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The Las Cruces Museum of Nature and Science (MONAS) continues to offer take-out-activity kits in February. Kits are free but require reservation. To reserve kits, email Stephanie Hawkins at email@example.com. Kits are available while supplies last and must be picked up Wednesday, Feb. 17. Pursuant to state health guidelines, social distancing measures are in place and mask-wearing is required.
Here are the February kits:
MONAS, 411 N. Main St., is accessible from RoadRUNNER Transit Route 1 Stop 36
Visit http://las-cruces.org/museums and find city museums on Facebook and Instagram @LCMuseums.
The City of Las Cruces Museum of Nature and Science and Sigma Xi present “Science Café – Life at Earth’s Extremes” with guest speaker Madhan Tirumalai, Ph.D., at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, via Zoom from the University of Houston. Email Stephanie Hawkins at firstname.lastname@example.org for a link to the program or visit https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86954149935.
“Extremophiles are organisms that can survive and thrive under extremes of temperature, pH, pressure, radiation and other hostile environments,” the city museum system said in a news release. “They are often considered model organisms to better understand locations in the universe where life might have arisen or continue to exist. The wonderful world of extremophiles continues to expand our understanding of the limits of life on Earth and beyond.”
Tirumalai is a research assistant professor in the University of Houston Department of Biology and Biochemistry. His work focuses on a highly inter-disciplinary area of research, including molecular evolution, space microbiology and comparative genomics, the news release said.
For more information, including updates on museum re-openings, visit http://las-cruces.org/museums, and find city museums on Facebook and Instagram @LCMuseums.