Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Discover the Wisdom of the Forest and More this June @ AMNH!





A photo of the Roosevelt Bird Sanctuary diorama


From Trees to Theater

This June, join us for a pair of unique Museum programs. Next week, discover how trees communicate in the last virtual SciCafe of the season. Then, later in June, enjoy a night at the (science) theater with a reading from three new plays on genetics, epigenetics, and evolution, live at the Museum.




Roots of a large tree with the leaves of a sapling in view next to it.

SciCafe: The Wisdom of the Forest

Wednesday, June 8, at 7 pm ET

Join ecologist and New York Times-bestselling author Suzanne Simard as she shares her findings that trees are social beings. Trees exchange nutrients, help one another, and communicate. These networks, however, are under threat, leading to species die-offs and increases in infestations. In this month’s SciCafe, find out about some of the methods of recovery for these tree networks, which might just be the clue to saving forests from extinction.





Illustration of DNA being modified by hands.

A Night at the (Science) Theater

Wednesday, June 29, at 7 pm

Join us for an exploration of art and science through excerpts from three new plays developed as part of the Manhattan Theatre Club's Alfred P. Sloan Initiative: Regressions by Jen Silverman, Asilomar by Dipika Guha, and Sparrows of the New World by Madeleine George. Tyne Rafaeli will be directing. After the reading, the playwrights will be joined for a discussion, moderated by Museum Curator Ruth Angus, with experts in epigenetics, CRISPR, and ornithology.

This program will be held onsite and is free for Members.





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