The University of Nebraska State Museum’s next Sunday with a Scientist program for children and families will explore insects. The program is 1:30-4:30 p.m. Jan. 19 at Morrill Hall.
Tiffany Heng-Moss, professor of entomology and associate dean in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, will introduce children and families to insects — one of the most successful groups of organisms on the planet. In the up-close encounter, visitors will learn about the diversity of insects and why they look the way they do. They will also have the opportunity to hold hissing cockroaches, walking sticks, giant millipedes and other arthropods.
Sunday with a Scientist is a series of presentations that highlight 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.
For more information on the program, go to http://www.museum.unl.edu.