Why do we find emus, natives to Australia, here in Massachusetts, and why on a farm? This talk is “all about emus’ as it traces the zigzag historical trail that connects the odd emu with meat eating dinosaurs. It incorporates some science such as what happens inside the chick embryo’s shell as it develops, and how the incubator facilitates this. It answers why farmers raise these strange and ancient birds, tells about funny things they do, explains why they can’t fly, outlines life on the farm and much more.
Presented by Elizabeth Thwing, nonfiction children’s writer
The audience is invited to bring a lunch to enjoy during the program.
Cookies and beverage are provided courtesy of Big Y.
Followed by a Museum members-only Continuing Conversation with docents Dennis and Nancy Swartwout.