Step back in time and discover life beneath the ice in Antarctic Dinosaurs. Today, Antarctica is a forbidding land of snow and ice but 200 million years ago it was a lush, wooded habitat where dinosaurs thrived. Uncover the history of the world’s southernmost continent and the unique species that have called it home in this interactive, family-friendly experience!
Exhibit Opens Oct. 7.
Florida Museum members are invited to join us for a special member reception with a family-friendly talk “Beyond Bones: Reconstructing the Biology of Dinosaur Soft Tissues” by Dr. Emma Schachner.
Light refreshments will be served.
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RSVP is required by Monday, Oct. 2.
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Talk by Dr. Emma Schachner, UF College of Veterinary Medicine:
“Beyond Bones: Reconstructing the Biology of Dinosaur Soft Tissues”
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Dr. Emma Schachner really likes dead things: long dead creatures like dinosaurs, as well as more recently deceased specimens that get donated to her lab for anatomical and paleontological research projects. The primary aim of her research lab is to understand why the respiratory system of vertebrates is so structurally diverse, and what drives the evolution of secondary non-ventilatory pulmonary structures and behaviors. Current projects in her lab use CT based 3D digital modeling to evaluate how the respiratory system of birds – from Red-tailed hawks to Anna’s hummingbirds – interfaces with the skeleton and impacts flight. She also teaches anatomy at the College of Veterinary Medicine to first year vet students.
This is a bilingual exhibit available in English and Spanish. Esta es una exhibición bilingüe disponible en inglés y español.
Antarctic Dinosaurs was developed by the Field Museum, Chicago in partnership with the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Discovery Place – Charlotte, NC, and the Natural History Museum of Utah. Generous support was provided by Kenneth C. Griffin.
Cover photo credit: Brie Woods for the Witte Museum
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