Multimedia Presentation: Exploring the Inner Lives of Animals
Explore the intersection of animal intelligence and human society with Brandon Keim, science journalist and author of The Eye of the Sandpiper: Stories fom the Living World.
Keim will give a multimedia presentation on emerging scientific research about animals' lives–self-awareness, empathy, love, language, morality, culture and community–in a public lecture and booksigning hosted by Metcalf Institute at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 14, in URI's Weaver Auditorium at the Coastal Institute in Kingston. The presentation is one in a series of events celebrating Metcalf’s 20th anniversary.
Keim will describe these surprising attributes, which are found not just in animals already recognized as brainy, but also in common neighbors like chickadees, squirrels, and snapping turtles. He will discuss how people are applying this newfound understanding: challenging old human habits, reforming pest control and wildlife management, calling for legal recognition of animal personhood, and simply delighting our world of intelligence, only some of which is human.
Ed Yong of The Atlantic described Brandon Keim as "one of our finest chroniclers of nature. His beautiful writing radiates with his deep love for the world around us and the creatures we share it with.” Read other reviews here.
Keim, a Metcalf Institute alumnus, is also the author of National Geographic’s Inside Animal Minds: What They Think, Feel, And Know.
The multimedia presentation will be followed by refreshments and a book signing.
Tuesday, November 14 at 5:30pm
Coastal Institute, Weaver Auditorium
1 Greenhouse Rd, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI 02881, USA
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