Mammals with Curator Bob Timm - February
Mammals Curator Bob Timm will share information about one mammal species each month at a special drop-in event for children and families. Learn about mammal habitats, characteristics and behavior. For February, we're focusing on everyone's favorite trashcan thief, the raccoon.
Date/Time Saturday, February 1, 2014 - 11:00am - 1:00pm
Drop in and Draw - January
As a part of our Thursday evening programming, we're offering a creative night at the museum: bring your sketch pad, pull up a chair, and sketch anything from mammal skulls to bird wings to fossils.
Date/Time Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Science on Tap: Bullying across the lifespan
With Professor Bob Harrington
Bullying is not just for kids anymore. It can happen to anyone at any stage of life, in any location: at work, at a party, on the football field, in a nursing home, at a university, in a personal relationship, and even online by someone you do not even know. Please join us for a discussion of recent research about bullying, including how it develops, prevention, intervention solutions, and how bullying changes across the lifespan.
Date/Time Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Science Saturday: Magnificent Microbes
Microbes — they help us digest food. They break down garbage. Some of them make us sick, while others help us stay well. There are more of them on a human hand than there are people on the planet! Come to this Science Saturday to learn what's so magnificent about microbes.
Date/Time Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Contemporary Migration and "Cocoa Conflicts" in Peruvian Amazonia
Bartholomew Dean, Associate Professor, Socio-Cultural Anthropology
Offered as part of the Human Migration Series in conjunction with the Department of Anthropology.
This brown-bag series addresses the causes and consequences of Human Migration and will explore human migration from social, economic, demographic and biological perspectives
Date/Time Friday, January 24, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Kansas Food: What We Eat, Who Produces It, Future Trends, and Legal Developments
A Panel Discussion, sponsored by the Environmental Law Society
Four local advocates for Kansas agriculture will speak about upcoming legislative activity in Kansas, and its effect on the environment and farmers. Nutritional guidelines, agricultural worker conditions, and changes warranted by environmental degradation will also be discussed.
Paul Johnson, Kansas Rural Center; Barbara LeClair, Kansas Rural Center; Donald Stull, Department of Anthropology, University of Kansas; Rhonda Janke, Horticulture, Forestry and Recreation Resources, Kansas State University
Date/Time Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Collection Conversations: Fishes with Dr. Leo Smith
Join us to see specimens from the collection of more than 660,000 fishes in the KU Ichthyology collection, from the freshwaters of the Midwest to tropical oceans. Dr. Leo Smith will show examples of deep sea fishes and discuss some of the interesting traits they have developed, including bioluminescence. Collection Conversations are short, informal drop-in events with research scientists about the collections that form the basis of research at the Biodiversity Institute and Natural History Museum.
Date/Time Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Walking with Dinosaurs
Join us for a special event, Walking with Dinosaurs. We'll have vouchers for free screenings of the 3-D movie coming to Kansas City for the first 25 families (limit 2 each). Hands-on activities, too. Rawr!
Date/Time Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Mammals with Curator Bob Timm - December
Mammals Curator Bob Timm will share information about one mammal species each month at a special drop-in event for children and families. For Dec. 7, the mammal of the month will be wolves - all about their habitat, characteristics and behavior.
Date/Time Saturday, December 7, 2013 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Idea Café - Shifting Viewpoints: Is Western Science an Indigenous Knowledge?
Jorge Soberon, Senior Research Scientist, Biodiversity Institute & Biodiversity Modeling and Policy Professor, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Professor
So called Indigenous, or Traditional Knowledge (ITK) is viewed by many western scientists with a combination of amusement and doubt, and almost always, implicit judgement. But what if we apply the methods of analysing ITK to western science? After all, western science began its long walk to hegemony as the folk knowledge of the peoples of the Mediterranean region. This exercise will likely prove both illuminating and humbling.
The Idea Café is intended to elicit energetic exchanges between attendees in response to the speaker's introduction. RSVP by November 29 to email@example.com . Limit 50 guests.
Date/Time Friday, December 6, 2013 - 10:00am - 11:00am