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Meet the Scientist in the Discovery Room

October 11, 2014 - December 6, 2014

On Saturday December 6th, visitors 7 and older can chat with scientists and learn how they became interested in their fields.  Contact discovery@amnh.org for more details.

 
 

Sara Ruane
 
"Stalking Snakes and Luring Lizards"
 
Saturday, December 6th in the Discovery Room
 
Sessions at 2:15pm, 3:00pm, and 3:45pm

 

Sara Ruane

Leaping lizards, herpetology is fun! Join Sara Ruane, a post-doctorial research fellow at the Museum, as she talks about her work studying reptiles and amphibians all around the world, including her recent field work in Madagascar. Discover the tools of the trade used for locating and trapping these sometimes hard-to-find critters. Learn the proper handling techniques that protect her from these sometimes deadly creatures. Finally, consider the questions she and her colleagues seek to answer while coming face-to-face with some slithering specimens.

 

 

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