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Natural History Museum announces fall programming

Fri, 09/07/2018

LAWRENCE — New programs for the community and University of Kansas students are on the menu for fall at the KU Natural History Museum.

The museum, located in Dyche Hall, has more than a dozen events scheduled throughout the fall, including the Fall BugBlitz, in which community members, with the help of KU entomology students, can find and identify insects active at dusk and early evening. The Fall BugBlitz will be at 7 p.m. Sept. 14 in South Park.

Discovery Days will be once a month in October, November and December. These events have hands-on activities for all ages on a variety of topics and are held on Sundays or on days when Lawrence Public Schools are not holding classes. The first Discovery Day will be Oct. 14 when attendees will explore the plants and animals of the deciduous forest biome.

The popular Science on Tap series will be back this fall. Learn about remarkable explorations, research and discoveries by KU scientists while enjoying a local brew. The series will be at Lawrence’s Free State Brewing Company and Kansas City’s Bier Station. The first Science on Tap will be “No Guts, No Glory: Exploring the Fascinating World of Animal Parasites in Sri Lanka” by Kirsten Jensen at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Bier Station,120 East Gregory Blvd., Kansas City, Missouri.

The museum will host a Drop-in-and-Draw event from 5-7 p.m. Nov. 1 featuring the historic Dyche Hall grotesques. The public will have the opportunity to sketch and learn about the grotesques alongside artists Karl Ramberg and Laura Ramberg.

Full event details are available online and on the museum’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

 

Collections Up Close: Native Plants

11:30 a.m. Sept. 11

Kansas Union

Migratory Mixer

3 p.m. Sept. 13

Spencer Museum of Art and KU Natural History Museum

Fall BugBlitz

7 p.m. Sept. 14

South Park, 1200 Massachusetts St.

Science on Tap: No Guts, No Glory: Exploring the Fascinating World of Animal Parasites in Sri Lanka

7:30 p.m. Sept. 25

Bier Station, 120 East Gregory Blvd., Kansas City, MO

Science on Tap: A Web of Success

7:30 p.m. Sept. 26 *rescheduled from Sept. 19

Free State Brewing Company, 636 Massachusetts St.

Collections Up Close: Invertebrate Paleontology

11:30 a.m. Oct. 9

Kansas Union

Discovery Day: Deciduous Forests

1 p.m. Oct. 14

Dyche Hall

Science on Tap: Coyote Sense: Tracing the Transformation of the Kansas Landscape

7:30 p.m. Oct. 17

Free State Brewing Co., 636 Massachusetts St.

Science on Tap: From Prometheus to the Naked Mole Rat: Toward a Better Understanding of Hyaluronan Biology in Response to Injury and Aging

7:30 p.m. Oct. 23

Bier Station, 120 East Gregory Blvd., Kansas City, MO

Member Day

1 p.m. Oct. 28

Dyche Hall

Drop in and Draw: Dyche Hall grotesques

5 p.m. Nov. 1

Dyche Hall

Science Happy Hour with Dr. Michael Engel

6 p.m. Nov. 7

Museum at Prairiefire, 5801 W. 135th St., Overland Park, KS

Discovery Day: North and South Poles

10 a.m. Nov. 9

Dyche Hall

Collections Up Close: Ornithology

11:30 a.m. Nov. 13

Kansas Union

Science on Tap: Lets Go to Titan

7:30 p.m. Nov. 14

Free State Brewing Co., 636 Massachusetts St.

Science on Tap: Forget Everything You Thought You Knew About Biology

7:30 p.m. Nov. 27

Bier Station, 120 East Gregory Blvd., Kansas City, MO

Discovery Day: Wildlife Conservation

1 p.m. Dec. 2

Dyche Hall

Collections Up Close: Parasites

11:30 a.m. Dec. 4

Kansas Union.



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