Lectures

Mammoths and Early People in the Great Lakes Region – Stories from the Bones
May 10, 2016 - 7:00 - 8:30pm

Join paleontologist Dr. Eileen Johnson and learn about her fascinating detective work on Mammoths from Wisconsin, focusing on the stories their fossil bones tell about natural deaths, carnivores and the survival strategies of early people in the Great Lakes region 14,500 years ago. Mammoth and Mastodon teeth and bones from the Cranbrook Institute of Science collection will also be available for direct examination by visitors before and after the lecture.

This lecture is free.


Cranbrook and The Nature Conservancy Present Science Talks Lecture Series 2016

The Institute’s popular Lecture Series in partnership with the Nature Conservancy returns with three lectures featuring Nature Conservancy Scientists who are actively engaged in research in the Great Lakes region.

The Nature of Cities
Dr. Patrick Doran, Associate State Director
Thursday, March 3
By 2050, it is estimated that 70% of the world's population will live in cities. How can nature help build resilient urban communities around the world and right here in Detroit?

Burn Baby Burn!
Rodolfo Villegas
Thursday, April 7
Learn about the natural role and history of fire in our environment and how reintroducing fire to certain landscapes can benefit both nature and people.

Saving the Kirtland’s Warbler
Dr. Dave Ewert, Senior Scientist
Thursday, May 5
Hear the inspiring story of bringing North America's rarest songbird back from the brink of extinction, how it's being protected now, and what makes the Kirtland's warbler unique.


Every lecture begins with a Meet and Greet the Scientist and cash bar at 6:30pm, followed by a 7pm lecture and Q & A ending by 8pm. Tickets are $12 per person for the general public, and $10 for Institute and Nature Conservancy Members.

Click here to register for the series or here to register for an individual lecture or call 248 645.3210.

To see past Nature Conservancy lectures visit our archive.