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Lifespans: From Minutes to Millennia

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The 2016-2017 lecture series of the Sierra College Natural History Museum continues Friday, March 17 with “Lifespans: From Minutes to Millennia”, a presentation by Sierra College professors Shawna Martinez, Joe Medeiros, and Jennie Skillen. Join us Friday evening at 7:30pm for an illustrated tour through time – the way nature sees it. The presentation will be in Sewell Hall (room 111) on the Sierra College-Rocklin Campus.

Lifetimes can be measured from minutes to millennia – at least the way most people think. But what is a lifetime? While it is a straightforward concept for some organisms, for others it is far less clear how to measure the extent of a lifetime. How do processes such as cloning, fission, and long distance migration affect the way we define lifespans? Join Sierra College biologists in an illustrated tour through the lifespans of a variety of Earth’s organisms, from bacteria and butterflies to quaking aspens and creosote bushes.

This presentation is part of the Sierra College Natural History Museum’s 2016-2017 lecture series, and will be held on Friday, March 17 at 7:30 pm in Sewell Hall, room 111. Tickets are available at the door. Prices are General $5 / Students and Seniors $2 / Museum members free. All proceeds benefit the Sierra College Natural History Museum.

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