Chicago Council on Science and Technology and the Field Museum are proud to present “Evolution at the South Pole” as part of the Field’s Evolution at Revolution series.
Hosted by Emily Graslie of the BrainScoop, the series serves as an exploration of evolution with Field scientists.
This talk will feature Pete Makovicky, associate curator of paleontology, as he discusses his evolutionary research in Antarctica.
Much of what we know about the evolution of life here on earth is based on fossils found in the Northern Hemisphere; fossils from Antarctica give us a rare look at life in southern regions. The ancient Antarctic environment was far more hospitable than today, hosting a wide variety of plants and animals.
Expeditions to Antarctica uncovered two early large dinosaurs: the one-ton long-necked plant eater Glacialisaurus and the 25-foot-long crested meat eater Cryolophosaurus. These dinosaurs lived alongside the continent’s forested coastline around 190 million years ago.
Tickets are $22 for the general public and $20 for C2ST or Field Museum members. Ticket price includes Revolution brews and snacks. Limited space available; advance tickets recommended as this event will sell out. Must be 21 years of age or older.
Tickets available by following this link to the Field Museum’s website: http://www.fieldmuseum.org/at-the-field/calendar/evolution-south-pole
For links to see some of Mackovicky’s work: