November 10: Amanda Perofsky

Meet the Lemurs!

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Lemurs are primates found only in Madagascar. In fact, Madagascar is home to many animals and plants that are found nowhere else in the world. What makes Madagascar unique and how did over 100 species of lemurs evolve on this island? Come to learn about these fascinating and highly endangered creatures and how scientists and organizations are working to protect them.

Science Under the Stars is a free public outreach lecture series in Austin, Texas. The talk will be held outdoors at Brackenridge Field Laboratory, 2907 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, Texas 78703. Here’s the schedule for this month’s event:

  • 6:00 pm: Food and displays of local animals and plants found at Brackenridge Field Laboratory will be available.
  • 6:15 pm: No tours this week because the sun will have set, so kid’s activities start early! Meet with our children’s division for fun activities designed for all ages.
  • 6:45 pm: Short presentation about the history and current uses of Brackenridge Field Laboratory.
  • 7:00 pm: Settle in, because the talk begins now!

Additional announcements (11/10):
1) No rain is expected so we will be holding the event outdoors. Bring jackets/sweaters though, it’ll be chilly!
2) We finally have more tshirts for sale, and these have a new, awesome design! If you’re interested in purchasing, please bring cash.

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