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Durham Museum lecture to focus on The Amazon Basin

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Ryan Valdez
UNMC and The Durham Museum are once again teaming up to bring a Smithsonian scholar to the medical center campus.

On Tuesday, June 24 at noon, Ryan Valdez from the Smithsonian Associates will give a compelling presentation on the eight country regions of the Amazon with the greatest concentration of biodiversity anywhere on earth.

Join Valdez as he explores why accommodating sustainable development has become one of the greatest conservation challenges.

The lecture, which will take place in the College of Nursing, Room 1010, is offered through the Time Travelers partnership. As part of the partnership, medical center employees and their employees get free museum admission with valid identification. The partnership also facilitates lectures, workshops and other events on the medical center campus.

Valdez is a research fellow at the Smithsonian National Zoological Park and has conducted extensive research in the Amazon and Kenya.

Employees are encouraged to bring their lunch.

An evening lecture also is scheduled at the museum at 6:30 p.m. on June 24 in the Stanley and Dorothy Truhlsen Lecture Hall. Seating for lectures is limited so reservations are required. To reserve seats, please call 402-444-5071. The Durham Museum is at 801 S. 10th St., in Omaha.