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October 2019

Free

The Earliest Child: The Significance of “Selam”

October 16, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Cindy Pritzker Auditorium in the Harold Washington Center of the Chicago Public Library, 400 South State Street
Chicago, IL 60605 United States

Join us for a talk with Professor Zeray Alemseged as he presents on how the discovery of an almost complete skeleton of a juvenile early human ancestor has helped scientists answer some of the pressing questions about human evolution.

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$12

Cleveland, Lucy, and Human Evolution

October 25, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Cleveland Museum of Natural History, 1 Wade Oval Drive
Cleveland, OH 44106 United States

Dr. Donald Johanson, discoverer of the famous fossil hominin known as "Lucy" will share his story of the excitement and controversy of the “golden age” of paleoanthropology. He will reflect on Lucy’s role as ambassador to the past and her profound impact on the field of human origins.

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November 2019

$18

Grandmothers and Human Evolution

November 6, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Houston Museum of Natural Science, 5555 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, TX 77030 United States

Grandmothers contribute to our big brains, obsession with reputations, and the cultural construction of our daily lives. Evolutionary anthropologist Dr. Kristen Hawkes will share her research that shows that grandmothers are not only vital to child rearing and cooperation, but also to forming interdependent economies.

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$12 – $15

Living on the Edge: Neanderthals and Denisovans in Central Asia

November 13, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Dr 94118
San Francisco, CA 94118 United States

In this lecture, Dr. Viola will share how ancient DNA and archaeological and morphological data are advancing our understanding of how Neanderthals and Denisovans interacted—biologically, geographically, and culturally.

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January 2020

2020 Fellows Tour: Origins – Ethiopia

January 2 - January 19
Ethiopia,

Join The Leakey Foundation to learn about our human origins on a once-in-a-lifetime journey to Ethiopia. Stand on the site where Lucy was discovered. Experience a land of awe-inspiring physical beauty, extraordinary scientific research, ancient culture, unique traditions, and incredible food and coffee.

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April 2020

Free

The Evolution of the Human Mind – CANCELED

April 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
American Museum of Natural History, 56 West 81st St.
New York, NY 10024 United States

NOTICE: After careful consideration, we have decided to cancel this event. It will be rescheduled for a later date.

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Film Screening: Rise of the Warrior Apes – CANCELED

April 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Dr 94118
San Francisco, CA 94118 United States

NOTICE: After careful consideration, we have decided to cancel this event. It will be rescheduled for a later date.

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June 2020

Free

Lunch Break Science #1 • Zarin Machanda Lecture

June 25 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

Zarin Machanda explores the nature of chimpanzee communication and relationships in this Lunch Break Science lecture.

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July 2020

Free

Lunch Break #2 • Lauren Schroeder Grantee Spotlight

July 2 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 pm

Take a break from your day and feed your brain with The Leakey Foundation!

Meet Leakey Foundation grantee Lauren Schroeder and learn what it takes to study the skulls of early humans. This short interview is part of The Leakey Foundation’s weekly video series Lunch Break Science.

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Science Through Visual Stories

July 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online,

The Leakey Foundation invites you to join the second in our series of free science communication webinars with Sara ElShafie, a global change biologist and science communication consultant. Join us as we explore how to create aesthetically pleasing and informative visuals for science storytelling.

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