The University of Nebraska State Museum’s January Sunday with a Scientist program for children and families will explore ‘insects in your backyard’. The event is January 15 from 1:30-4:30pm at Morrill Hall.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Entomology professors; Nebraska Master Naturalists; University of Nebraska State Museum scientists; and UNL undergraduate and graduate students will help visitors learn more about the six-legged invertebrates found in their own backyard.
Children and families will learn how to identify an insect and participate in activities to better understand life cycles, behavior and eating patterns of a variety of insects. Children will have an opportunity to explore the importance of pollinators (bees, butterflies, moths, beetles and flies) andlearn about bumblebee domiciles bee nesting boxes. Visitors will learn more about the endangered Salt Creek Tiger Beetle and the conservation efforts in Nebraska to help conserve the species.
2017: January 15: Insects in Your Backyard February: Darwin Day March: Lasers April: Sunday with a Junior Scientist