Library Voices: Saving Creation

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Library Voices: Saving Creation
Start:
November 18, 2019 6:30 PM
End:
November 18, 2019 8:00 PM
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Library Voices: Saving Creation
Updated:
October 17, 2019
Venue:
Montrose Regional Library Meeting Room
Address:
320 S. 2nd St. , Montrose, CO, 81401, United States

Library Voices: Saving Creation

Presented by Robin Smith

Monday, November 18

6:30-8 p.m.

Meeting Room

The first people to settle North America 15,000 years ago saw camels, zebras, lions, cheetahs, rhinoceros, and woolly mammoths. They also saw bizarre creatures like the Volkswagen Beetle-sized armadillo called a Glyptodont, ground sloths that tipped the scales at 7,700 pounds, and giant Saber-toothed Cats. But they are all extinct now—57 species of Megafauna gone in the blink of an eye. Where did they go? Is their disappearance related to the 24,000 species of plants and animals worldwide that are threatened with extinction today?

If you want to KNOW MORE about:

  • The bizarre animals that lived in North America 15,000 years ago and why they are now extinct;
  • Earth’s five past mass extinctions;
  • Why scientists believe we’re in the middle of the sixth extinction;
  • The common thread that links the loss of Saber-toothed Cats to Passenger Pigeons to the extinction crisis we face today;
  • The role our expanding population and overconsumption of natural resources plays in the current extinction crisis; and
  • The utilitarian, moral, and religious reasons for protecting biodiversity…

…then, you must see this fascinating presentation:

Speaker Bio: Robin Smith began his career as an educator and has since worked for numerous wildlife organizations, including the National Parks Service and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and a Master’s Degree in Environmental Science from The Ohio State Extinct Columbian Mammoth University.

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