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Film Appreciation & Guided Reading

Ice Age, 2002
The Story of Life in 25 Fossils: Tales of Intrepid Fossil Hunters and the Wonders of Evolution

By Chang Chun-hsiang

NMNS, Oct. 2, 2017 – To highlight the exhibit “Elephants: Evolution and Tragedy of the Land Mighty”, the National Museum of Natural Science will host a session including the movie “Ice Age, 2002” and a guided reading session led by Dr. Chang Chun-hsiang on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. The movie and guided reading program will be a big challenge for frequent museum visitors, who regard educational activities at the Museum as fun.

Film Appreciation & Guided ReadingFilm Appreciation & Guided ReadingIce Age, 2002, a computer-animated fantasy-comedy adventure film, is set during the days of the ice age and a world filled with wonder and danger; animals begin migrating south to escape the winter. It received generally positive from critics and audiences alike. The film was a box office success, winning several film awards, including an Academy Award nomination. The selected book-The Story of Life in 25 Fossils: Tales of Intrepid Fossil Hunters and the Wonders of Evolution by best-selling paleontology author Donald R. Prothero describes 25 famous, beautifully preserved fossils in a gripping scientific history of life on Earth. Recounting the adventures behind the discovery of these objects and fully interpreting their significance within the larger fossil record, Prothero creates a riveting history of life on our planet.

Film Appreciation & Guided ReadingDr. Chang Chun-hsiang, an expert on elephant fossils, has been a curator at the National Museum of Natural Science. He had served as the chairman of the Museum’s Geology Department, and he currently is the chairman of the Exhibit Department. Chang is interested in function, distribution, systematics and evolution of mammals in the Quaternary, particularly in teeth remains of elephants. He has involved in several special exhibitions on the topics of paleontology. “Elephants: Evolution and Tragedy of the Land Mighty” on view now in the Museum’s 1st exhibition gallery can be his masterpiece.

For your visual and intellectual enjoyment, join us at our Multiuse Theater on October 28, 1-5 p.m. Check here for online registration. Registration fee includes the film screening, guided reading, and the selected book.

This program subsidized by Ministry of Science and Technology, R.O.C is made possible by the National Museum of Natural Science, NMNS Culture and Education Foundation, and Scientific American.