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FREE Film Screening: Laws of the Lizard

March 24, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Free

The Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History invite you to a film screening at the Zoo’s Visitor Center auditorium as part of the 2018 Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital!

The new Smithsonian Channel documentary, “Laws of the Lizard,” follows award-winning filmmakers Nate Dappen and Neil Losin as they partner with scientists, including the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History’s Kevin de Queiroz, to tell the surprising story of anole lizards—how they spread through Latin America and the Caribbean, conquered every possible habitat and diversified into hundreds of species—and what they tell us about other species and ecosystems around the world.

To RSVP for the free event: https://nationalzoo.si.edu/events/free-film-screening-laws-lizard

 

About the Film

In the quest to uncover the laws of nature, scientists are discovering big answers from a tiny source: a charming little lizard that can be found in any backyard in the tropics. The new Smithsonian Channel documentary, “Laws of the Lizard,” follows award-winning filmmakers as they discover why the fascinating anole lizards might hold the key to understanding the past, present and future of life on Earth.

On their year-long journey through the American tropics, from tiny Bahamian Islands and Caribbean rainforests to metropolitan Miami and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, filmmakers Nate Dappen and Neil Losin encounter remarkable lizards and capture species and behaviors that have never been filmed before. They also meet some of the world’s top biologists, including the man at the center of the anole lizard universe, Harvard University professor Jonathan Losos. Laws of the Lizard tells the surprising story of anoles—how they spread through Latin America and the Caribbean, conquered every possible habitat and diversified into hundreds of species—and what they tell us about other species and ecosystems around the world.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A discussion with featured expert in the film Kevin de Queiroz, research zoologist at the National Museum of Natural History, and Matthew Evans, assistant curator at Smithsonian’s National Zoo.

This program is presented with the Smithsonian’s National Zoo as part of the 2018 Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital. To see other film screening offerings, please visit the Natural History on the Big Screen website.

Details

Date:
March 24, 2018
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://nationalzoo.si.edu/events/free-film-screening-laws-lizard

Venue

Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute
3001 Connecticut Ave
NW, DC 20008 United States
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Phone
202-633-4888
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