Welcome to Science Under the Virtual Stars! This month we’ll be learning all about the snakes of Central Texas. Below is a list of activities all dealing with snakes. You’ll learn about their biology, ecology, and that they’re not so scary! We also have our virtual natural history tour of Brackenridge Field Laboratory. The live lecture and Q&A with Thom Marshall will be held on March 11th at 7:00 pm CST. The Zoom webinar link is at the end of this post.
Make a snake! What can you find in the house to make a snake?
Once your snake is made take turns to hide and find the snake(s)
S-s-s-snakes alive! Can you identify all the body parts of your snake? Which ones are venomous?
Snakes and Ladders with Ecology: More advanced game, so best for kids 10+ and adults
Online Game: Snakes and Ladders. Improve counting and adding
Online Game: Snakes! The game. Improve use of computer keyboard. Try with your left and right hand
Zoom Information for live lecture and Q&A, March 11th at 7:00 pm CST: https://zoom.us/j/96004227540
Snakes of Central Texas
Please note that for this event, both the lecture and Q&A will be live.
Have you always wondered what kind of snakes you see in your backyard or at the greenbelt? Join us for a discussion about the snakes of Central Texas! We’ll discuss basic facts about snakes, the important roles they play in ecosystems, as well as how to identify common snakes in our area.
We are excited to partner with the Texas Science Festival for this month’s Science Under the Stars virtual lecture! Check out the Texas Science Festival’s website for a ton of other awesome FREE lectures and activities for all ages!
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:
- March 4th: Links to the kids activities and live online lecture/Q&A will be posted here and as an event on our Facebook page.
- March 11th, 7:00pm CST: Live online lecture and Q&A with the speaker!
Science Under the Stars is a free public outreach lecture series based in Austin, Texas.
Science Under the Stars has expanded to include the Austin Public Library! At Neighborhood Science, previous SUTS speakers will present at different library branches around the city a couple times a month. Below are the dates and descriptions for this fall at the Twin Oaks Branch Library, 1800 S 5th St, Austin, TX 78704. All talks begin at 7pm.
Science Under the Stars has expanded to include the Austin Public Library! At Neighborhood Science, previous SUTS speakers will present at different library branches around the city a couple times a month. Below are the dates and descriptions for this fall at the Howson Branch Library, 2500 Exposition Blvd, Austin, TX 78703. All talks begin at 7:30pm. **These talks will be held outdoors, so bring a chair and dress accordingly! Talks will be moved indoors in case of inclement weather.