Programs & Events

The Birds and the Birds and the Bees

Program Number: 
None
Program Type: 
Science Talks
Date: 
Feb. 26, 2014 | Wednesday, 7:00pm
Requirements: 
Ages 13 and up
Location: Museum of Natural Sciences - WRAL 3D Theater, first floor
Fee: 
$5 lecture, $10 combo ticket (lecture + exhibit voucher)

George ArmisteadLet’s talk about bird romance. Natural selection shapes the enormous diversity in appearance, song and behavior among species. George Armistead will discuss some interesting reproductive strategies and associated unusual behavior in birds, with copious innuendo and anthropomorphism to keep the concepts in perspective.

Registration required. Tickets are $5 for the lecture. Or, you may purchase a combo ticket for $10, which includes the lecture and a voucher to visit the “Birds of Paradise: Amazing Avian Evolution” special exhibit at a time of your choosing. The exhibit ends March 23, 2014.

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About the speaker

George Armistead is events coordinator for the American Birding Association. Prior to that, he guided birding tours for 10 years, leading trips to all seven continents. He is a research associate at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. When not working on bird book projects, he spends his free time observing and photographing birds at his favorite haunts along the coast between Cape May, NJ, and Cape Hatteras, NC.