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The Hunger Games: The Exhibition

Body Worlds PULSE

Monday, Sept. 21 OR Monday, Sept. 28
4:00 pm to 7:30 pm

  Discovery Times Square
226 West 44th St., NYC

THE HUNGER GAMES: THE EXHIBITION presents a one-of-a-kind educational experience rooted in science, math, English language arts and technical reading, social studies and 21st century skills content. Celebrating one of the world's biggest literary and cinematic phenomenons, the exhibition is aligned with 5 interconnected sets of standards for Grades 7-12. FREE study guides, supported by Scholastic, Inc., come with a complete listing of the National Standards correlations.


BODY WORLDS: PULSE is an inspiring, immersive, multimedia exhibition about health, wellness, and living to the beat of life in a vibrant fast-paced city. It is an exhibition unlike any other. Body donors who willed their bodies after
death for plastination and the education of future generations, act as guides and teachers on this unforgettable journey of discovery. ALIGNS WITH THE

Recommended for school groups 5th Grade and above. FREE Study Guides are available.

If you are a current educator or administrator,
Discovery Times Square invites YOU and a GUEST to attend! (RSVP mandatory).
To be admitted to the Exhibitions, bring the following 2 items:
A printed or digital copy of your Official Confirmation,
A proper form of identification. (This may be your school id card, a UFT
card, or a pay stub.)

CLICK HERE to complete the online reservation form. Upon submission of your RSVP, an "Official Confirmation" screen will appear. Please print that Official Confirmation and bring it along with proper identification to the event check in desk.

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Living World Open Night

Averting extinction of the world's sharks and rays

Dr. Demian Chapman

Friday, September 25, 2015
ESS 001; 7:30 P.M.

Sharks and rays have been part of marine ecosystems since well before the rise of the dinosaurs and many species may soon join the ancient reptiles in extinction. Rough estimates place to total annual catch of sharks at 100,000,000 per year, where many are discarded but the rest are used for human consumption. The primary products derived from sharks and rays are meat and, for some species, fins. Certain sharks and rays have fins that when processed yield noodle-like material that form the basis of the Asian delicacy shark fin soup. Fetching upwards of $100 for a bowl the demand for fins in the last several decades has fueled an expansion and intensification of shark and ray fishing on a global scale. Sharks and ray populations replenish themselves very slowly and have simply been unable to keep up with the rate at which individuals are being removed from the ocean.

In this talk
Dr. Demian Chapman will outline what we know about the shark fin trade based on the latest analysis of trade and genetic analysis of the markets. He will review what fishing to supply this trade has done to shark and ray populations in several parts of the world and highlight the repercussions for the ocean and for us. Finally, Dr. Chapman will share details of new conservation efforts that are emerging all over the globe that may turn the tide for sharks and rays if we continue to invest in them.

Living World Open Night

 Coastal Ocean Acidification:
The other eutrophication problem

Dr. Christopher Gobler

Friday,October 16, 2015
ESS 001; 7:30 P.M.

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Living World Open Night

Evolution of Social Complexity in Chimpanzees and Baboons

Dr. Catherine Markham

November 20, 2015

ESS 001; 7:30 P.M.

Group living is pervasive in primates, with increasing social complexity characterizing human evolution.  In this seminar, Dr. Catherine Markham will discuss how individuals compete within social groups, and how these interactions both influence and are influenced by competition between social groups.  Specifically, she will present research on two highly social primate species - baboons and chimpanzees - and relate empirical findings to existing theories of optimal group size, territoriality, and group stability.  Drawing upon analyses of behavioral, ecological, and physiological datasets, Dr. Markham will suggest how the study of non-human primates presents an opportunity to understand the evolutionary origins and ecological basis of social complexity in our own species.

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