No matter what the courtship technique, Gresham says that people often are surprised by the similarities between humans and animals.
“Humans are animals,” she said. “Think about how we choose a mate. Often we are looking for someone who can provide a house, protection for the kids, and money. Animals are looking for the same things.”
Friday night, Gresham will present interesting stories from the animal kingdom and draw on her seven years as Director of Education at Zoo New England to show just how similar they are to humans.
“I talk about everything; giraffes, camels, fish,” she said. “We can learn something from every one of them.”
After the lecture, visitors are invited to try any new courtships skills that they have acquired at a cocktail hour. Samples from Barefoot Wine, Samuel Adams Beer, and Cabot cheese will be served, alongside other catering and dessert options. All proceeds from the event benefit Zoo New England.
If you go What: "Sex at the Zoo," a lecture and cocktail reception for the adult crowd. When: Friday, Feb. 15, 6 to 9 p.m. Where: Franklin Park Zoo, One Franklin Park Road, Boston. How: Tickets for those who are 21 and older $25, by calling 617.989.2015, or online at zoonewengland.org/sexatthezoo.