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National Geographic Live

September 6, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

$25 – $65

Is it possible that extinct creatures could be brought back to life? Beth Shapiro, a National Geographic Emerging Explorer, is one of the scientists looking into this fascinating breakthrough. Overture Center for the Arts will host “How to Clone a Mammoth” with Beth Shapiro on Tuesday, Sept. 6 at 7:30 p.m. at Madison’s Capitol Theater.

National Geographic Live, the organization’s traveling speaker series, brings to life the incredible and inspiring stories of National Geographic Explorers. In particular, Shapiro, an evolutionary biologist and pioneer in the study of ancient DNA, will guide attendees through the fascinating yet controversial field of de-extinction.

With tales of her extensive journeys in the Arctic areas of Siberia and North America to gather the bones, teeth, and other remains of Ice Age giants like mammoths, saber-toothed cats, and giant camels, Shapiro will captivate the audience as she explains how the distribution of today’s species has been impacted by human activities and climate change. Her objective is to prevent living species from suffering the same fate as so many ice age creatures.

Don’t miss out on your opportunity to hear from one of this generation’s most well-known advocates for scientific outreach, Beth Shapiro, award-winning author and regular on BBC, National Geographic and Discovery networks.

Ticket prices range from $25 to $65 depending on seating.

For more information, visit overture.org.