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“March of the Fossil Penguins”: Examining the Evolution of Penguins Through Time

May 25, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Zoom Videoconference

Please join us for this live webinar on Tuesday, May 25th at 7:00 pm EST.


The snow may be long gone in Fairfield County, CT, but Dr. Daniel T. Ksepka, Curator of Science at the Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT,  studies the beloved penguin year-round! Penguins have a fossil record that extends 61 million years, and fossil discoveries throughout the southern hemisphere have revealed new species, including giant penguins and spear-billed penguins. Join Dr. Ksepka for this exciting lecture where you will learn about the fossil record of penguins and the processes employed to examine their evolution, including CT scanning and SEM(scanning electron microscopy) analysis.

Dr. Daniel T. Ksepka earned his PhD through the Columbia University, American Museum of Natural History paleontology program in 2007. His research focuses on topics such as the fossil record of penguins, the evolution of the avian brain, and flight in giant extinct birds. His work on dinosaurs, penguins, and extinct birds has attracted much media coverage, including articles in The New York Times, National Geographic, Discovery, as well as live interviews by BBC News, The Wall Street Journal, and NPR. At the Bruce Museum, Dr. Ksepka is currently overseeing the renovation of the “Cycles,” permanent natural history galleries which will open in October 2021 and the new Robert R. Wiener Mineral Gallery which will open in fall 2022.


May 25, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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