Morrill Hall's Sunday with a Scientist explores insects Jan. 19
Released on 01/08/2014, at 6:00 AM
Office of University Communications
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014
WHERE: University of Nebraska State Museum, Morrill Hall, south of 14th and Vine Streets
The University of Nebraska State Museum's next Sunday with a Scientist program for children and families will explore insects. The program will be 1:30-4:30 p.m. Jan. 19 at Morrill Hall, south of 14th and Vine streets on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln City Campus.
Tiffany Heng-Moss, professor of entomology and associate dean in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, will introduce children and families to one of the most successful groups of organisms on the planet -- insects. In this up-close encounter, visitors will learn about the diversity of insects and why they look the way they do. They will also have the opportunity to hold hissing cockroaches, walking sticks, giant millipedes and other arthropods.
Sunday with a Scientist is a series of presentations that highlight the work of scientists, while educating children and families on a variety of topics related to science and natural history. Presenters share scientific information in a fun, informal way through demonstrations, activities or by conducting science on site. Sunday with a Scientist is from 1:30-4:30 p.m. on the third Sunday of each month.
For more information on the program, go to http://www.museum.unl.edu.
The University of Nebraska State Museum of Natural History in Morrill Hall is open 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and Friday-Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursdays, and 1:30-4:30 p.m. Sundays. Regular admission is $6 for adults (19 and over), $3 for children (5-18 years), free for children 4 and under, and $13 for families (up to two adults and children). UNL staff, faculty, and students are admitted free with NU ID during all regular hours. Friends of the Museum are also free. Parking is free in front of the museum. For further information, telephone the museum at 402-472-2642 or visit its website.
Writer: Mandy Haase, NU State Museum
News Release Contacts:
- Kathy French, Education Coordinator, NU State Museum