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Quantum Leap Field Trip to the Indianapolis Zoo

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1200 West Washington Street

Indianapolis, IN 46222

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For a long time, biologists considered tool use a major marker of difference separating humans and animals. But recent research, including that conducted at the Indianapolis Zoo, has complicated that binary. If orangutans can talk, elephants can feel emotions and dolphins can use tools, then are humans really so different than other forms of life? And if we are more similar than previously thought, what implications does that have for how we steward our shared home on Planet Earth?

Join us for a fascinating behind-the-scenes tour of the Indianapolis Zoo, where we’ll get up close and personal with the animals and talk with scientists whose cutting-edge research is radically reshaping the field of zoology. Along the way, we’ll read short literary texts that invite us to reconsider our human-centered view of the universe. Our tour will conclude with a hearty lunch and discussion.

About Quantum Leap Field Trips
QL Field Trips take Hoosiers inside fascinating sites of discovery, problem-solving and innovation. These indelible adult field trips, co-led by scientists and humanities scholars, combine tours with short literary readings in order to help us think, read and talk about how new frontiers of scientific inquiry reshape our understanding of what it means to be human. Each field trip concludes with a shared meal, beers and discussion.

These experiences have been designed for adults and are recommended for ages 12 and up. Ticket price includes admission to the facility, meal, and beers—and lots of great insight, discussion and fun!

About Quantum Leap
Quantum Leap explores and celebrates the spirit of possibility and problem-solving that occurs when we bridge the humanities with science, technology, engineering, math and medicine. www.IndianaHumanities.org/QuantumLeap

About Indiana Humanities
Indiana Humanities connects people, opens minds and enriches lives by creating and facilitating programs that encourage Hoosiers to think, read and talk. www.IndianaHumanities.org

About the Indianapolis Zoo
The Indianapolis Zoo empowers people and communities, both locally and globally, to advance animal conservation. Located in White River State Park downtown, the Indianapolis Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the American Association of Museums as a zoo, aquarium and botanical garden. Visit IndianapolisZoo.com

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