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Virtual SUTS! Legged and legless

Welcome to Science Under the Virtual Stars! This month, Britt White is going to talk all about the diversity of lizards we find in our world. Join us Thursday, October 14th at 7:00 pm CDT! See below for some fun lizard 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!

Lizard-y activities! Click the link above to learn all about lizards!

Make a Texas Horned Lizard! Click the link or the picture above for information about Texas’ awesome horned lizards and instructions on making your own!

Lizards and Friends: Learn more about lizards in this blog and e-newsletter ran by Dr. Michele Johnson, a lizard biologist at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, and the members of the Johnson Laboratory.

More lizard crafts and activities!

Tour of Brackenridge Field Laboratory (13 min)

Zoom Information for live lecture and Q&A, October 14th at 7:00pm CDT:

opic: Virtual SUTS! Legged and legless: the story of lizard evolution
Time: Oct 14, 2021 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://utexas.zoom.us/j/91468538169

Meeting ID: 914 6853 8169

October 14th, Britt White

Legged and legless: the story of lizard evolution

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

Have you ever wondered why some lizards are called anoles, skinks, or whiptails? Or have you never heard these names? We will dive into the basics of identifying local lizards, what lizards are, what they aren’t, and why researchers like me study them!

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:

  • October 13th: Links to the kids activities will be posted here and on our Facebook page.
  • October 14th, 7:00pm CDT: 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/91468538169

Meeting ID: 914 6853 8169

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

Recording of Byte-size biology: What computers can teach us about animals

Thanks to everyone who were able to make it to our first SUTS of the semester! In case you missed Mackenzie M. Johnson sharing her research on how she uses supercomputers to understand the biological world, check out this recording of the presentation and Q&A. And check out our YouTube channel for recordings of our past virtual Science Under the Stars lectures!

Virtual SUTS! Byte-size Biology

Welcome to Science Under the Virtual Stars! This month, we get to hear from Mackenzie M. Johnson all about how supercomputers (aka really powerful computers) can help biologists learn about the world around us. Join us tomorrow, Thursday, September 9th at 7:00 pm CDT! Below is a PDF full of links to activities for kids of all ages about genetics and biological variation, 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!

Byte-size Biology: Click the link or the image above for a list of fun activities and games for all ages!

Tour of Brackenridge Field Laboratory (13 min)

Population variation. Photo: D. Lewis & L. Jesse, Horticulture and Home Pest News, and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

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

Topic: Virtual SUTS! Byte-size Biology
Time: May 13, 2021 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://utexas.zoom.us/j/96226539648

Meeting ID: 962 2653 96489

September 9th, Mackenzie M. Johnson

Byte-size biology: What computers can teach us about animals

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

What is a supercomputer and how are biologists using them to better understand the natural world? Join us to find out more about the modern technologies being used to address traditional challenges in population biology. We’ll discuss the diversity we observe, the diversity we cannot, and the tools we can use to make sense of it.

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:

  • September 8th: Links to the kids activities will be posted here and on our Facebook page.
  • September 9th, 7:00pm CDT: 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/96226539648

Meeting ID: 962 2653 9648

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