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Contemplating Creatures

April 3, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

| Free

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Denise Herzing, PhD, Founder and Research Director, Wild Dolphin Project | Katy Payne, Co-founder and Researcher, Elephant Listening Project, Laboratory of Ornithology, Cornell University | Rob Shumaker, PhD, Vice President of Life Sciences, Indianapolis Zoo; Former Biologist, Curator, and Exhibit Designer, Smithsonian National Zoo; and Author of Animal Tool Behavior

The ability to vocalize language and communicate with each other has long been considered the unique domain of humans. Research shows, however, that several species of animals have complex communication systems and can even vary vocalizations in response to others in their species. But can humans and animals learn to “talk” to one another? Stretch your notions about animal behavior and cognition, and find out whether we might someday be able to understand just what animals have to say.

This program is free thanks to the generosity of the Lowell Institute.

Photo © Wild Dolphin Project

Details

Date:
April 3, 2013
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
Free

Venue

Boston Museum of Science, Cahners Theater
1 Science Park Boston, MA 02114 United States
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