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New monthly series by Game and Parks to explore science of nature

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Nebraska Nature Nerd Night will be the third Tuesday of each month starting April 20, 2021. The series is for adults and will take place via Zoom. | Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

LINCOLN, Neb. — A new monthly series by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will explore the science and secrets of Nebraska nature.

Nebraska Nature Nerd Night, a free webinar series for adults, will begin at 7 p.m. Central time April 20 and will continue on the third Tuesday of every month through November.
The series with science educators and guests will cover everything from bees to birds and fossils to parasites.

“We’ll dive deeper into the remarkable world of nature found in Nebraska by having lively conversations with real scientists, and by sharing and asking your questions with the experts,” said Monica Macoubrie, outdoor education specialist with the Game and Parks Fish and Wildlife Education Division.

Pre-registration is required and can be completed by visiting the event entries at calendar.outdoornebraska.gov or Facebook.com/NGPCWildlifeEducation.

The series will include:

  • April 20 — What’s the Buzz With Nebraska’s Wild Bees?
  • May 18 — Ladies Run the (Bird) World
  • June 15 — Partying with Parasites: Diving into UNL’s Parasitology Lab
  • July 20 — Life in the Past Lane: Discovering Nebraska’s Prehistoric Creatures
  • Aug. 17 — Musky Mustelids: Fierce Fragrant Creatures
  • Sept. 21 — Stories from the Field: Wildlife Trafficking in the Great Plains
  • Oct. 19 — Venomous Snakes: Breaking Down the Science of Toxic Adaptations
  • Nov. 16 — Stories from the Field: Research Flops and Failures

Unable to attend a live event? Each webinar will be recorded and posted to the Nebraska Game and Parks Education YouTube Channel.

For more information, contact monica.macoubrie@nebraska.gov.

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