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In honor of Women's History Month in March, we invite you to the 2nd annual Celebration of Women in Science event at the KU Natural History Museum! Come meet KU scientists, learn about scientific techniques, view specimens and try fun, hands-on experiments at Exploration Stations throughout the museum! Learn about women scientists from around the world and explore a variety of careers in science.

This is a free, all-ages event and refreshments will be served.ย 

Exploration Stations include:

๐Ÿ”น Water Quality and Aquatic Ecology with Professor of KU Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Amy Burgin.
๐Ÿ”น Meet Kansas Geological Survey researcher Blair Schneider and the Forensic & Archaeological Subsurface Target (FAST) team, plus try out geology equipment!
๐Ÿ”น Alka Seltzer Volcanos with Dr. Marina Suarez from KU Geology!
๐Ÿ”น Dust & Climate interactions with Dr. Bing Pu from the KU Geography and Atmospheric Science Department!
๐Ÿ”น Phenomenal Physics with Dr. Judy Wu & Barbara Anthony-Twarog from KU Physics and Astronomy!
๐Ÿ”น Exploring Artworks by Women that Communicate Scientific Ideas with Colleen MacGilvray from the Spencer Museum of Art.
๐Ÿ”น Kansas Mammal ID Trial Testing (adults only) with Museum Studies' Rebecca Hawkins.
KU Biodiversity Institute & Natural History Museum guests include:
๐Ÿ”น Fantastic Fossil Plants with KU Paleobotany Curator Kelly Matsunaga and KU Biodiversity Institute student researchers!
๐Ÿ”น The Incredible World of Invertebrate Paleontology with specimens from KU's Invertebrate Paleontology collection + meet Collections Manager Natalia Lรณpez Carranza & students.
๐Ÿ”น Fossil Primate Teeth & Vertebrate Paleontology Collections with Collections Manager Megan Sims and student researcher Kat Rust!
๐Ÿ”น The Biodiversity of insects with Biodiversity Modeling student researcher Claudia Nunez and Entomology Collections Manager Rachel Osborn.
๐Ÿ”น Colorful Cleared & Stained specimens from our Herpetology research division with student researcher Camila Meneses!

  • Claire Decatur
  • Claire Bowman
  • Deb Stewart

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