The Enduring Journey: Natural History Collections And The Future Of Life

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spider
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Pritzker Lecture The Enduring Journey: Natural History Collections And The Future Of Life Charles Griswold Schlinger Curator of Arachnology

Wednesday, October 23rd at 7:00pm, African Hall Natural history collections, behind the scenes in museums, document the history and scope of life on Earth through time and space. Their study is multinational and multigenerational: anyone with curiosity may make an enduring discovery. At scales of resolution ranging from molecular to global, collections provide hard data to model the past, present and future of life. Collections also present objects and patterns of sublime beauty to please and inspire. Since the Gold Rush, the California Academy of Sciences has been at the forefront of efforts to build and use collections to explore, explain and sustain life on our planet. Charles Griswold, the Academy's expert on spiders, will lead a virtual tour of the how, what, where and why scientists collect and what it reveals to us about life on Earth of the past, present and future.

Reservations: Seating is limited. General $12, Seniors $10 This event is free to members and RSVP is required. Please reserve your seat over the phone at 1-877-227-1831 (Please note the member web reservations should be back in the fall. Thanks for your understanding while we update our ticketing system.)

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Natural history collections, behind the scenes in museums, document the history and scope of life on Earth through time and space.
Date: 
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 19:00
Administrative Notes: 
10.23.13 Pritzker Lecture