Lecture Series at the National Aquarium in BaltimoreDr. Pepperberg's book, ALEX & ME, has been on my TBR list for a few months and I'm participating in a blog tour for it in November. Unfortunately Thursdays are Cub Scout nights and I'm the Wolf Den Leader (and I'm already missing one week this month) so her lecture is a no-go for me.
In Search of King Solomon's Ring: Studies with Alex, the Grey Parrot
Thursday, October 22, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Dr. Irene Pepperberg, research associate at Harvard University, will discuss her research on bird intelligence and cognitive capability, based largely on her personal relationship with a special parrot named Alex. She will explore Alex's learning capabilities, which she found match those of a 5-year-old child, and discuss her book, Alex & Me.
Reservations are required: Call 410-727-FISH.Members: $15 adult, $10 child (ages 8-15); non-members: $25 adult, $15 child Code: PEPPERBERG-M
Animals Make Us Human
Tuesday, November 10, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Dr. Temple Grandin, associate professor of animal science at Colorado State University, has been described as "the most accomplished and well-known adult with autism in the world." Autism has not stopped her from earning a Ph.D. and becoming a best-selling author. Grandin will share her unique perspective and explore the connection between animals and humans by discussing animals' emotional and intellectual processes.
Reservations are required: Call 410-727-FISH.Members: $15 adult, $10 child (ages 8-15); non-members: $25 adult, $15 child Code: GRANDIN-M
For more details on this amazing lecture series click here.
I've also heard amazing things about Dr. Grandin (including some mentions in THE HORSE BOY). But I don't know that I can make that event either.
As a side note, I realize the the Aquarium is not a non-profit organization so of course they have to charge for these events ... but there is something that bugs me about paying to see an author since so many author events are free. Regardless, I would still have gone to see Dr. Pepperberg if I could.