Vanishing Icons of Climate Change

Vanishing Icons of Climate Change

The days of the most iconic tree in the American Southwest may be numbered. 

Joshua trees are found almost exclusively in the Mojave Desert between 1,300 – 5,900 feet in elevation. They can only thrive under certain conditions, and those conditions are being threatened by climate change. Nowhere can this be seen more clearly than in Joshua Tree National Park, a 1234 square mile patch of protected desert in California where their namesake is being threatened.

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Vampire Bat Soup Kitchens

Vampire Bat Soup Kitchens

It turns out that humans aren't the only animals that practice altruism. One of the most altruistic organisms may be one of the most unexpected: The "creepy," often maligned vampire bat. Vampire bats live in colonies that can number in the thousands and within those colonies, they have fascinatingly complex social behaviors. It's a good thing that they do, too. Being a vampire bat is a tough life, and many would die without a little help from their friendly neighborhood "soup kitchens!"

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Come watch movies with us at the Bruce Museum!

Come watch movies with us at the Bruce Museum!

Summer has arrived and here at the Bruce, we're excited to be launching an all new summer series, Science on the Silver Screen. Come join us in July and August for three Sunday afternoons of movies, refreshments, and science!

 

Jurassic Park: July 17, 2016. 1:30-4:30 PM

The Martian: July 31, 2016. 1:30-4:30 PM

Jaws: August 28, 2016. 1:30-4:30 PM

If you'd like to join us, please contact me at kdzikiewicz@brucemuseum.org or by phone at (203) 413-6747.

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