Wild Spartans Series
4-H Wild Spartans Series
Join 4-H staff as we take a look into life working with fisheries and wildlife! Follow along as we climb through bogs, peer into bear dens, mist net songbirds, snorkel for fish, or perhaps even tag deer. Meet researchers, learn about their field work, and the education and career path they've followed to get there.
Monthly sessions will be held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7pm EST through May 2021.
Each 30 minute session will feature 1-2 guest researchers. Youth will be encouraged to ask questions to learn more through a live Q&A with scientists.
This free series is open to 4-H and non-4-H youth ages 12-19 years.
Upcoming Program Dates and Topics:
- Jan. 12, 2021: “Raptor Conservation and Management: Working with Birds of Prey in Cities and Wildlands,” Libby Mojica, Wildlife Biologist, Eagle Electrocution Solutions and Raptor Research Foundation
- Feb. 9, 2021: "All About Honey Bees: Working with a Superorganism,” Ana Heck, MSU Apicultural Educator
- Mar. 9, 2021: “Searching for Vernal Pools, Nature’s Disappearing Act,” Yu Man Lee, Conservation Scientist, Michigan Natural Features Inventory
- Apr. 13, 2021: “Researching Wildfire in Boreal and Arctic Regions,” Laura Bourgeau-Chavez, Senior Research Scientist/ Assistant Professor, Michigan Technological University: Michigan Tech Research Institute
- May 11, 2021: Topic TBA
LOCATION: Online Meeting will be held using the free app called Zoom. Link/password for the meeting will be emailed about a week prior to each presentation.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED: This is an ongoing program that will continue through May 2021. Register once and receive monthly emails directly related to this program for the duration of the event, through May 2021. Register at https://events.anr.msu.edu/wild_spartans/
Wild Spartans: Recordings and resources for continued learning
Protecting Michigan's Bats
In this episode, we meet Michigan DNR biologist, John DePue, learn about his field work, and the education and career path as he shares his work "Protecting Michigan's Bats."
Science in Zookeeping & Conservation
Recording: November 2020
Invasive Species and I: A Scientist’s Tale of Working with Wildlife from Elsewhere
Recording: December 2020
Raptor Conservation and Management: Working with Birds of Prey in Cities and Wildlands
January 12, 2021 recording