June 7, 2023

LIVE ONLINE: Tuesday, June 13 @ 8PM, Secret Science Club presents Biologist & Author Danna Staaf on “Nursery Earth: The Wondrous Lives of Baby Animals & the Extraordinary Ways They Shape Our World,” FREE!

Oh, baby! Secret Science Club Online presents Danna Staaf & Nursery Earth

Join us live via Zoom on Tuesday, June 13 @ 8PM (Eastern Time USA) "Doors" open at 7:30PM 

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Puppies, kittens, chicks—they’re frankly irresistible. But baby animals can be bizarre too. Some developing creatures go through radical metamorphoses on the way to adulthood. A few baby species are comparatively huge, much larger than their adult selves. Other babies are carnivorous, yet become vegetarians as grown-ups.

At the next Secret Science Club, biologist Danna Staaf jumps off from her new book Nursery Earth to explore the myriad, mysterious, and fascinating ways young animals survive and develop. From cygnet to swan, puggle to platypus, caterpillar to moth, tadpole to frog—she celebrates the strange, wondrous world of baby animals.

Before & After
--Mix up our honking-good cocktail & mocktail of the night, the "Gosling"… (recipe is below!)
--Groove to wild tunes
--Bring your questions for the live Q&A
--Snag a copy of Danna Staaf’s awesome new book, Nursery Earth: The Wondrous Lives of Baby Animals & the Extraordinary Ways They Shape Our World

Danna Staaf earned a PhD in invertebrate biology from Stanford University and has been studying marine animals for decades. Her first book, Monarchs of the Sea: The Extraordinary 500-Million-Year History of Cephalopods, was named one of the best science books of 2017 by NPR’s Science Friday. Her writing has been featured in Science, Atlas Obscura, and Nautilus, and her research has appeared in the Journal of Experimental Biology, Aquaculture, as well as in numerous textbooks. She lives with her family in Northern California.

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Cocktail Recipe for the “Gosling” (created by the Secret Science Club experimental mixology lab)
Ingredients: 4 oz Ginger Beer, 2 oz Dark Rum, Juice of ½ Lime, 3 Dashes of Angostura Bitters, Slice of Candied Ginger, and Luxardo Cherry
- Pour the ginger beer into a highball glass filled with ice cubes
- Slowly add the rum, followed by a good squeeze of lime and the bitters
- Stir gently and top off with a slice of candied ginger and a Luxardo cherry
For a mocktail version: Replace the rum with pineapple or passion fruit juice and skip the bitters.

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

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