Sunday with a Scientist celebrates Darwin Day on Feb. 19

Sunday with a Scientist celebrates Darwin Day on Feb. 19

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To celebrate national Darwin Day, biology graduate students at Nebraska will lead activities to help visitors explore evolution.

Visitors can learn about shark adaptations, how animals survive in a particular habitat and more at the “Naturally Selected”-themed Sunday with a Scientist at Morrill Hall.

The program, for children and families, is 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 19 at the University of Nebraska State Museum, 14th and Vine streets.

To celebrate national Darwin Day, University of Nebraska-Lincoln biology graduate students will lead activities to help visitors explore evolution. Children and families will take a voyage traveling around the museum to learn about the animals and plants Charles Darwin observed during his travels.

Children will have an opportunity to build an animal adapted to a specific habitat and trace the evolutionary history of humans and animals using the “Tree of Life” interactive touch table. Visitors will learn more about scent communication through an interactive scent trail game. There also will be an opportunity to get “selfies” with “Darwin.”

Sunday with a Scientist is a series of presentations highlighting the work of scientists while educating children and families on a variety of topics related to science and natural history. Presenters share scientific information in a fun informal way through demonstrations, activities or by conducting science on site. Sunday with a Scientist takes place from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on the third Sunday of each month.

More information on the program, including upcoming topics, is here.