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summer camps

Summer Day Camps

June 14, 16 and 18, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Ages 8-11

Follow the trail in a high-tech scavenger hunt, get muddy while learning about wetland creatures, dig for fossils, launch a rocket, or solve a mystery at the museum in our one-day Summer Science Camps. Participants explore nature and science through demonstrations, hands-on activities, and experiments in the museum and out in the field.

Learn more about summer camps and enroll today!

science on tap

The Science of Sexuality

Tuesday, June 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the Free State Brewing Company, 636 Massachusetts St.

Is age just a number? Dennis Dailey will help guide a discussion about the physical, psycho-social, emotional and spiritual aspects of human sexuality across the age spectrum

Science on Tap is a science cafe. Doors open at 6:00 at Free State. Come early for dinner, or join us just for the conversation.

science on tap

Being Green: A Discussion of Race, Ethnicity and Class

Tuesday, July 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Free State Brewing Company, 636 Massachusetts St.

What role do race, ethnicity and class play in access to natural resources? How can we ensure that the burgeoning green movement belongs to all citizens? Simran Sethi wil explain the role of environmental justice within the larger environmental movement and the ways in which expanded, inclusive dialog around environmental needs benefits Kansas communities.

Science on Tap is a science cafe. Doors open at 6:00 at Free State. Come early for dinner, or join us just for the conversation.

Field Notes

Field Notes

Scientists at KU's Biodiversity Institute are blogging about their research from the field. Home to about 60 graduate students and 30 research scientists and curators, research takes place on all seven continents in areas such as entomology, paleontology and more.

Visit the Field Notes blog today!

The Life of the Planet

 

Visit our interactive video presentation showcasing current research by Biodiversity Institute scientists.

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Ecological Forecasting in the Central Plains

The three-year National Science Foundation (NSF) award will link researchers at KU, Kansas State University, and Fort Hays State University in a study of changes occurring in the climate, land-use, biogeochemistry, hydrology and biodiversity along the Kansas Rvier Basin.

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