The State Museum’s vast zoological collection includes specimens of two bird species – the Passenger Pigeon and the Carolina Parakeet -- which have now been extinct for more than a century. Join the State Museum of Pennsylvania’s Senior Curator of Zoology and Botany, Dr. Walter Meshaka, and Program Director Bradley Smith for a discussion about these species, the events that led to their decline and the significance of their disappearance.
Presentations will start at 12:15 PM and will last approximately 20 minutes followed by a question and answer period.
The State Museum has reopened, visit statemuseumpa.org/reopening for more information.
Sessions will be presented over Zoom and are free, but registration is required. Once registration is complete, attendees will receive an attendance link and password for all of the sessions listed.