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Emu

All About Emus and Why Would a Museum Hatch Their Eggs?

April 28, 2016 @ 12:15 pm1:15 pm
| Cost: $4 | Cost for Members: $2

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.

Details

Date:
April 28, 2016
Time:
12:15 pm–1:15 pm

Venue

Springfield Museums
21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States

Organizer

Name:
Lectures & Adult Programs
Phone:
413-314-6488
Email:

Cost

Cost:
$4
Cost for Members:
$2