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Museum Seminar Series – Miocene Period

April 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Advanced Registration Required  |  Ages 12 and up  |  $5 for members per session and $10 for non-members
(Sessions will be March 19, April 16, and May 14.)

Twenty-five million years ago, North America was a very different place. Over the course of the Miocene Epoch, changes in climate altered the landscape and prompted large–scale adaptation, migration, and extinction of lifeforms. Rhinos, elephant-like gomphotheres, and giant “pigs” were the residents of the day. Along with horses, camels, and bizarre horned beasts, they had to contend with the world’s newest ecosystem – the grassland. Many creatures thrived and diversified in the open habitats, while others were forced to extinction. More challenges were yet to come with the Pliocene Epoch, when the earth entered a new phase of climate change that led to the Ice Ages. Join Dr. Steve Fields, Museum of York County Curator for a 3-class series on this fascinating look at our natural history.

Registration coming soon.


April 16
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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