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Teen Science Cafe

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences Friday, April 5th 6:00pm-7:00pm Free event

Paleontology: Tales of a Herpetologist

Herpetology is the study of reptiles and amphibians, including snakes, turtles, frogs, toads, salamanders, lizards, crocodilians and more. Hop, slither or crawl to our final Teen Science Café of the school year to meet Dr. Bryan Stuart, the Museum’s own Research Curator of Herpetology, and dive into the life and times of a herpetologist! Travel with him to Southeast Asia to hear tales of his field work there and discover some of the thousands of research specimens that Dr. Stuart curates in the Museum’s own herpetology collection. Who knows, you may even get to meet some live “herps” up close!

Free food to the first 50 teens!

About the Speaker

Dr. Bryan Stuart holds a PhD in biological sciences from the University of Illinois at Chicago, an MS in zoology from NC State University and a BS in ecology and evolutionary biology from Cornell. He has served as an adjunct assistant professor of biology at both NC State and UNC-Chapel Hill. Dr. Stuart focuses his research on the biodiversity, systematics and conservation of amphibians and reptiles, with a special focus on taxonomic classification.

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