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Extinction: A Question of Adaptation (Where did all the elephants go?)

Event Type: Adult Programs
Date: 1/11/2018
Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Time: 1:00 PM
Description:
 Join Tom Lake, NYS DEC Hudson River Estuary Programís Consulting Naturalist, for a look at how past episodes of climate change led to the demise and extinction of large land mammals and other wildlife. The most recent extinction event, the Laurentide Ice Sheet, covered Saratoga Springs with 10,000 feet of ice, the last of eight known Ice Ages. Lake will discuss how and why we lost Hudson Valley animals via extinction such as the stag-moose, mastodon, mammoth, giant beaver, ground sloth, and flat-headed peccary, and then others like woodland caribou and American elk via extirpation. No registration required.

Location: H. Dutcher Community Room
Other Information:
 This program is part of the 2018 Saratoga READS series
Contact: Chris Alexander
Contact Number: 518 584-7860 ext.248
Presenter: Tom Lake