Join us at the Museum for an evening of “Tiny Giants” and singing mice

For immediate release ‐ January 12, 2016

Contact: Emelia Cowans, 919.707.9837. Images available upon request

Raleigh — The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences hosts an evening of extreme proportions featuring a special screening of “Tiny Giants 3D” in the Museum’s WRAL-3D Theater on Thursday, January 21, 7:30 p.m. “Tiny Giants” won Best Immersive film at the 2015 Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival. This extended, 40-minute version includes 20-minutes of additional footage.

Prior to the viewing, Dr. Matina Kalcounis-Rueppell of UNC-Greensboro will talk about the importance and complexity of ultrasound calling by North American deer mice, which can’t be seen or heard without remote sensing technology. Her lecture, “Singing in the Rain: Songs of California Mice,” begins at 6:30 p.m. The movie screening follows at 7:30 p.m., then Q&A.

Kalcounis-Rueppell teaches courses in animal behavior and vertebrate zoology at UNC-G and has a research program centered on the ecology and behavior of North American forest-dwelling bats and mice. She received her undergraduate and MS degrees at the University of Regina, her PhD at the University of Western Ontario, and post-doctoral training at the University of California at Berkeley.

Space is limited for this event. Tickets are $5 for the General Public, Free for members. Tickets are available online or at the Museum Box Office. Complimentary popcorn and soda will be provided. For more information, contact Andrea Jones at 919.707.9839 or via email at

The film and presentation are held in conjunction with the Museum’s current traveling exhibit, “Extreme Mammals,” which highlights the biggest, smallest and most amazing mammals of all time. The exhibition runs through March 27, 2016.

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