The Power of Poison Educators' Evening
November 22, 2013
Join us on Friday, November 22 for an evening celebrating our upcoming exhibition The Power of Poison. The evening will provide an opportunity for teachers to view the exhibition, hear from the curators who worked on the exhibit, network with other educators, and gather resources on how to use the exhibit with their students. Participants will receive Educator Guides and related activities that provide tools to align science content with Common Core State Standards in ELA for reading and writing.
The Power of Poison explores the biological basics of poison and the ways in which people have confronted its perils and potential. Live golden poison frogs and a walk-through diorama of Colombia’s dense Chocó lowland forest allow visitors to examine a variety of evolutionary strategies. Other exhibition highlights include a gallery of some of history’s most mysterious poisonings, from Cleopatra’s legendary snakebite to Napoleon’s alleged death by arsenic, a live presenter Detecting Poison theater, in which visitors explore a real-world poisoning case that highlights the dramatic advances in toxicology and forensics since the 19th century and an iPad game in which visitors can try their hands at solving other puzzling poison-related cases.
- 4:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.: Reception
- 4:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.: Curator Talk
- 5:45 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.: Visit the Exhibition
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