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“The Science of …” virtual webinar series features eight new topics

LINCOLN, Neb. — Why do deer sport antlers? Why do badgers live in burrows? How are mushrooms different than plants?

Learn the answers to these questions and more through an eight-week virtual webinar series hosted by Nebraska Game and Parks Commission educators starting Sept. 3. The series, “The Science of …,” will take place via Zoom at 3 p.m. on Thursdays and is designed for anyone curious about the natural world — but especially for trivia hounds.

The series will feature:

  • Sept. 3: The Science of … Animal Headgear
  • Sept. 10: The Science of … Fossorial Animals
  • Sept. 17: The Science of … Dangerous Plants
  • Sept. 24: The Science of … Invasive Species
  • Oct. 1: The Science of … Wildlife Diseases
  • Oct. 8: The Science of … Fungi
  • Oct. 22: The Science of … Snakes
  • Oct. 29: The Science of … Nebraska Fish

The webinars are free, but require pre-registration. Sign up for one or all of the webinars at calendar.outdoornebraska.gov or through the Game and Parks’ Facebook page at facebook.com/negameandparks. Those registered will receive a confirmation email with a password to login to the webinar at the specific date and time.

The webinars will be recorded and posted to outdoornebraska.org/onlineeducation for those who can’t attend. There, people also can find the original six “Science Of …” episodes featured earlier this summer.

For more information, contact monica.macoubrie@nebraska.gov or visit Nebraska Game and Parks Commission or Nebraska Project WILD on Facebook.

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