The Live Animal Programs Presents: Survivors of the Dino Age!
Suggested for elementary school/family audiences.
The Live Animal Programs Presents: Survivors of the Dino Age! Visit with the Managers of the Live Animal Programs to hear about which animals survived the Great KT Extinction, and why!
Meet with Forest Urban, Manager of Invertebrate Live Animal Programs. Forest will introduce you to some of the first animals to inhabit land - the invertebrates! Travel back in time to discuss what makes invertebrates so unique, and share some ideas about why they may have survived.
Spanish interpretation will be available with Zoom registration on mobile devices and PCs (not compatible with Chromebooks).
To enable the Spanish interpretation feature:
- You will see a button for ‘Interpretation’ on the bottom right of the screen.
- Click the button and choose your language
- If you’d prefer for original audio be be muted, choose the ‘Interpretation’ button again and select ‘Mute Original Audio’
Forest Urban, Manager of Invertebrate Live Animal Programs.
Forest studied Entomology, Evolution and Behavior at the University of Texas and began his career at the Houston Museum of Natural History's Cockrell Butterfly exhibit and Insect Zoo. More recently, he came to NHMLA by way of The Smithsonian Natural History Museum in Washington DC. Forest is passionate about creating exhibits that inspire curiosity about the amazing lives of arthropods.
About the Live Animal Program at NHMLA:
Did you know the museum has a team of professional animal keepers on site 365 days a year? They take excellent care of all animals on exhibit and behind the scenes at the museum, utilizing the natural history expertise of our scientists as well as our veterinarian, who advises on any medical and nutritional needs. Because even a frog needs a doctor sometimes. We have around 15-25 species of vertebrates, and 70-100 species of invertebrates at any given time. Follow the Program Animal’s lives on Instagram @nhmla_liveanimals
Rachel Fidler, Manager of School & Teacher Programs (Moderator)
Rachel earned her B.A. in Sociocultural Anthropology and Developmental Psychology from Scripps College. She joined the Natural History Museum in 2018, having previously worked with students and educators in a variety of museum settings including the San Diego New Children's Museum, the Portland Children's Museum, and Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust. Rachel loves connecting students across Los Angeles with the incredible staff, collections, and exhibits at NHM.
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