Save up to 20% on the price of your tickets! It's easy... Become a member today! If you are already a member, log in to get your member rate. Animal Communication Daytime Program on Zoom Thursday, March 18, 2021 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET Code: 1J0087 Tickets Login $20 - Member 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 $25 - Non-Member Resize text remove add PROGRAM DESCRIPTION Do you think your dog talks to you? Are those noisy birds actually chattering about you behind your back? Is what we are perceiving language or something else? All animals communicate, from tiny worms who broadcast their reproductive needs by releasing scents, to troops of chimpanzees who teach one another to make tools. The amount of information animals transmit varies tremendously—and so does the way they share that information. Most scientists believe that only human beings have true language, and if that is so, then we are truly different from all other animals. Arik Kershenbaum, a zoologist at the University of Cambridge, has studied the meaning in animal communication, from wolves, to dolphins, to birds. He explores animal communication, the differences between language and communication, and whether we will ever be able to understand what animals are saying—or if they are saying anything at all. In his recent book, The Zoologist’s Guide to the Galaxy: What Animals on Earth Reveal About Aliens—and Ourselves, Kershenbaum examines the broad features uniting all life on Earth—and theorizes what lifeforms might be like on other planets. The Zoologist’s Guide (Penguin Press) is available for purchase. BOOK SALE INFORMATION Purchase your copy of The Zoologist's Guide to the Galaxy by Arik Kershenbaum here. SPECIAL NOTE: Politics and Prose is offering a 10% discount to Smithsonian Associates ticket-holders. To claim your discount, enter the code SPECIAL10 in the “Coupon discount” section of Politics and Prose's check-out page. PATRON INFORMATION If you register multiple individuals, you will be asked to supply individual names and email addresses so they can receive a Zoom link email. Please note that if there is a change in program schedule or a cancellation, we will notify you via email, and it will be your responsibility to notify other registrants in your group. Unless otherwise noted, registration for streaming programs typically closes two hours prior to the start time on the date of the program. Once registered, patrons should receive an automatic email confirmation from CustomerService@SmithsonianAssociates.org. Separate Zoom link information will be emailed closer to the date of the program. If you do not receive your Zoom link information 24 hours prior to the start of the program, please email Customer Service for assistance. View Common FAQs about our Streaming Programs on Zoom. This program is part of ourSmithsonian Associates Streaming series.