Morrill Hall's 'Sunday Scientist' to focus on fish July 17

Mark Pegg
Mark Pegg

The University of Nebraska State Museum’s next Sunday with a Scientist program for children and families will focus on fish. “Fishes of Nebraska” will take place July 17 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. at Morrill Hall.

UNL School of Natural Resources Fisheries Ecologist and Associate Professor Mark Pegg will provide hands-on activities and demonstrations to help visitors learn about the diversity of fishes in Nebraska and how to identify them. Visitors will also investigate the techniques that fisheries biologists use to gather data from fish to determine the status and health of Nebraska’s fish populations.

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. Presenters will share scientific information in a fun and informal way through demonstrations, activities, or by conducting their science on site. Sunday with a Scientist programs are on the third Sunday of each month.

Upcoming Sunday with a Scientist Topics are: Aug. 21 – Climate Change; Sept. 18 -- Plants; Oct. 16 -- Fossils; Nov. 20 -- Viruses; Dec. 18 -- Minerals.

For updates on the Sunday with a Scientist schedule through the year, visit

Established in 1871, the University of Nebraska State Museum is celebrating its 140th anniversary with public events and educational programming throughout the year. Hours are 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. Admission is $5 for adults (19 and over), $3 for children (5-18 years, 4 and under are free), and $10 for families (up to two adults and children). UNL staff, faculty and students are admitted free with valid NU ID. There is an additional charge for planetarium shows.

- Dana Ludvik, State Museum

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