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Lecture and Film at the Maritime Aquarium Featuring Dr. Nancy Todd

IMAX.Born2bWildDr. Nancy Todd, director of the Environmental Studies Program and professor of Biology at Manhattanville College, is giving a lecture with Dr. Gary Aronsen from Yale University, on primates and elephants at the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk.

(Photo credit: © 2010 Warner Bros. Entertainment / Drew Fellman - Courtesy of the Maritime Aquarium)

The lecture will be held on Wednesday on November 9 beginning at 7 p.m. It will include a showing of the award-winning movie, "Born to Be Wild." Admission is $12.50 for adults and $10 for children (up to age 12).

Dr. Todd appeared on News 12 Connecticut to promote the event.

An inspiring story of love, dedication and the remarkable bond between humans and animals, "Born to Be Wild" shows that these women's rescue and rehabilitation centers are places where endangered species are being saved, one life at a time.

Dr. Todd will compare the social and emotional needs of elephants to those of humans, including mother-infant bonds, and discuss the harmful impacts of poaching. Todd will include her experiences of fostering and watching young elephants mature into successful adults at the elephant orphanage in Kenya.

The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk inspires people of all ages to appreciate Long Island Sound and protect it for future generations. A vibrant and entertaining learning environment, it achieves this goal through living exhibits, marine science, and environmental education.

For more information about The Maritime Aquarium's IMAX movies, exhibits and other offerings, call (203) 852-0700 or go online to www.MaritimeAquarium.org.