Speaker and Lecture Series at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens. Speaker and Lecture Series at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens.

Speaker Series and Classes

Conservation Speaker Series

Learn from the experts. This enlightening Conservation Speaker Series highlights programs and projects The Living Desert supports through financial contributions, partnerships and more. We’re proud to bring world-renowned experts, researchers, biologists, and conservationists to share their stories and experiences about conservation projects happening around the world.

The Living Desert's Speaker Series is open to the public.

There are no Speaker Series events scheduled at this time. 


Living Desert University

Immerse yourself in environmental education with Living Desert University (LDU), a premier opportunity for adults to continue learning. Through LDU, the Zoo offers classes, lectures, workshops, walks, tours, and excursions that highlight our desert biome.

Upcoming opportunities!

Wonderfully Wild Desert Wildflower Bus Tour

Tuesday, March 19th, 2019 Departing from The Living Desert at 8:30am, with an estimated return time of 4:30pm. More info

2018-2019 LDU Catalog

Open to the public; however, space is limited. Fees apply.

LDU Member RegistrationLDU Non-member Registration

For more information, contact us at (760)346-5694 or email