We are bringing several regionally (or nationally!) known naturalists to MNHC each year and offering an exclusive, dynamic evening with these experts. Our speakers will be interviewed by local news media entrepreneur and SciShow host Hank Green. The $60 ticket also includes light appetizers provided by the Good Food Store, drinks provided by the Dram Shop, and an opportunity to meet a famous naturalist.
2015-2016 naturalists and dates:
November 13, 2015: Jack Horner
Jack Horner is one of the best-known paleontologists in the United States. He discovered and named the duck-billed dinosaur Maiasaura, which provided the first clear evidence that some dinosaurs cared for their young. In addition to his many paleontological discoveries, Horner served as the technical adviser for all of the Jurassic Park films, and even served as partial inspiration for one of the lead characters.
January 15, 2016: John Marzluff
John Marzluff is a professor of wildlife science at the University of Washington and author of In the Company of Crows and Ravens, Gifts of the Crow, and Welcome to Subirdia. John studies the relationship between humans and birds to discover how best to conserve wildlife in our modern, human-dominated world.
April 29, 2016: Emily Graslie
Emily Graslie is the Chief Curiosity Correspondent for the Field Museum in Chicago, and is also the writer, producer, co-creator and host of The Brain Scoop, an educational YouTube channel that explores behind the scenes at the Field Museum in order to share the work of scientists and the value of research collections with the world. Emily travels the U.S. to spread the good word about the importance of science literacy at universities, museums, and conferences galore. Learn more about Emily and her work here.
September 23, 2016: Robert Michael Pyle
Robert Michael Pyle is a lepidopterist, writer, teacher, and speaker who has published seventeen books and hundreds of papers, essays, stories and poems. He earned a PhD in Lepidoptera Ecology and Conservation from Yale University. He has been involved in numerous conservation and environmental education efforts, and in 1971 he founded the international Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation. His recent books include Where Bigfoot Walks: Crossing the Dark Divide, Wintergreen: Rambles in a Ravaged Land, and Sky Time in Gray’s River: Living for Keeps in a Forgotten Place. In 2011, he won the Washington State Book Award in the biography/memoir category for The Mariposa Road: The First Butterfly Big Year.
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