Darwin Conversations

Charles Darwin's birthdayIn celebration of Charles Darwin’s birthday in February, the Museum of Natural and Cultural History invites you to its annual conversation series exploring species, ecosystems, and conservation.

LET'S TALK: Taking Flight
Fridays, February 8 and 15
5:30 p.m. at the museum
Free and open to the public



Friday, February 8

Michael Murphy

Extreme Migrations! Tales from the Flyways
with Portland State University ornithologist Michael Murphy

Twice a year, billions of birds migrate thousands of miles in rhythm with the seasons. How do they know when to start migrating? How far can individual birds travel? Join Michael Murphy as he describes how modern technology is catching up with bird migration and helping us understand the forces behind these incredible journeys.


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Friday, February 15

 Julia Clarke

Secret Lives of Flying Dinosaurs
with University of Texas - Austin paleontologist Julia Clarke

How did dinosaurs get feathers? What did their feathers look like? Join Julia Clarke in exploring the evolution of feathers and flight in dinosaurs—and examine recent fossil discoveries that are changing scientists' views on how these ancient creatures looked.

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