MUSK OX AND MAMMOTHS AND GROUND SLOTHS, OH MY! Let’s Talk About Arctic Ice Age Animals! With Arctic Expert Moki Kokoris
March 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Imagine a vast, treeless and grassy plain, much of it filled with large woolly beasts! Ice Age Beringia – the ancient land mass encompassing eastern Siberia, Alaska, Canada’s Yukon – was home to a unique mix of animals tens of thousands of years ago. Many of them went extinct as the Ice Age ended, but a few still roam the Arctic Region to this day. One very unlikely creature, however, evolved and migrated as far east and south as Asia and Africa!
Join us for this Family Friendly event! Learn about these iconic animals of the High Arctic realm during the late Pliocene and Pleistocene, see and feel authentic hands-on Ice Age artifacts if you dare, and be astounded by facts few people know! 2:00 p.m., A. B. Ceder Room, Masks Required, Members: $10.00 Non-Members: $20.00, Children under 12: $5.00 (Must be accompanied by an adult) Pre-registration and pre-payment required. Register online: www.whitememorialcc.org or by calling 860-567-0857.
About our speaker: Arctic expert, environmental advocate, and the first Ukrainian woman to reach the Geographic North Pole, Moki Kokoris is also the founder of 90-north – an outreach education program series that features a broad range of topics relating to the Circumpolar North, covering all disciplines from Anthropology to Zoology. She is a member of the Explorers Club and a United Nations Global Communications representative. Water is her friend only when it is either solid or fluffy. And she firmly believes that everywhere is walking distance – as long as you have the time… https://www.90-north.com/
- March 12
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm