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Conversations with a Curator – Digging Deep into Dinosaur Evolution

Thursday, May 20, 2021
5:00 PM–6:00 PM

Presented by Teen Programs Manager and Paleontologist Jenna Role, M.S.

Over hundreds of millions of years, dinosaurs developed a remarkable diversity of traits and lifestyles. Uncover the fascinating evolutionary history of dinosaurs with Jenna Rolle, M.S., one of the paleontologists behind our dinosaur exhibits and an instructor in the Earth and Planetary Sciences Department at Santa Barbara City College. Discover the lineage dinosaurs all shared in common, and what separates them from look-alike contemporaries often mistaken for dinosaurs. Picture the California landscape when dinosaurs roamed the Earth.

Information: Contact Membership Manager Leana Orsua at 805-682-4711 ext. 114 or membership@sbnature2.org.

Ticket Cost:
Member (Naturalist-level and above): Free
Member (Family Plus-level and below): $5.00
Non-Member: $10.00

Conversations with a Curator – Scallops, Oysters, and Mussels, Oh My!

Thursday, June 10, 2021
5:00 PM–6:00 PM

Presented by Curator Emeritus of Malacology Paul Valentich-Scott

Marine bivalve mollusks (scallops, oysters, mussels, and clams) are the top consumed seafood around the globe. Curator Emeritus Paul Valentich-Scott will share his passion for these fascinating and delectable creatures he has studied for the past 45 years. Join us streaming live from the Sea Center to take a closer look at some live bivalves to learn more about their natural history.

Information: Contact Membership Manager Leana Orsua at 805-682-4711 ext. 114 or membership@sbnature2.org.

Ticket Cost:
Member (Naturalist-level and above): Free
Member (Family Plus-level and below): $5.00
Non-Member: $10.00