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Recording of Urban Mammals

Thank you to everyone who made it out to our last Science Under the Virtual Stars of the semester! In case you missed Briana Betke’s fascinating talk about Urban Mammals, check out the recording on our Youtube channel! We will be back in the fall with more great lectures, hopefully in person again at Brackenridge Field Lab. Have a wonderful summer, y’all! 

Virtual SUTS! Urban Mammals

Welcome to Science Under the Virtual Stars! This month, Briana Betke will be sharing cool information about the animals that live in and around Austin’s urban areas. Join us for the last SUTS of the spring semester on Thursday, May 13th at 7:00 pm CDT to learn all about urban mammals! Below is a PDF full of links to activities about raccoons, opossums, squirrels, and skunks (oh my!). 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!

Urban Mammals: Click the link or the image above to access a PDF full of links to fun activities for all ages!

Tour of Brackenridge Field Laboratory (13 min)

Zoom Information for live lecture and Q&A, May 13th at 7:00pm CDT:

Topic: Virtual SUTS! Urban Mammals
Time: May 13, 2021 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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May 13th, Briana Betke

Urban Mammals

This is a stock photo of a young opossum (Didelphis virginiana), a common-urban dwelling mammal! Photo: Mikell Darling on Unsplash 

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

As human dominated areas continue to grow, natural wildlife habitat is fragmented. However, some wildlife species survive and even thrive in urban areas. Come join us to find out why some mammals may live well in cities while others do not! We will identify some common urban mammals and how they differ from their rural counterparts. Also, we will discuss what we can do to coexist with Austin’s urban-dwelling furry creatures! 

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:

  • May 6th: Links to the kids activities and live online lecture/Q&A will be posted here and as an event on our Facebook page.
  • May 13th, 7:00pm CDT: Live online lecture and Q&A with the speaker!

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

Recording of Animal Brains!

Happy New Year, y’all! Did you miss our awesome December talk about Animal Brains given by Isaac Miller-Crews? Well, fear not! The recorded presentation and Q&A has been posted to our Youtube channel for you to watch at your leisure. Click here or the image above to access the video. Also stay tuned for our Spring schedule of virtual talks, which will be released soon!

Virtual SUTS! Animal Brains!

Welcome to Science Under the Virtual Stars! This month we’ll be learning all about brains! Enjoy the kids (of all ages) activities and a virtual natural history tour of Brackenridge Field Laboratory! The live lecture and Q&A with Isaac Miller-Crews will be held on December 10th at 7:00 pm CT (UTC -6)–the Zoom link is at the end of this post.

Activity 1 (hands-on): Brain Hat (To print or download to your computer, click File > Download > Microsoft Word (.docx) or PDF Document (.pdf))

Activity 2 (hands-on): Brains and Neurons Game (To print or download to your computer, click File > Download > Microsoft Word (.docx) or PDF Document (.pdf))

Activity 3 (hands-on): Brain Coloring Book (To print or download to your computer, click click the 3 vertical dots on the right-hand side of the screen > Download > Microsoft Word (.docx) or PDF Document (.pdf))

Activity 4 (online): Online Brain games

Tour of Brackenridge Field Laboratory (13 min)

Drawings of brains of human, dog fish, frog, alligator, and ostrich
Photo credit: Internet Archive Book Images

Zoom Information for live lecture and Q&A, November 12th at 7:00 pm CT (UTC -6). Note: You must have a (free) Zoom account in order to access this meeting.

Christina Balentine (she/her) is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Science Under the Virtual Stars: Animal Brains!
Time: Dec 10, 2020 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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