Brown Bag Lunch

Due to Covid-19 all Brown Bag Lunch Series are cancelled until further notice. 


FREE program for adults

For the 2020 season, our Brown Bag Lunch series will take place on the first Friday of the months listed below! All sessions will be tailored for an adult audience and will take place in the Zoo Classroom, starting at 11:30am and lasting anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour. Hungry? Feel free to bring a lunch to eat as you learn about all the exciting topics listed below! Please email or call (989) 759-1408 with any questions.

To register click here!

March 6, 2020 — SBLC Moose and Wolf Research

We welcome the Saginaw Basin Land Conservancy to share their experience on Isle Royale working with biologists on the wolf and moose population!

CANCELLED – April 3, 2020 — AZA 101

What makes an accredited zoo stand out? Learn all about the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and their excellent standards in animal welfare, conservation, education and safety.

CANCELLED – May 1, 2020 — The Kirtland’s Warbler Story

Join us to hear from William Rapai, acting executive director of the Kirtland’s Warbler Alliance, to hear all about the conservation journey of this Michigan-centric songbird. The Kirtland’s Warbler Alliance is an organization formed to help ensure the long-term conservation of the Kirtland’s Warbler. He is the author of The Kirtland’s Warbler: The story of a bird’s fight for survival and the people who saved it. 

CANCELLED – August 7, 2020 — A Day in the Life

Learn what it’s like to be a zookeeper for a day!

CANCELLED – September 4, 2020 — Our Ambassadors

Did you know the Zoo is home to an entire group of animals that go through special training to help us educate the public? Learn all about these specific individuals and how they become important ambassadors for their species.

CANCELLED – October 2, 2020 — Winter Adaptations

Did you know that every single one of our animals remains at the Zoo year-round? Learn how our animal care staff accommodates all the animals during the frigid Michigan winters!