THE ENDURING JOURNEY: NATURAL HISTORY COLLECTIONS AND THE FUTURE OF LIFE Featuring Dr. Charles Griswold, Schlinger Chair of Arachnology, California Academy of Sciences Wednesday, October 23 at 7:00 pm Natural history collections, behind the scenes in museums, document the history and scope of life on Earth through time and space. Their study is multinational and multigenerational; anyone with curiosity may make an enduring discovery. At scales of resolution ranging from molecular to global, collections provide hard data to model the past, present and future of life. Collections also present objects and patterns of sublime beauty to please and inspire. Since the Gold Rush, the California Academy of Sciences has been at the forefront of efforts to build and use collections to explore, explain and sustain life on our planet. Charles Griswold, the Academy's spider expert, will lead a virtual tour of the how, what, where and why scientists collect and what it reveals to us about life on Earth of the past, present and future. 7:00 pm; tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, free for Academy members. To purchase, visitwww.calacademy.org/lectures, or call (877) 227-1831. Seating is limited and filled on a first-come, first-served basis. This lecture takes place at the California Academy of Sciences.
Charles Griswold is the Curator and Schlinger Chair of Arachnology at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco.
Schlinger Curator of Arachnida, Entomology Department at the California Academy of Sciences, Charles Griswold explains the long tradition of progressive ideals held by the California Academy of Sciences.