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Terrestrial Life Debuts
April 15, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
BTS – SIX DEGREES OF SCIENCE: TERRESTRIAL LIFE DEBUTS **VIRTUAL**APRIL 8, 2021, 6:30 PM · OFFSITE
ONLINE EVENT – When life came out of the water and conquered land, our witnesses are the armor-headed amphibians like “boomerang-headed” Diplocaulus. You’ll meet the root of our own human family tree in the fabulous fin-backed, Dimetrodon, apex predator of the Texas Permian, 300 million years ago. Catastrophic die-offs at the end of the Permian Period (250 million years ago) exterminated most of the dominant life forms–but the empty niches welcomed new clans of dynamic creatures. Reptiles seized control of the terrestrial realm. Giant croc-oids dug tubers, munched leaves and attacked each other. By 200 million years ago, crocodile descendants–the first dinosaurs–were expanding their influence. After this pre-recorded event, the instructor will be available for a live Q&A session. By purchasing an event ticket, you are helping to fund science education in Houston and beyond. Thank you for supporting science!