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[Annelida] FW: International Polychaete Day!!

Geoff Read via annelida%40net.bio.net (by Geoffrey.Read from niwa.co.nz)
Mon Apr 23 04:35:12 EST 2018


From: Osborn, Karen [mailto:OsbornK from si.edu]
Sent: Monday, 23 April 2018 9:32 p.m.
To: annelida-bounces from oat.bio.indiana.edu
Subject: International Polychaete Day!!

Hello Fellow Polychaete Admirers,

International Polychaete day July 1st.  This was started in 2015 as a way to commemorate Kristian Fauchald who passed away that year - July 1st was his birthday.  It is a great day to celebrate polychaetes around the world, to teach the public about these awesome animals, and to share the cool things we are all working on.  It is not too early to start planning how you will celebrate this year.  As you do, please share your plans with me so that we can help promote them from the Museum.

If you happen to live near or be visiting Washington DC on July 2nd (crowd size and staffing require us to celebrate this day, instead of the 1st) and would like to participate in our outreach event, please let me know.  This year we will be flooding the Ocean Hall with polychaete experts to talk to the public about their research, the collections, and the live polychaetes we will have.  It is always a fun day.  Let me know if you would like to participate.

Cheers – Karen

PS: here are some of the activities/resources from past years:
Karen Osborn
Research Zoologist/Curator of Polychaetes, Peracarids and Plankton
Department of Invertebrate Zoology
w 202.633.3668  osbornk from si.edu<mailto:osbornk from si.edu> http://invertebrates.si.edu/osborn/

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