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Evening Lecture Series
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Our 2016 evening lectures will occur on the third Tuesday of every month March through November. They are free and open to the public. Lectures run from 7-8 p.m. with light refreshments at 6:30 p.m. Unless otherwise noted, all lectures will take place in the Schmidt Conference Center.

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Upcoming Evening Lectures:

June 21, 2016 7:00PM
Endangered Amphibians: Rescue and Conservation in the Real World
Brian Gratwicke
Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute
Emerging diseases have been responsible for devastating global amphibian declines around the world. The deadly fungal disease chytridiomycosis has severely impacted about one-third of all tropical frogs. Biologist Brian Gratwicke will give an account of the Panama Amphibian Conservation Project’s efforts to establish “Noah’s Ark” colonies of vulnerable amphibians in Panama, and the race to find a cure for chytridiomycosis. Brian will also explore emerging threats closer to home and touch on the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute’s work in Appalachia, a global salamander biodiversity hotspot.
Contact Info: Kristen Minogue, 443-482-2325,