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This Week in Nature Lab
Shell Game:  Exploring Turtles                                                                           Wednesday, June 24, 1 pm
Learn how to read turtles’ shells to discover how they live.
  • Dr. Walter Meshaka, Senior Curator, Zoology and Botany Section, The State Museum
Free with museum admission
It’s All about the Face:  Effigies and Susquehannock Pottery                                   

Thursday:  June 25, 1 pm

Delve into the archaeological mystery of human faces depicted on Washington Boro-incised pots from 1550-1675 AD.
  • Janet Johnson, Curator, Naomi Ulmer, Summer Intern (Penn State University), & Dr. Kurt Carr, Senior Curator, Archaeology Section, The State Museum
Free with museum admission
Endangered Species in Harrisburg: Egrets & Herons  

Friday, June 26:  11 am – 1:30 pm; presentation at 12:15 pm

Harrisburg is home to several of Pennsylvania’s endangered birds.  Learn about the Great Egret, Black-crowned Night Heron and Yellow-crowned Heron and how the Susquehanna River is a key resource for survival of these birds.
  • Theresa Alberici, Wildlife Education Specialist, Pennsylvania Game Commission
This is a free Learn at Lunchtime program. And, museum admission is free on Friday, June 26, 11 am - 1:30 pm.
For a complete list of
"Meet the Experts" programs for summer 2015, see
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