April 9, 2013

Tuesday, April 16, 8 PM @ the Bell House, FREE! Secret Science Club presents "Sacred Crododiles, Man-eaters, and Mummies" with Evolutionary Biologist Evon Hekkala

Secret Science Club goes wild with crocodile expert Evon Hekkala

Evolutionary biologist Evon Hekkala of Fordham University has searched for man-eating crocodiles in Madagascar, mined museum collections for DNA locked in ancient animal mummies, and discovered “extinct” creatures surviving right under our noses. Her goal? Finding rare, hidden, and endangered species and saving them from oblivion. At the April edition of the Secret Science Club, Dr. Hekkala discusses:
--genetic sleuthing and the evolutionary origins of rare species
--the sacred crocodile, named for the ancient Egyptian practice of venerating, bejeweling, and mummifying crocs
--DNA and wildlife conservation
--the Nile crocodile, one of the most lethal predators on the planet

Before & After
--Groove to untamable tunes
--Sink your teeth into the Q&A
--Sample the Crocodile Tears, our cold-blooded cocktail of the night. It’ll grab you…

This edition of the Secret Science Club meets Tuesday, April 16, 8 pm @ the Bell House, 149 7th St. (between 2nd and 3rd avenues) in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Subway: F or G to 4th Ave; R to 9th St.

Doors open at 7:30 pm. Please bring ID: 21+

No cover. Just bring your smart self!