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Recording of Why birds are (figuratively) cooler than you

Thanks everyone who came to Julia York’s fascinating talk about birds yesterday! I’m now convinced that birds are dinosaurs, and Austin’s tiny dinosaurs–grackles–are indeed pretty cool! If you weren’t able to attend, check out recording of her presentation and Q&A. And check out our YouTube channel for recordings of our past virtual Science Under the Stars lectures!

This was our final presentation for the Fall 2021 semester. Join us again in February for our Spring semester. Keep an eye here on our website and our Facebook page for updates on our upcoming lineup of speakers and information about our planned move to in-person talks again! Happy Holidays!

Virtual SUTS! Why birds are (figuratively) cooler than you

Welcome to our final Science Under the Virtual Stars of the fall semester! Join us Thursday, December 9th at 7pm CT for our very own co-leader Julia York’s fascinating presentation on birds. Learn how they breathe (yep, differently than us!), their relationship to the dinosaurs of yore (#BirdsAreDinosaurs), and how cool Austin’s grackles really are! See below for some fun bird and dinosaur activities 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!

Birds & Dinos, oh my! Click the link above for bird and dinosaur activities for kids of all ages!

Tour of Brackenridge Field Laboratory (13 min)

Archaeopteryx by James Reece, (c)Australian Museum

Zoom Information for live lecture and Q&A, December 9th at 7:00pm CST:

Topic: Virtual SUTS! Why birds are (figuratively) cooler than you
Time: Dec 9, 2021 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://utexas.zoom.us/j/99210676268

Meeting ID: 992 1067 6268

December 9th, Julia York

Why birds are (figuratively) cooler than you

Please note that for this event, both the lecture and Q&A will be live and recorded.

Birds are dinosaurs and everyone should be talking about it. If you think about it, dinosaurs are around us all the time yet we don’t often take time to appreciate that fact. Birds are found on every continent, every ocean, every city; they can fly very high, very far, and for long periods of time. Join us at the final Science Under the Stars of 2021 to talk about the evolutionary history of birds, how they breathe and why that matters, fun and interesting bird species, and perhaps even a few new facts about the disdained grackles.

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:

  • December 8th: Links to the kids activities will be posted here and on our Facebook page.
  • December 9th, 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/99210676268

Meeting ID: 992 1067 6268

Science Under the Stars is a free public outreach lecture series based in Austin, Texas.

Recording of The world beneath your feet: a salamander’s perspective

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!

Virtual SUTS! The world beneath your feet: a salamander’s perspective

Please note change of date!

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!

Tour of Brackenridge Field Laboratory (13 min)

Eurycea latitans salamanders, Photo by Tom Devitt

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)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://utexas.zoom.us/j/99900698815

Meeting ID: 999 0069 8815