Earth Optimism Webinar: Spying on Whales Online
We think of whales as icons of the sea, but the first whales were certainly not like the ones that you see today: They lived on land, had four legs, and were the size of a dog. How do we know about the deep past of whales, and what does that tell us about how evolution works? In the finale of SERC's 2020 Earth Optimism series, get a closer look with Nick Pyenson, author of "Spying on Whales" and curator of fossil marine mammals at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History. Dive in for the surprising backstory and a glimpse of our shared future with these enigmatic giants. The talk will span the poles to the equator; ice-locked waters to dry deserts; from millions of years in the past to our uncertain future.
This talk will be live streamed on Zoom. A recording will be available to watch on-demand after the live webinar. Sign up online to watch live, or to receive a link to the on-demand recording.
Register for this free event - https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/8815991386182/WN_YJNYF57aRS2FJ1XptED59g
This event is not being hosted by the SJR State Library. We are sharing news of this free event because it is related to the curriculum offered at the College and, therefore, may be of interest to our students, faculty, and staff.
- Tuesday, October 20, 2020
- 7:00pm - 8:00pm
- Time Zone:
- Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
- This is an online event. Event URL: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/8815991386182/WN_YJNYF57aRS2FJ1XptED59g