Calling all aspiring veterinarians! Visitors to the museum's November Sunday with a Scientist program for children and families will get to experience what it's like to provide medical care to animals on Sunday, November 15 from 1:30-4:30pm at Morrill Hall.
Veterinarians, scientists and veterinary students from the UNL School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences will teach visitors how to conduct a basic examination using a stethoscope to listen to the heart and lungs of a cat, compare the skeletons of a house cat and leopard to discover how the anatomy between different cats is very similar, test your surgical skills by playing a game that makes you the doctor, observe parasites and learn how they affect the health of animals, and learn how medicines that help people can be very dangerous to pets.
Visitors are encouraged to bring a stuffed animal from home and learn how to bandage an injured paw. Other activities include face painting in celebration of the museum’s new Feline Fine: The Art of Cats II exhibition. Current veterinary students will also be on hand to talk about veterinary school.
While on campus, visit our friends at the national exhibit celebrating the Mathematics of Science, Art, Industry, and Culture, known as the MoSAIC Festival, in the Nebraska Union on Saturday, November 14, 10am-6pm and Sunday, November 15, 10:30am-5pm. The festival is free and open to the public.
Sponsored by the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, the Bridges Organization, and the Simons Foundation, MoSAIC Festivals are conferences that incorporate lectures, hands-on workshops, an art exhibition and short films.
Workshops and activities scheduled on Sunday are especially suited for families and students of middle level grades and higher and include titles such as "Fun with Math and Origami", "Zometool and Creativity", "Shadowfolds - Sew Folding", "Geometry, Art and the Body in Space", "Demuth & the Distributive Property", "Tesselations" and "Fun with Mosaic Designs". Saturday sessions will focus on content aimed at higher-level audiences.