Biology Professor Denny Taylor will present this month’s featured lecture in the Cleveland Museum of Natural History’s Explorer Series, on Jan. 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Taylor will give the lecture “Developing Minds on a Global Expedition: Discovering New Landscapes of an Altered Planet,” in which he will describe landscapes investigated by the participants of the Hiram College Biomes 2008 and 2010 expeditions. The Biomes expeditions were 12-week excursions around the world to the following locations: Alaska, Guam, Thailand, India, Kenya, Dubai, Egypt, Turkey and Germany.
On the trip, students acted as modern day natural historians, recording their observations while trying to decipher the impact of global warming on themselves, the biomes they observed and the people who inhabit them. Taylor will feature many of the student writings on the program in his lecture. He will share how studying natural history can prepare the next generation of world leaders, by exposing them to first-hand evidence.
This lecture is part of a long running series at the CMNH, and this is Hiram’s first contribution to that series. Tickets for museum members are $8 for adults and $7 for students and seniors; for nonmembers, $10 for adults and $9 for students and seniors.