Sunday with a Scientist to focus on veterinary medicine
Released on 11/09/2015, at 2:00 AM
Office of University Communications
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
WHEN: Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015
WHERE: University of Nebraska State Museum, Morrill Hall, south of 14th and Vine streets
Calling all aspiring veterinarians. Visitors to the University of Nebraska State Museum's November Sunday with a Scientist program for children and families will get to experience what it's like to provide medical care to animals from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at Morrill Hall, south of 14th and Vine streets.
Veterinarians, scientists and veterinary students from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences will teach visitors how to conduct a basic examination using a stethoscope to listen to the heart and lungs of a cat; compare the skeletons of a house cat and leopard to discover how the anatomy between different cats is similar; test surgical skills by playing a game; observe parasites and learn how they affect the health of animals; and learn how medicines that help people can be dangerous to pets.
Visitors are encouraged to bring a stuffed animal from home to learn how to bandage an injured paw. Other activities include face painting in celebration of the museum's new "Feline Fine: The Art of Cats II" exhibition. Veterinary students will also be on hand to talk about veterinary school.
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 typically takes place on the third Sunday of each month. For more information on the program, including upcoming topics, go to http://www.museum.unl.edu.
Established in 1871, the University of Nebraska State Museum is the state's premier museum of natural history. The museum is focused on promoting discovery in natural science, fostering scientific understanding and interpretation of the Earth's past, present and future, and enhancing stewardship of the natural and cultural heritage of Nebraska through world-class exhibits, collections and special events.
News Release Contacts:
- Kathy French, Education Coordinator, NU State Museum