The University of Nebraska State Museum's first Sunday with a Scientist program of 2015 for children and families investigated the ancient oceans that once covered Nebraska and what types of animals live in our oceans today. The program will took place on January 18 from 1:30-4:30pm at Morrill Hall.
Katie Fuenning, MS, Outreach Manager, of Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium led visitors on an investigation to learn about corals, sea turtles, sharks and how to help protect sea life.
Children participated in a fossil science experiment, pretended to be coral and saw how they eat, learned how to measure sea turtles and compared measurements to other animals, plus took part in a trash to treasure activity to learn more about ocean conservation. Also on hand were exciting artifacts to see and touch.
Fuenning presented the following special 15 minute ocean life presentations: 2:00 Ancient vs Current Oceans, 2:30 Coral, 3:00 Sea Turtles,
3:30 Plastic Pollution.