Did you know that the Naturalist Center at the Academy hosts a book club for adults? Known as Bookworms, this monthly book group focuses on science-themed books hand-picked by our librarians and the group.
This book group meets after the museum closes, so you’ll have time to commute after school. Just be sure to read the work before coming, since the group jumps right into discussion.
The Naturalist Center often has these books (and many more!) available for check-out in their library. Head to the the Academy library and choose “Naturalist Center” in the dropdown menu to check availability.
Academy staff need to know to expect you, so you can be escorted to the meeting room from the business entrance off Middle Drive. To reserve a place, pick up a “ticket” on the online calendar or call 800-794-7576. Space is limited.
Bookworms Adult Book Club: Selections for Winter
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at 6:30 pm
Topic: Explorations in Evolution
Remarkable Creatures: Epic Adventures in the Search for the Origins of Species by Sean B. Carroll
Focusing on the scientists who studied evolution, Remarkable Creatures celebrates the “pursuit and the pleasure of scientific discovery.”
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 6:30 pm
Topic: Fossils, Limbs, and Evolution
Your Inner Fish by Neil Shubin
In a very readable style, Shubin tells the story of evolution by tracing the organs of the human body back millions of years. Using fossils — including the exciting discovery of Tiktaalik — he examines how some of our body parts resemble those of a fish!