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Ice Age Mammals: Science Talk and Artist Walk Download as iCal file
Thursday, February 04 2016, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
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Ice Age Mammals: Science Talk and Artist Walk
Free and open to the public.
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Go back in time with us to the end of the Pleistocene epoch, 13,000 years ago, when glaciers covered North America. Vermont was completely covered in layers of snow and ice. The most recent Ice Age in our earth’s history was an incredibly diverse period of time for life on earth. Huge mega-mammals roam the continents. Glaciers receded over the next thousands of years, changing our landscape forever. With their disappearance, almost a quarter of the species living at that time went extinct.
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In the VINS meadow at the Nature Center, where artists have brought them back to life, you can encounter a woolly mammoth, short-faced bear, western camel, dire wolf and American lion!
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Meredith Kelly
Science Talk: Meredith Kelly, Ph. D, is a Quaternary Geologist at Dartmouth College. Dr. Kelly’s research “centers upon advancing the knowledge of the terrestrial record of past climate change on timescales that range from centuries to millions of years. This research will benefit our understanding of the modern climate and the mechanisms which cause climate change.” Kelly will set the stage for us, describing the harsh wintry world of the Ice Age Mammals and what happened to change our environment so completely.
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Artist Walk: The contributing artists, Bob Shannahan and Wendy Klemperer will take us along the lighted pathway through the meadow to examine the Ice Age Mammals up close. We’ll explore the types of adaptations they used to survive the snow and ice-covered world just 13,000 years ago and learn about their processes in researching and building the life-sized sculptures.
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Following the walk, warm up with some refreshments and cocoa!

For more information call 802.359.5000.

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