Enjoy a series of scientific talks on the diversity and evolution of mammals. Learn what makes a mammal extreme: the biological characteristics, behavior and ability to adapt for survival. Each month, we will feature a presentation from renowned scientists and mammal experts.
How Your Dog’s Nose Works
Dr. David Dorman, NC State University, College of Veterinary Medicine
$10 Lecture, $50 Series, $20 Lecture + Exhibit
Join us on October 8 for the first installment of the series: How Your Dog’s Nose Works with Dr. David Dorman, NC State University, College of Veterinary Medicine. We know that dogs have an incredible sense of smell and that they are used to detect narcotics, explosives, and even cancers — but few of us know how they do this. Explore the basis for their amazing ability to detect scents and how scientists at NC State University College of Veterinary Medicine were able to improve the selection and training of dogs used for the detection of improvised explosive devices.
Tickets: $10 Lecture or $50 Series, which includes all six lectures. Add an exhibition ticket to your order and receive $5 off admission. Friends of the Museum members receive free admission to the exhibition.
All lectures will be held in the WRAL 3D Theater. The special exhibition will be open from 5-7pm before each lecture. Last entry time is 6pm. Tickets are available online or at the Museum Box Office.
About the speaker
Dave Dorman is a research veterinarian at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. After growing up in Wisconsin, he went on to complete an undergraduate degree in chemistry at the University of San Diego. He received his DVM from Colorado State University and completed a combined PhD and residency program in toxicology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Dorman’s research interests include examining ways that chemicals interact with the nose. To that end, his work includes efforts in nasal toxicology and cognition and olfaction in animals.
November 5: Dr. Luke Dollar, National Geographic Explorer
Predators, People, and Preservation: 20 Years of Carnivore Conservation
December 3: Dr. Roland Kays, Head of the Biodiversity Research Lab, NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Coyotes: The Extremely Adaptable Predator
January 7: Dr. Kristofer Helgen, Smithsonian Research Zoologist and Head of Mammalogy at the National Museum of Natural History
Mammals in an Age of Extreme Environmental Change
February 4: Sheena Faherty, PhD candidate, Duke University, Department of Biology
Chill out! Hibernation as a “Cool” Way to Survive the Winter
March 3: Dr. Corinne Kendall, Assistant Curator of Conservation and Research, North Carolina Zoo
Africa’s Greatest Killer? Understanding Human-Hippopotamus Conflict
For more information, contact Andrea Jones at 919.707.9839 or firstname.lastname@example.org.