National History Museum

April Lectures on Biodiversity

The United Nations declared 2010 as the International Year of Biodiversity. It is a celebration of life on earth and of the value of biodiversity for our lives. The National Museum, in partnership with the University of the Free State, will present a series of monthly lectures during the year, to which the public is invited.

On 15 April Dr James Brink, Head of Florisbad Quaternary Reseach at the National Museum, will talk about the origin of modern large mammals in open grasslands, followed by a lecture by Dr Lloyd Rossouw, Head of Archaeology at the National Museum, on the use of plant silica as indicators of past environmental conditions.

The lectures will be presented in the Reservoir at Oliewenhuis Art Museum, commencing at 19:00. Refreshments will be served after the lectures. Attendance is free, but please book at direk [at] nasmus [dot] co [dot] za or call Shirley at 051 447 9609.