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The Passenger Pigeon: From Billions to Zero

August 30, 2014 to March 30, 2015
West Hall

September 1st 2014 marked 100 years since Martha, the last Passenger Pigeon, died, and thus the extinction of Ectopistes migratorius. This event will be commemorated in the nation's museums as a way to address extinction, evolution, and the conservation of biodiversity.

NYSM will exhibit Passenger Pigeon specimens, an egg, and skeletal material from a famous NY archaeological site.

A teacher's guide and student activity packet is available for download.