This week, we celebrate Human Odyssey, a dramatic new addition to the Academy’s Tusher African Hall. Hear from a trio of Academy scientists who conduct fieldwork in Africa. Paleoanthropologist Zeray Alemseged will discuss studying human evolution in Ethiopia’s Great East African Rift, known as the “cradle of mankind,” and the making of Human Odyssey. Curators Bob Drewes and David Blackburn will share tales of tracking down and studying African snakes and frogs, and why they go to such lengths to do so. Plus, sample African cuisine from Radio Africa & Kitchen, and get an up-close look at magnificent African big cats including a cheetah and serval brought in by The Wildcat Education and Conservation Fund—mee-ow! Music by the DJs and percussionists of Afrolicious.