Programs & Events

Science Saturday: Extinction Is Forever: Or Is It?

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Science Talks
Nov. 1, 2014 | Saturday, 11:00am
Ages 8 and older
Location: Nature Research Center - SECU Daily Planet Theater

Passenger Pigeon, Ectopistes migratorius, juvenile (left), male (center), female (right), offset reproduction of watercolor by Louis Agassiz FuertesJohn A. Gerwin, Research Curator, Birds

2014 is the 100th anniversary of the death of the last Passenger Pigeon. Dr. Gerwin will discuss this and other extinction events of various animals from the Southeast. He will also describe a project proposed to bring back the Passenger Pigeon.

Science Saturdays is a series of lectures and demonstrations that are held on the first Saturday of each month in the SECU Daily Planet Theater at 11 am. The presentations mainly target middle- and high-school students, but everyone is welcome to attend.

Science Saturdays are held in partnership with the NC State University Biomedical Engineering Department and are funded through NC Space Grant.