Date(s) - 01/17/2019
Secret Science Club goes WILD with Evolutionary Biologist & Explorer Evon Hekkala
THURSDAY, January 17, 8PM @ the Bell House, FREE!
Evon Hekkala has searched for man-eating crocodiles in Madagascar, mined museums for DNA locked in animal mummies, and discovered “extinct” creatures surviving right under our noses. Her goal? Uncovering the mysteries of evolution, and finding rare, cryptic species and saving them from oblivion.
At the first Secret Science Club of 2019, Dr. Hekkala discusses:
–trekking through fossil-filled caves in search of a lost (and gigantic) crocodilian
–using museum specimens to understand how species respond to climate change
–genetic sleuthing and the origins of rare creatures
–why crocodile specimens hung in the shops of ancient alchemists … hmmmm
Before & After
–Groove to untamable tunes
—Sink your teeth into the Q&A
–Sample the Death Roll, our mean, green cocktail with a twist!
Evon Hekkala is a wildlife researcher & evolutionary biologist at the American Museum of Natural History and a professor of biological sciences at Fordham University. Her research has been featured in the New York Times, Atlantic, Forbes, and New Yorker, and on the National Geographic channel.
This edition of Secret Science Club meets Thursday, January 17, 2019, 8PM @ the Bell House, 149 7th St, Brooklyn (between 2nd and 3rd avenues). Subway: F or G to 4th Ave, R to 9th St.
Doors open at 7:30PM. Please bring ID: 21+. No cover. Just bring your smart self!