Tacoma Science Café: It’s in Their Bones: Insight into the Lives of Giant Ice Age Animals

Thursday, 2 June 2011 - 7:00pm
Format: 
Discussion
Admission: 
Free
Region: 
KCTS/Seattle
Location: 
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During the last North American ice age (about 10,000 years ago), many ancient animals faced extinction. Today, paleontologists study how these ancient species interacted with their environment by literally looking at “what’s in their bones” by using techniques from the field of geochemistry. Join the University of Puget Sound’s Kena Fox-Dobbs, Ph.D. to talk about how she studied two different species: California condors from the La Brea tarpits and grey wolves from central Alaska.

Tacoma Science Café is held on the first Thursday of each month. Did you miss a café and want to hear the discussion? Most Science Cafés are recorded by KCTS 9 and are available for online viewing. Tacoma Science Cafes take place at The Harmon Brewery & Eatery and are presented in partnership with Pacific Science Center and KCTS 9.