THIS YEAR’S IDENTIFICATION DAY TO CELEBRATE
May 22, 2010 @ 12:00 am EDT
This year, the popular Identification Day at the American Museum of Natural History is being held on May 22 to celebrate the International Day of Biodiversity. In addition to identifying shells, rocks, insects, feathers, bones, and artifacts brought by visitors, the day will also feature presentations from Museum scientists highlighting the importance of biodiversity. Entomologist Louis Sorkin will discuss and display many of the insects and arachnids housed at the Museum, ornithologist Paul Sweet will speak about why continuing to collect specimens is crucial to our understanding of avian biodiversity, and ichthyologist Radford Arrindell will discuss documenting fish biodiversity.
The United Nations designated May 22 as the International Day of Biodiversity, celebrated around the world to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues.
Free with Museum admission
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