Wild Spartans Series: “Butterflies, Bivalves, Birds, and Beyond!”

January 11, 2022 6:30PM - 7:30PM


Contact: Laura Quist , Seth Martin , Anne Kretschmann , Veronica Bolhuis , Alexa Warwick

Join 4-H staff for "Wild Spartans," as we meet scientists from across Michigan State University (MSU) Extension, the MSU Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

Series information, upcoming speakers, and recordings of past presentations available here.

January guest: Soar the skies and jump into the waters as we explore the natural world around us. Join us on Tuesday, January 11th, 2021 at 6:30pm EST for “Butterflies, Bivalves, Birds, and Beyond!” We will talk to a scientist about researching and protecting species worldwide. You will meet Ashley Cole-Wick,  Conservation Associate- Zoology with the Michigan Natural Features Inventory. You will learn about her field work and hear about the education and career path she followed to get there.

ABOUT THIS SERIES: 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. Sessions last approximately 60 minutes and feature 1-2 guest researchers. Following presentations, 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. Monthly sessions will be held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm EST through May 2022.

Pre-registration is required: https://events.anr.msu.edu/wildspartans2022/


Tags: 4-h, 4-h environmental and outdoor education, 4-h environmental & outdoor education, 4-h science and engineering, 4-h wild spartans, conservation stewards program, department of fisheries and wildlife, michigan natural features inventory, msu extension, natural resources, ornithology, science & engineering

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