Brookfield Zoo’s Animal Ambassador program is an integral part of the Chicago Zoological Society’s mission of inspiring conservation leadership by connecting people to wildlife and nature. The animal care specialists work closely with a select group of animals to create memorable experiences for guests visiting the Zoo and to the general public at an array of community outreach events. Tim Sullivan, director of behavioral husbandry for the Chicago Zoological Society, will take you behind the scenes to demonstrate how staff use positive reinforcement to train the animals. You may even learn some training techniques to try with your own pets at home. The lecture, which begins at 7 p.m. CT, is free, although a $10 donation is appreciated. Online reservations are required.