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Death is Not the End: A Decomposition Story

by | Oct 17, 2018

Death is not the end: a decomposition story at Pacsci

Our newest living exhibit, Death is not the end: a decomposition story, is now open in our Ackerley Family Exhibit Gallery. The exhibit explores the important role that decomposers play in converting dead organisms into usable nutrients so that other organisms can live. Come see insects, bacteria and fungi in action as they use death as an opportunity to support new life.

In this PacSci Podcast we take a closer look at what’s inside and how one part required some special homework. At first, it may sound creepy but it’s really a fascinating part of nature. Give a listen then make plans to experience it yourself. Who knows? It may prompt you to conduct your own decomposing experiments.