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NATtalk: The Sting of the Wild

Entomologist and Ig Nobel Prize-winner Justin O. Schmidt is on a mission. Some say it’s a brave exploration; others shake their heads in disbelief. His goal? To compare theimpacts of stinging insects on humans, mainly using himself as the gauge (yes, he let hundreds of insects sting him so he could describe and rank the level of pain!). In TheSting of the Wild, the colorful Dr. Schmidt takes us on a journey inside the lives ofstinging insects, seeing the world through their eyes as well as his own. He explains how and why they attack and reveals the powerful punch they can deliver with a small venom gland and a "sting," the name for the apparatus that delivers the venom. We learn which insects are the worst to encounter and why some are barely worth considering.

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Neighborhood: Downtown

San Diego Natural History Museum
1788 El Prado Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101

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619-232-3821

Date & Time

Jun 20, 2017
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Museum doors will open at 5:30 PM.

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$9-$12

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