Virtual SUTS! What are We Eating?
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!
Tour of Brackenridge Field Laboratory (13 min)
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)
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Meeting ID: 910 5393 8050
The speaker encouraged foraging Queen Anne’s lace, though there is another very similar plant, a hemlock, I believe. I believe the hemlock has very adverse effects on humans. A hand-held lens was recommended to distinguish the two plants. I am not sure this casual introduction to the determining characteristic was adequate to prevent someone from going out foraging on their own and then ingesting the hemlock by mistake. I have always heard a great deal of caution given when foraging is discussed, especially how someone needs to be taught in the field by an expert. The speaker mentioned that there were books available. Was that sufficient?