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October 18, 2007

Meet the Mammals!

Sat., Nov. 3, 2007

Seattle– From whales to wombats – discover the amazing diversity of mammals from around the world on Sat., Nov. 3 at Burke’s all day family event. Meet scientists as they display specimens and share their expert knowledge of the animal kingdom. The Burke presents fascinating activities for the entire family:

  • Meet Burke mammalogists – Examine skulls, skins, and skeletons with specialists and learn about the diversity of our fellow mammals
  • Exotic anatomy – Touch specialized parts of unusual animals including spines, quills, scales, tusks, and antlers
  • Gallery walks – Take a tourof the Yellowstone to Yukon photography exhibit with a look at mammals from the region, and see grizzly bear, caribou, moose and other Burke specimens from the Yellowstone to Yukon wildlife corridor.
  • Film feature – Jim and Jamie Dutcher present “Living with Wolves,” a video about their six years living near wolves in the Sawtooth Wilderness, atKane Hall room 120, on the UW campus – a quick walk from the Burke Museum, at 2 pm.
  • Whale skeletons - Assemble an orca whale skeleton with our friends from the Seattle Aquarium!
  • Plus, learn about the new season of NATURE programs at the KCTS 9 table.

Meet the Mammals is presented by the Burke Mammalogy Division, in conjunction with Yellowstone to Yukon, a photography exhibit featuring wildlife and landscapes from the Yellowstone to Yukon wildlife corridor. Activities included with museum admission. No live animals will be present.nullSpecial thanks to media sponsor KUOW 94.9 FM and to community partner KCTS 9.

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