NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences!

This past week I was invited to help put together an exhibit for NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. This is a neat weekly public outreach event that blends natural history, cocktails, and music. Lauren Scheinberg (the Herpetology Collections Manager) and I put together a table with a bunch of legless amphibian and reptile specimens and had guests try their hand at picking out which were true snakes, lizards, and amphibians. Even the more squeamish visitors were excited to learn about new types of species they’d never heard of (e.g., caecilians and worm-lizards), and some neat natural history factoids. It was a blast, and as a bonus, there were several other herpetologically-themed exhibits put together by folks in Lauren O’Connell’s lab at Stanford, the U.C. Reserve System, and the Presidio Trust. Looking forward to doing this again sometime!

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