PBS-Museum Science Cafe
RISE OF THE MAMMALS
Saturday, December 14
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
1801 Mountain Rd NW
Sixty-six million years ago, a major mass extinction event took place when an asteroid, with an estimated diameter over 30,000 ft (10 km), destroyed 75% of the world’s plant and animal species, including dinosaur species. Today, there are over 6,000 species of mammals that thrive within every environment on our planet. But, it has been a mystery how early mammals rebounded in the immediate aftermath of the extinction—until now.
Come to the December NMPBS Science Café and view a clip of NOVA Rise of the Mammals and then join in a discussion with Dr. Tom Williamson, Curator of Paleontology at the NMMNH&S since 1994. Dr. Williamson will discuss the importance of the recent discovery of fossils, and relevant fossils found in New Mexico, in revealing how early mammals flourished after a mass extinction and evolved into the array of species that rule our planet today.
Admission to the café is free, but you must reserve ahead of time through PBS. For more information or to make your reservation, contact Rose Poston at 277-2396 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Seats are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.