Science Cafe programs to focus on animal conservation

Science Cafe programs to focus on animal conservation

The "National Geographic Photo Ark" by Joel Sartore, on display in Morrill Hall, includes this photo of a southern three-banded armadillo (Tolypeutes matacus).
Joel Sartore | National Geographic
The "National Geographic Photo Ark" by Joel Sartore, on display in Morrill Hall, includes this photo of a southern three-banded armadillo (Tolypeutes matacus).

The University of Nebraska State Museum's monthly Science Cafe programs will focus on animal conservation topics from May through July. Visitors who purchase a ticket to one of the three programs will take home a "National Geographic Photo Ark" print.

The event, for adults 21 and over, takes place the third Thursday of every month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Morrill Hall, south of 14th and Vine streets.

The next three Science Cafe topics will take their theme from the mission of the "Photo Ark" exhibit by National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore, on display in Morrill Hall. Events in the Sartore Summer Science Cafe Series include:

  • May 19: Reptiles with Dan Fogell, herpetologist, Southeast Community College

  • June 16: Zoos are S.A.F.E.: Saving Animals From Extinction with John Chapo, president/CEO, Lincoln Children's Zoo

  • July 21: Animal rights with the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund, University of Nebraska College of Law

Science Cafe at Morrill Hall is a casual, educational and entertaining monthly series for adults, exploring a variety of science and natural history topics. Each month attendees can enjoy food from Raising Cane's while hearing from scientists and researchers. Attendees can ask questions and offer opinions in this informal setting.

Tickets are available here. Admission is $15 for museum members and University of Nebraska-Lincoln students, faculty and staff, $20 for non-members. The ticket includes one drink ticket, three Raising Cane's chicken fingers, toast and Cane's Sauce and one "Photo Ark" print. Seating is limited. A cash bar is available. Ticket sales end at 10 a.m. the day of the program.

Established in 1871, the University of Nebraska State Museum is the state's premier museum of natural history. The museum is focused on promoting discovery in natural science; fostering scientific understanding and interpretation of the Earth's past, present and future; and enhancing stewardship of the natural and cultural heritage of Nebraska through world-class exhibits, collections and special events.