It’s that time of the year, mark your calendars! We have four wonderful speakers scheduled for the semester of virtual talks, on the second Thursday of every month:
- February 11: Emily Javan: COVID update
- March 11: Thom Marshall: Snakes of Central Texas (part of the 2021 Texas Science Festival!)
- April 8: Lydia Tressel: What are We Eating?
- May 13: Briana Betke: Urban mammals
Science Under the Stars is a free public outreach lecture series in Austin, Texas. Traditionally, events are held outdoors at Brackenridge Field Laboratory, 2907 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, Texas 78703. Due to the pandemic we have gone virtual! See specific event pages for more information.
Thank you to everyone who made it out to our last Science Under the Virtual Stars of the semester! In case you missed Briana Betke’s fascinating talk about Urban Mammals, check out the recording on our Youtube channel! We will be back in the fall with more great lectures, hopefully in person again at Brackenridge Field Lab. Have a wonderful summer, y’all!
Welcome to Science Under the Virtual Stars! This month, Briana Betke will be sharing cool information about the animals that live in and around Austin’s urban areas. Join us for the last SUTS of the spring semester on Thursday, May 13th at 7:00 pm CDT to learn all about urban mammals! Below is a PDF full of links to activities about raccoons, opossums, squirrels, and skunks (oh my!). We also have our virtual natural history tour of Brackenridge Field Laboratory. The live lecture and Q&A will be held over Zoom–link below!
Urban Mammals: Click the link or the image above to access a PDF full of links to fun activities for all ages!
Zoom Information for live lecture and Q&A, May 13th at 7:00pm CDT:
Topic: Virtual SUTS! Urban Mammals
Time: May 13, 2021 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 990 9380 7359
Please note that for this event, both the lecture and Q&A will be live and recorded.
As human dominated areas continue to grow, natural wildlife habitat is fragmented. However, some wildlife species survive and even thrive in urban areas. Come join us to find out why some mammals may live well in cities while others do not! We will identify some common urban mammals and how they differ from their rural counterparts. Also, we will discuss what we can do to coexist with Austin’s urban-dwelling furry creatures!
Science Under the Stars has gone virtual! This semester all SUTS activities will be online, but we encourage you to participate outdoors under the stars in your backyard! (If wifi allows for it, of course.) This month’s schedule is as follows:
- May 6th: Links to the kids activities and live online lecture/Q&A will be posted here and as an event on our Facebook page.
- May 13th, 7:00pm CDT: Live online lecture and Q&A with the speaker!
Science Under the Stars is a free public outreach lecture series based in Austin, Texas.
Thanks to those who made it out to our last virtual Science Under the Stars with Lydia Tressel about What are We Eating? If you missed this mouthwatering presentation, check out the recording of the lecture and Q&A with Lydia. And check out our YouTube channel for recordings of our past virtual Science Under the Stars lectures!
Welcome to Science Under the Virtual Stars! This month we’ll be learning all about the foods we eat. Is a tomato a vegetable? Is a strawberry a berry? Stay tuned for Lydia Tressel’s talk on April 8th at 7:00 pm CDT to find out! Below is a PDF full of links to activities to test your fruity knowledge. We also have our virtual natural history tour of Brackenridge Field Laboratory. The live lecture and Q&A will be held over Zoom–link below!
What are We Eating? Click the link or the image above to access a PDF full of links to fun food-related activities for all ages!
Zoom Information for live lecture and Q&A, April 8th at 7:00pm CDT:
Topic: Virtual SUTS! What are We Eating?
Time: Apr 8, 2021 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 910 5393 8050