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.
Assistant professors Doug Golick and Judy Wu-Smart, Department of Entomology; Nebraska Master Naturalists; University of Nebraska State Museum scientists; and UNL undergraduate and graduate students will help visitors learn more about the six-leg invertebrates found in their own backyard.
Children and families will learn how to identify an insect and learn more about what an insect is and is not. Children will have an opportunity to explore the importance of pollinators (bees, butterflies, moths, beetles and flies) and build a bumblebee domicile bee nesting box. Visitors will learn more about the endangered Salt Creek Tiger Beetle and the conservation efforts in Nebraska to help conserve the species.