Is there anything that can be learned about our future from the giant lizards of our past?
Rowan University paleontologist, Kenneth Lacovara, will be presenting information from his new book “Why Dinosaurs Matter” on Wednesday, October 17 at the Academy of Natural Sciences.
Dr. Lacovara is the dean of the School of Earth and Environment at Rowan University, as well as the director of the Jean and Ric Edelman Fossil Park at the college. His book examines how humans today may face the same extinction as dinosaurs did, especially given the state of our environment.
Lacovara plans to discuss how people’s “place on earth is both precarious and potentially fleeting, and that as we move into an uncertain environmental future, it has never been more important to understand the deep past.” He will talk about how studying dinosaurs will help us understand why our planet must be protected.
“Why Dinosaurs Matter: A Conversation with Kenneth Lacovara” will be moderated by Maiken Scott, host of WHYY’s The Pulse. The evening begins at 6:30 PM and is free to attend, although registration is required. Stick around after the talk for a book-signing.
Lacovara’s talk hits Philly right when the Academy of Natural Sciences’ latest exhibit Tiny Titans: Dinosaur Eggs and Babies opens.
What: “Why Dinosaurs Matter: A Conversation with Kenneth Lacovara”
When: Tuesday, October 17, 6:30-8:30 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.)
Where: The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
How: Register on Eventbrite