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BioBlitzing the Planet: Ants, Frogs and Crawling Wonders

Sunday, June 14, 2009
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

How do ants communicate? Are we more like them than we imagine? What is the biggest frog ever photographed? And why does it matter? Bringing Bio Blitzing in the Boroughs full circle, America’s consummate naturalist E.O. Wilson and world-renowned insect scientist and photographer Mark Moffett share stories from their adventures in exploring the fascinating and surprising biodiversity of life on Earth. A lively and visually compelling conclusion to the WSF Street Fair in Washington Square Park.

Moderator

Josh ZeppsHost

Josh Zepps is a correspondent for Bloomberg TV’s Energy Now, reporting on the future of energy and the environment. His show on Discovery Science Channel, Brink, took an irreverent look at the latest breakthroughs on the brink of changing our lives.

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Participants

Edward O. WilsonEvolutionary Biologist, Author

E.O. Wilson is a life-long explorer of the natural world whose pioneering studies of ants have led to revolutionary insights across a wide range of fields, from evolution to animal and human behavior.

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Mark MoffettEcologist, Explorer

Mark Moffett is recognized for his discovery of new species and behavior in remote parts of the world. His latest book, Adventures with the Ants, examines the parallels between human and ant societies based on his travels to the Amazon, Congo, Australia, Iran, Borneo, and elsewhere.

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