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Laws of the Lizard
Presented with the National Zoo



Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History and National Zoo invite you to a film screening as part of the 2018 Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital!


In our quest to uncover the laws of nature, scientists are discovering big answers from a tiny source: a charming little lizard that can be found in any backyard in the tropics.

The new Smithsonian Channel documentary, Laws of the Lizard, follows award-winning filmmakers Nate Dappen and Neil Losin as they discover why the fascinating anole lizards might hold the key to understanding the past, present, and future of life on Earth.

On their year-long journey through the American tropics, from tiny Bahamian Islands and Caribbean rainforests to metropolitan Miami and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, Nate and Neil encounter remarkable lizards and capture species and behaviors that have never been filmed before. They also meet some of the world’s top biologists, including the man at the center of the anole lizard universe, Harvard University professor Jonathan Losos.

Laws of the Lizard tells the surprising story of anoles – how they spread through Latin America and the Caribbean, conquered every possible habitat, and diversified into hundreds of species – and what they tell us about other species and ecosystems around the world.  

Followed by a Q&A discussion with the filmmaker, Neil Losinfeatured expert in the film Kevin de Queiroz, Research Zoologist at the National Museum of Natural History, and Matthew Evans, Assistant Curator at Smithsonian National Zoological Park.

This program is presented with the National Zoo as part of the 2018 Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital. To see other film screening offerings, please visit our Natural History on the Big Screen website.

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RSVP Information

Due to the nature of this event, all seating in the theater will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. To help us prepare for this festival event, and to receive announcements concerning this event, please RSVP your interest in attending. Note that your RSVP is not a ticket, and does not reserve a seat for this festival.

Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
National Zoo's Visitor Center Auditorium
3001 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
United States

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