Tonight we will be at the La Brea Tarpits from 6-8:30. "

Join the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and the La Brea Tar Pits for a free, lively conversation about endangered plants and animals, extinction, and the global consequences of mass extinction. 

Extinctions happen all the time — evolution can't move forward without them. But mass extinctions are a different beast, wiping out large numbers of species regardless of how well adapted they are. Scientists now say a sixth mass extinction may be underway, and this one is caused by people. 

What does the disappearance of these animals tell us about L.A.'s ever-changing climate and environment? How do our stories, museum exhibitions, images, and films about them shape science, law, and policies to protect endangered species?"