Doug McCoy, assistant curator of education at the Louisville Zoo will speak Monday at 6:30 p.m. at The Livery Stable.

He will be discussing conservation practices of the modern zoo. His presentation will highlight responsible captive breeding programs of endangered species with reintroduction of endangered wildlife into the wild, and the role modern zoos have taken in the preservation of species currently extinct in the wild.

McCoy will discuss the cooperative efforts of zoos to develop species survival plans, and the responsibilities zoos have taken on regarding educating the public in conservation and preservation of the environment and animal habitats.

The event is co-sponsored by Big Oaks Conservation Society and Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge. The program is open to the public, and there is no fee to attend.