The State Museum’s vast zoological collection includes specimens of two bird species – the Passenger Pigeon and the Carolina Parakeet — which have now been extinct for more than a century. Join the State Museum of Pennsylvania’s Senior Curator of Zoology and Botany, Dr. Walter Meshaka, and Program Director Bradley Smith for a discussion about these species, the events that led to their decline and the significance of their disappearance.
This program will be presented live and live via Zoom. If you plan to attend via Zoom, registration free, but required. To register to virtually attend the program click here.
If you plan to attend in person, this program is included with general admission.
Learn at Lunchtime is a program featuring a variety of exciting lectures and presentations. This program will be presented live in the Museum and live via Zoom. If you plan to attend in person, this program is included with general admission.
Presentations will start at 12:15 PM and will last approximately 20 minutes followed by a question and answer period.
Want to watch past programs? Visit PHMC’s YouTube channel to watch all of recorded sessions.