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Conversations for the Curious

Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 6:00pm to 7:00pm

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Join a trio of University of Oregon scientists for De-extinction: Engineering, Ecosystems, and Ethics, a three-part conversation about bringing extinct species back to life. 

  • On April 1, paleontologist Edward Davis leads a discussion about Oregon's Ice Age animals. 
  • On April 8, paleontology doctoral student Amanda Peng delves into the science behind de-extinction and explores the potential impacts on current ecosystems.
  • On April 15, biologist Amy Connolly wraps up the series with a talk about the ethics of cloning and genetic engineering.

Each session will be paired with a brief reading to be completed by the participants ahead of time. 

The series is open to everyone. Space is limited and preregistration is required. Preregister early to claim your spot. We ask that participants commit to attending all three sessions. The museum is committed to making the program as accessible as possible and offers a sliding scale registration fee of $20 to $60. 

This program is made possible with support from the University of Oregon’s Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations, Academic, Research, Sustainability


Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Target Audience

All Students, Faculty/Staff, General Public, Graduate Students, Alumni



$20 to $60 sliding scale


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