Monkey business at the Midwest Museum

Published: Monday, Nov. 11, 2013 5:48 p.m.CDT • Updated: Monday, Nov. 11, 2013 5:48 p.m.CDT
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Dr. Leila Porter, pictured with a saddleback tamarin, will give a lecture on South American monkeys Nov. 16 at the Midwest Museum of Natural History.

There will be monkey business Saturday at the Midwest Museum of Natural History, 425 W. State St. in Sycamore.

At 2 p.m., the museum will present a one-hour lecture by Leila Porter titled, “Fungi, Fruit and Mental Maps: Investigating the Ranging Behavior of South American Monkeys.” During the lecture, there will be monkey-themed games and activities for children age 4 and older. Children can enjoy the activities with a museum educator while adults attend the lecture.

Porter is a professor in the anthropology department at Northern Illinois University. Her talk will focus on her work with monkeys in the Bolivian rainforest.

“Bolivia has an enormous diversity of habitats, from the highlands of the Andes to the lowland rainforests in the Amazon basin,” she said in a news release. Her work has focused heavily on conservation efforts concerning threatened monkey species, particularly the rare Goeldi’s monkey.

Both the lecture and children’s activities are free with museum admission, $5 for children and seniors and $6 for adults. No registration is required.

For more information, visit www.mmnh.org.

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