January 13, 2019

Secret Science Club presents Evolutionary Biologist & Explorer Evon Hekkala, THURSDAY, January 17, 8PM @ the Bell House, FREE!

Secret Science Club goes WILD with biologist & explorer Evon Hekkala

Evolutionary biologist Evon Hekkala has searched for man-eating crocodiles in Madagascar, mined museum collections for DNA in ancient animal mummies, and discovered “extinct” creatures surviving right under our noses. Her goal? Uncovering the mysteries of evolution and finding rare, cryptic, and lost species and saving them from oblivion. 

At the January edition of Secret Science Club, Dr. Hekkala discusses:
--genetic sleuthing and the origins of rare species
--trekking through fossil-filled caves in search of a lost (and gigantic) crocodile
--using museum specimens to understand how species respond to climate change
--why crocodile specimens hung in the shops of ancient alchemists ... hmmmmmmm

Before & After 
--Groove to untamable tunes
--Sink your teeth into the Q&A
--Sample the Death Roll, our mean-and-green cocktail with a twist!

Evon Hekkala is a wildlife researcher & evolutionary biologist at the American Museum of Natural History and a professor of biological sciences at Fordham University. Her research has been featured in the New York Times, Atlantic, Forbes, and New Yorker, and on the National Geographic channel.

This edition of the Secret Science Club meets Thursday, January 17, 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!

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.