Tuesday, April 29, 2014

ICK! CREATURES THAT MAKE YOUR SKIN CRAWL AND THE LOVELY REASONS WHY

ICK!
Frankford Hall * 1210 Frankford Ave * Philadelphia, PA 19125
Monday, April 28 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Description:
A showy reintroduction to some of the natural world’s icky organisms, by the researchers who cherish them. Discover how the human response to be repulsed is all quite explainable.



Itchy Itchy Scratch: Insects That Make Your Skin Crawl and the Lovely Reasons Why (Irene Moon & Yon Visell)
Does the sound of bees buzzing make your skin crawl? Why does the site of a cockroach give us the creepy-crawlies? Sing and dance your way through this surrealist entomological performance and discover how the sensation of touch affects human perception.

Pond Scum and You (Richard McCourt)
What is that slimy green stuff on the wall of your house?  What's in that green goo in your swimming pool?  They are algae, or a some would call them, pond scum, and this multimedia presentation will highlight the world of these strange tiny plants, which despite their not so nice reputation turn out to be the most important plants on earth.

Partners: Frankford Hall, Drexel University, The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, American Museum of Natural History


Your hosts:

Katja Seltmann (American Museum of Natural History)
Yon Visell (Drexel University)
Richard McCourt (Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia)

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