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Science And A Movie

Science And A Movie

Pacific Science Center is excited to present our Science And A Movie series in collaboration with Central Cinema. Explore research that is related to some of your favorite movies, with an introduction and post-screening discussion with local scientists.

This series is for all ages, with beer and wine available for guests 21 and over.

Tickets: | $10 in advance, $12 at door

The Birds
Runtime: 119 minutes | Rated: PG-13
Monday, April 17 or Tuesday, April 18 at 7 p.m.
Located at: Central Cinema | 1411 21st Ave., Seattle

Crows gather around their dead, warn of impending doom, recognize people, commit murder of other crows, lure fish and birds to their death, drink beer, turn on lights to stay warm, design and use tools, use cars as nutcrackers, windsurf and sled to play, and work in tandem to get cheese whiz out of a can. Their marvelous brains allow them to think, plan, and reconsider their actions. The ongoing connection between humans and crows—a cultural co-evolution—has shaped both species for millions of years. Come learn about the extraordinary research by scientist John Marzluff on the intelligence and startling abilities of corvids—crows, ravens, and jays—followed by a screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s classic 1963 thriller, The Birds. Following the film, participate in a lively Q&A moderated by Pacific Science Center.

Our Speaker:

John Marzluff is Professor of Wildlife Science at the University of Washington. His graduate and initial post-doctoral research focused on the social behavior and ecology of jays and ravens. He was especially interested in communication, social organization, and foraging behavior. His current research brings this behavioral approach to pressing conservation issues including raptor management, management of pest species, and assessment of nest predation. He is the author of several books including In the Company of Crows and Ravens, which blends biology, conservation, and anthropology to suggest that human and crow cultures have co-evolved, and Gifts of the Crow, which applies a neurobiological perspective to understand the amazing feats of corvids.

Join us Monday, April 17 or Tuesday, April 18 at 7 p.m. at Central Cinema.

Tickets: | $10 in advance, $12 at door

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Science and a Movie presents The Birds is in collaboration with Pacific Science Center and Central Cinema.