Let's talk. 
In celebration of Charles Darwin’s February birthday, the MNCH hosts an annual conversation series exploring species, ecosystems, and conservation. Join us by attending Darwin Conversations in person or viewing them on Facebook. The talks are free and open to the public.



Friday, February 8, 2019

Wild geese in migration

Extreme Migrations! Tales from the Flyways
with Portland State University ornithologist Michael Murphy

Twice a year, billions of birds migrate thousands of miles in rhythm with the seasons. How do they know when to start migrating? How far can individual birds travel? Join Michael Murphy as he describes how modern technology is catching up with bird migration and helping us understand the forces behind these incredible journeys.

Friday, February 15, 2019
 Ideas on Tap February

Secret Lives of Flying Dinosaurs 
with University of Texas - Austin paleontologist Julia Clarke

How did dinosaurs get feathers? What did their feathers look like? Join Julia Clarke in exploring the evolution of feathers and flight in dinosaurs—and examine recent fossil discoveries that are changing scientists' views on how these ancient creatures looked.