Conservation Biology presented by Dr. Hunda

Wednesday May 10

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3:00 PM  –  4:00 PM

Preregistration required for this program that is geared for adults or interested teens (13 and up). 

Conservation Biology: A Deep Time Perspective to Modern Conservation Issues

Presented by Dr. Brenda Hunda

Biologists describe our modern times as the sixth great extinction event, the only extinction event mediated by another biological species. Modern conservation movements are trying to save as many species as possible, but since we cannot save them all, how do we choose? The paleontological record is a rich source of paleobiological and paleoecological information that can inform these choices.

Dr. Brenda Hunda received her B. Sc. with Honors in Paleontology from the University of Alberta in 1997, her M. Sc. in Earth Sciences from the University of Alberta in 1999, and her Ph.D. in Earth Sciences from the University of California, Riverside in 2004. She is currently the Curator of Invertebrate Paleontology at the Cincinnati Museum Center and Adjunct Professor at the University of Cincinnati. Her position includes exhibit design, educational programming development, community outreach in the form of lectures and workshops, curating the largest collection of Upper Ordovician fossils in the world, developing a scientific research program that includes international travel, and playing in one of the highest diversity fossil sea bottoms in North America.

These science lecture presentations alternate times during weekdays to serve both retirees and working adults. Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist graduates can apply this program to their continuing education hours. 

Program participants meet at Rowe Woods Visitor Center's Auditorium at our Rowe Woods location.

Members $5; nonmembers $15 (includes daily admission). 

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