Editors Note: This article has been updated to reflect Wyoming Wildlife Advocates as the host of this event and to clarify that the National Museum of Wildlife Art serves as the venue for the event rather than the host.

JACKSON, Wyo. — Wyoming Wildlife Advocates is hosting a free celebration and community discussion at the National Museum of Wildlife Art about the Endangered Species Act (ESA) on the 50th anniversary of its passage on May 23.

Chris Servheen, former grizzly bear recovery coordinator for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, will speak about why federal protection is the gold standard of wildlife conservation and why the ESA is needed now more than ever.

There will live music, sliders (vegetarian available) and drinks at 6 p.m. and the community discussion with Chris Servheen at 7 p.m. 

Grand Teton National Park is home to a number of species listed on the ESA, although grizzly bears may lose federal protections.