hurdles in surviving this global change. My ultimate goal is to work in rescue rehab and education, and knowing their challenges will help us discover ways to help.

  15. Cassi December 27, 2018 at 3:11 pm #

    This would be a fantastic opportunity to learn more about these amazing animals and their habitat while enjoying some great PNW brews. I would love to take my husband.

  16. Paula Seid December 28, 2018 at 2:25 pm #

    I have never been to a talk here. This would be a great way to get started.

  17. Christine Van Halder December 29, 2018 at 2:03 am #

    I would love to win tickets to the wildlife lecture on polar bears and penguins.

  18. Kim A Coffman December 29, 2018 at 5:00 pm #

    I would love to hear more about this, as a person that is more than outraged over the notion of climate change being ‘questionable’. Really? Of all the subjects that tear at my heart, it is the subject of exploitation of our majestic animals and the hardships they are collectively facing due to NO FAULT of their own. Unbelievable. Now I’ve come to understand that Russia has annexed a large portion of the Artic for oil excavation. Others countries are lined up right behind them. I read last week that the drilling has exposed anthrax that was frozen in the permafrost. It’s killing native people and reindeer. I can’t imagine how polar bears are fairing. Heart breaking, all of it!!

  19. Molli Taylor January 2, 2019 at 10:21 am #

    this looks really fun and educational. i am a major nerd.

  20. Heather January 2, 2019 at 11:15 am #

    This sounds right up my alley.

  21. Greg January 2, 2019 at 12:35 pm #

    THis is my kind of pub talk and I know exactly who I’d like to take.

  22. Beth January 2, 2019 at 12:36 pm #

    I went to the California Condor talk and would love to win tickets to this one as well! Thank you so much for the opportunity!

  23. Roz January 2, 2019 at 12:36 pm #

    I would love to see this and learn more about what I can do to help them. Thank you for promoting this!

  24. Rebecca Sanchez January 2, 2019 at 2:26 pm #

    I really hope I win this! I’ve always wanted to attend a Zoo Talk!

  25. Coleman January 2, 2019 at 2:42 pm #

    Would really love this-what a fun time plus great talk!

  26. Meg Hall January 2, 2019 at 2:44 pm #

    I’d love to attend!

  27. Veronica January 2, 2019 at 3:21 pm #

    SOunds fantastic!

  28. Amy January 2, 2019 at 9:13 pm #

    This would be such a fun event!

  29. Shadow Rose January 3, 2019 at 1:31 pm #

    This is going to be sad, but hopefully there’s hope.

  30. Christie January 3, 2019 at 3:17 pm #

    This would be an awesome birthday gift to myself!

  31. Nicole January 3, 2019 at 6:26 pm #

    yet another excuse to go to the zoo <3

  32. Kathy J Evangelista January 3, 2019 at 9:13 pm #

    Polar Bears are my favorite critters. Attending this would be fascinating. I think learning as much as we’re able about these topics is important.

  33. Anne L January 3, 2019 at 9:30 pm #

    pick me! I love polar bears and penguins!

  34. Kylie January 4, 2019 at 1:14 pm #

    YES PLEASE! This sounds like an amazing evening!

  35. Helki Watson January 6, 2019 at 12:09 pm #

    This would be such fun!

  36. Lizz January 7, 2019 at 1:45 pm #

    I’d love to go to this.

  37. Shannon January 8, 2019 at 12:15 pm #

    This would be super interesting!

  38. Bree January 8, 2019 at 12:24 pm #

    Get my smarts on!

  39. Emily Herrera January 8, 2019 at 2:51 pm #

    I think it’s a fun way to learn about our unfortunate climate change and probably get more people to fight for animals than reading a boring brochure

  40. Regan January 8, 2019 at 3:30 pm #

    What an interesting night out this would be!

  41. Brooks Fuentes January 10, 2019 at 2:25 pm #

    I would love to go to this talk — penguins are my favorite animal!

  42. mark January 10, 2019 at 2:39 pm #

    This sounds like an opportunity to TALK TO THE ANIMALS…
    and have them talk back!

  43. Melody R Frye January 10, 2019 at 5:51 pm #

    I love bears and penguins.

  44. Aaron January 10, 2019 at 6:55 pm #

    Raaaaaaaar, squaaaaaaaawaaaak! (<—— reasons in bearish and penguinese)

  45. Victoria R January 11, 2019 at 12:14 pm #

    penguins?? nooo I like those animals. I must go to learn more!

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