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Lecture: How to Walk on Water and Climb up Walls

Sunday, October 14, 2018 4:00 PM — 5:30 PM

Presented by Dr. David Hu, Georgia Institute of Technology; author of How to Walk on Water and Climb up Walls: Animal Movement and the Robots of the Future

Insects walk on water, snakes slither and fish swim. Animals move with astounding grace, speed and versatility, but how do they do it and what can we learn from them? From the incredible efficiency of the wet dog shake to colonies of ants building rafts out of their own bodies, David Hu shows how animals have adapted and evolved to traverse their environments, taking advantage of physical laws with results that are startling and ingenious. A book signing will immediately follow the lecture.

Presented in conjunction with the special exhibit Nature’s Superheroes: Life at the Limits.*

Cost: Free; advance reservations required at 404.929.6400. Reserved tickets will be available for pick up at the Museum Box Office. Seating for the lecture will begin at 3:45pm. 

Program Location: Fernbank Museum Frances Wood Wilson Foundation Theater

*Lecture tickets to not include museum or giant screen film admission. If you wish to make Nature’s Superheroes part of your visit, you must purchase a museum ticket.