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PBS-Museum Science Cafe

1801 Mountain Rd NW

PBS-Museum Science Cafe



Saturday, December 14


New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science

STEM Theater

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  Seats are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.


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