What does it mean to study birds now, and what do we learn from studying them in 2014 that's different from 1914? Join Distinguished Professor Town Peterson, curator of ornithology, for a close look at some of the birds of the KU ornithology collection, and discussion about the science of studying birds.
Collection Conversations are short, informal talks by research scientists about the collections that form the basis of research at the biodiversity Institute and Natural History Museum.
At this Science Saturday, we'll explore the difference between the rare meteors that fall to Earth and geologic formations, including crystals and minerals. Join us for hands-on activities and examples.
At this special event, we’ll explore the different modes of preservation in natural history museums. Join us for hands-on activities that explore the preservation of taxidermy, wet, and herbarium collections.
Science! Horror! Camp! Step back to the golden age of B science movies during our monthly film night, a part of our Thursday evening programming.
The distinguished biologist Ernst Mayr suggested that we might better understand the complex evolutionary theory of Charles Darwin if we break it into five distinct theories, each with its own history and degree of acceptance. Join us for a conversation about these five theories and how dividing Darwin's insights this way can help isolate unscientific criticisms of evolutionary theory.
The KU Natural History Museum invites the public to shrug off the dreary winter weather and start thinking about sun, wind and water — and the energy they provide. The museum will offer Science Saturday: Renewable Energy from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at the museum.
The event will feature several hands-on activities about renewable energy. There will be solar energy demonstrations that show how solar power works — and doesn’t — with different light sources, provided by Cromwell Solar. The Westar Energy Green Team will demonstrate wind energy and share how to make birdhouses from recycled utility poles. About 10 of the birdhouses will be given away during the event. Plus, School of Engineering faculty and students will share examples of alternative fuel sources for automobiles.
The free event is a part of the museum’s Science Saturday monthly series for children and families. It is made possible by a support from Cromwell Solar.
As a part of our Thursday night programming, we're reaching back into our collection of old biology filmstrips to bring you the best from our science treasure trove. Stop in for the film, and check out new exhibits while you're here. Follow the museum’s Facebook and Twitter feeds for upcoming titles.
Sponsored by the Agricultural History Society, the Hall Center for the Humanities, the Environmental Studies Program, the IGERT C-CHANGE Program, The Hall Center Nature & Culture Seminar, CHS Foundation, Society for the History of Technology, The Commons, the Department of Geography, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Susanne Freidberg, is a geographer whose work has focused on political ecology, social economy, and science and technology studies (STS). Much of her research has centered on the politics and cultural meanings of food provisioning, in and between different parts of the world. Her current research examines the expertise behind contemporary efforts to measure food's environmental "footprint."