Origin of the Dog: A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing? With Dr. Robin Starr.
When: January 28th, 2018, 4:30pm to 8:00pm
Where: Jefferson Unitarian Church
NOTE: Please ONLY RSVP if staying for Dinner, by Thursday, January 25th. Note new Starting Time: Starting with the January, 2018 program Jefferson Humanists will have a slightly different Sunday program schedule. Still the 4th Sunday, but we will be meeting at 4:30pm. The program will include a brief Humanist Moment before the program begins. So we hope to see you at 4:30pm, on Sunday, January 28, at Jefferson Unitarian Church.
The former Canis familiaris is now known as Canis lupus familiaris, recognizing that the dog is a subspecies of gray wolf, Canis lupus. However, the dog has evolved striking differences from the wolf in both behavior and structure. Learn about the death of the alpha wolf – and that dogs’ social behavior is characterized by family relationships and cooperation, NOT a constant struggle to be top dog.
Robin grew up in California, graduated as a veterinarian, and immediately left for Colorado. She had a varied career, owning a small animal practice in Colorado Springs, working in the veterinary pharmaceutical industry (SmithKline Beecham Animal Health), doing veterinary medical writing, and heading a non-profit organization that trained service dogs. She earned her BS and DVM at the University of California at Davis and a Masters of Education at Pennsylvania State College in Malvern. She’s now retired and volunteers for the Colorado Mountain Club (teaching Wilderness Trekking School) and at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science in the Zoology Lab. She takes OLLI courses (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute), sponsored by Denver University, to stretch her mind and combat brain rot. She shares a home with two dogs from Safe Harbor Lab Rescue, Cody the Nosy and Autumn the Bashful.
After the presentation, supper and wine will be served. A suggested donation for dinner is $10 and $3 for wine. This month’s menu coming soon. To make sure we have enough food and drink, RSVP only for dinner at JH Meet-up, or email JH President Matthew Elisha firstname.lastname@example.org or call 303 432 8694 (For our monthly meetings, the RSVP count is for dinner only, otherwise, just show up).