The University of Nebraska State Museum will present a Sunday with a Scientist program for children and families about Nebraska amphibians and turtles, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Dec. 19 at Morrill Hall.
The program, "Critters of the Plains," will be led by Dennis Ferraro, professor of herpetology and extension educator in the UNL School of Natural Resources. A variety of aquatic and semi-aquatic critters native to Nebraska will be on display for children to investigate, including frogs, toads, salamander and turtles. Some non-native creatures will also be represented. Museum visitors of all ages will learn about turtles and amphibians that live in the state, their habitats, and ways to help protect them. Other hands-on activities will also be provided.
Sunday with a Scientist is a series of presentations that highlight the work of State Museum scientists and those from other UNL departments and institutions, while educating children and families on a variety of topics related to science and natural history. For more information, go to http://www.museum.unl.edu.
- Dana Ludvik, NU State Museum
More details at: http://museum.unl.edu