Thanks to everyone for their flexibility with the rescheduling of Ruben Tovar’s talk! If you were unable to attend his fascinating talk about salamanders last Thursday, then check out the recording of his presentation and Q&A. And check out our YouTube channel for recordings of our past virtual Science Under the Stars lectures!
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Welcome to Science Under the Virtual Stars! Join us this month when we’ll hear from Ruben Tovar share fun facts and information all about salamanders! Log on tomorrow, Thursday, November 18th at 7:00 pm CST! Below is a PDF full of links to activities for kids of all ages about salamanders, a coloring page of salamanders designed by UT Austin’s very own Britt White (who spoke at October’s SUTS) and a link to our virtual natural history tour of Brackenridge Field Laboratory. The live lecture and Q&A will be held over Zoom–link below!
Salamander Activities! Click the link or the image above for a list of fun activities and games for all ages!
Salamander coloring page designed by our very own Britt White!
Zoom Information for live lecture and Q&A, November 18th at 7:00pm CST:
Topic: Virtual SUTS! The world beneath your feet: a salamander’s perspective
Time: Nov 18, 2021 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 999 0069 8815
The world beneath your feet: a salamander’s perspective
**Please note date change!**
Please note that for this event, both the lecture and Q&A will be live and recorded.
Living in caves can be difficult for animals. Without light and little prey, it’s easy to wonder: how do cave-adapted animals survive and thrive in such extreme habitats? Join us as we dive into the dark depths of Texas’s aquifers to explore the diverse salamanders that live under our feet. Using cutting edge techniques, we will learn how differences in Eurycea salamander development might lead to the evolution of bizarre cave characteristics, like small eyes, flattened heads, and longer limbs, and how these subterranean aliens offer a window into the health of Texas aquifer ecosystems.
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:
- November 10th: Links to the kids activities will be posted here and on our Facebook page.
- November 18th, 7:00pm CST: Live online lecture and Q&A with the speaker! Please note, you must have a Zoom account to access the talk. You can get a free account on Zoom’s website.
Zoom info: https://utexas.zoom.us/j/99900698815
Meeting ID: 999 0069 8815
Science Under the Stars is a free public outreach lecture series based in Austin, Texas.
We have posted the recorded Q&A with our October speaker, Christina Balentine. Apologies for the technical difficulties we had with this inaugural Q&A session. We have figured out the problem, though, so there should be no issue accessing next month’s Q&A. Thank you for your understanding as we figure out how to transition SUTS to this virtual platform! Please see the link below for the Q&A about Super Humankind, and if your question wasn’t answered (or if you have more questions), feel free to email Christina at email@example.com. Thanks y’all, and see you next month! 🙂
Welcome to the first ever Science Under the Virtual Stars! We will be exploring human adaptation to extreme environments this month. Enjoy the kids (of all ages) activities, virtual natural history tour of Brackenridge Field Laboratory, and the lecture on Super Humankind! A Zoom link to the live Q&A with the speaker, Christina Balentine, will be posted next week. This live Q&A will be held on October 8th at 7:00 pm CDT (UTC -5).
Activity 1 (hands-on): Can you adapt? (To print or fill out on your computer, click File > Download > Microsoft Word (.docx) or PDF Document (.pdf))
Activity 2 (hands-on): Feeling peckish! (To print or fill out on your computer, click File > Download > Microsoft Word (.docx) or PDF Document (.pdf))
Activity 3 (online): Skin color adaptation
Coloring book: Adventures in Archaeological Science (multiple languages available)
The lecture! Super Humankind: How humans have adapted to thrive all over the world (31 min). Please fill out this form with your questions for the live Q&A on October 8th at 7:00 pm CDT (UTC -5)!