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Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Museum of the Earth
1259 Trumansburg Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA
The Museum of the Earth is open from 10 am to 5 pm every day during the summer, and we have special programs running weekdays and Saturdays. On Tuesdays, at 1:30, there is a presentation on Ocean and Freshwater Conservation, with the Survivors exhibit Touch Tank open afterwards from 2:00-3:00 pm for you to get up close with two of the species we will be talking about. Despite having endured for millions of years, many of the aquatic species in our Living Fossils exhibit face extinction because of our rapidly changing planet. Join Educator Emily to learn how conservation efforts, including those here at the Museum of the Earth, are working to save them from extinction.
While you are at the Museum, explore the fascinating world of organisms seemingly forgotten by time in our “Survivors: Up Close with Living Fossils” special exhibit at the Museum. Why and how have these plants, animals, and microbes -- from horseshoe crabs and spotted gar to stromatolites and dawn redwoods -- changed so little over millions of years? In this engaging, interactive exhibit, you'll discover the captivating stories behind the evolution, conservation, and discovery of the creatures we call "living fossils." Get up close and personal with horseshoe crabs and sea stars in our special touch tank and view rare fossil and modern specimens from PRI's world-class collection alongside live Animal Ambassadors from the Cayuga Nature Center. The exhibit will run through September 2, 2019.