Mark Siddall has a passion for invertebrates—from worms, leeches and grubs to scorpions and giant squid. An explorer, zoologist, and curator of invertebrates at the American Museum of Natural History, Dr. Siddall wades into Rwandan wetlands and the rainforests of Madagascar in quest of new and fascinating species. He studies them, but he also sometimes… eats them.
In this gourmet talk, Dr. Siddall turns the food chain upside-down and inside-out and asks: What are you eating/what’s eating you? What invertebrates are incredible AND edible? Bring your appetite for science!
Before & After
--Wiggle to grooves that wriggle
--Sample our invertebrate munchies
--Try the jiggly cocktail of the night, the Spineless Wonder
--Stick around for the bugged-out Q&A
Snag tickets for $15 here with code SECRET15, by phone at 212.864.5400 or in person at the Symphony Space box office.
Mark Siddall has been a featured scientist in the New York Times, Discover, New Yorker, boingboing, and on PBS’s NOVA ScienceNOW and StarTalk Radio. He is the author of Poison: Sinister Species with Deadly Consequences, and president-elect of the American Society of Parasitologists. An expeditionary gastronomist and purveyor of peripatetic parasites, he tweets @theleechguy
Secret Science Club (North) meets Tuesday, October 14, 8pm @ Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway @
95th St in . Subway: 1, 2, or 3 to Manhattan 96th Street. This is an all-ages event!