The University of Nebraska State Museum and the School of Natural Resources will host "NaturePalooza Nebraska" from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Nov. 6 at Morrill Hall. The event provides a day of discovery and hands-on activities throughout the museum.
Stations will be staffed by the school's faculty, staff, and graduate and undergraduate students. Activities and games will help visitors better understand Nebraska's rich natural resources and ways to help protect them.
Scientists from various groups within the school will provide interactive stations that explain the science behind Nebraska's water, weather and wildlife. Topics will include birds, fish, plants, geography, conservation, climate change and more.
Visitors can: Make nature journals with wildlife tracks. Take a photo with "Pebbles," a larger-than-life piping plover. Identify different kinds of fish and learn what they eat. See live snakes. Learn about "alien invaders" in Nebraska - the invasive species that threaten natives - and how we can prevent their spread. Investigate ground and surface water movements. Play games using a real-time weather station and test your knowledge about drought. Explore how geographers use mapping technology to understand Nebraska's climate. Scavenger hunts, giveaways and more will round out the event.
In conjunction with the day's events, the Mueller Planetarium will also present the fulldome shows "Enchanted Reef" at 2 p.m. and "Light Years from Andromeda" at 3 p.m. for one day only.
More details at: http://go.unl.edu/646