Lectures and Special Events
Lonesome George and the Galápagos Today: What the Tortoise Taught Us
September 18, 2014
Charles Darwin’s visit to the Galápagos Islands in 1835 helped him decipher evolution by natural selection, the process responsible for the dizzying abundance of species on the planet. Today, hundreds of those species go extinct each year. In honor of the Museum’s special exhibition of Lonesome George, the famed Galápagos tortoise that was the last of his species, join us for an in-depth conversation about biodiversity and conservation. Uncover the issues and current environmental initiatives in the Galápagos, and explore the possibilities and perils that lie ahead. The conversation will feature Johannah Barry and Linda Cayot of the Galápagos Conservancy, James Gibbs of the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, and Arturo Izurieta, Director of the Galápagos National Park. The discussion will be moderated by the Museum’s Chief Conservation Scientist, Eleanor Sterling.
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Join author Melanie L. J. Stiassny on an epic, oceanic journey, in this third installment of the Natural Histories series.
March 14, 2015
Join Brock Fenton and Nancy Simmons as they discuss their new book and present these fascinating nocturnal creatures in a new light.
March 21, 2015
Join us as we explore the special relationship between Earth and the Sun.
March 25, 2015 - March 27, 2015
Join us for a very special event as iconic choreographer Karole Armitage premieres a new dance production about climate change and its cultural context created specifically for the Museum's Milstein Hall of Ocean Life.