Discovery Day: Ocean Life
Saturday, June 25
KU Natural History Museum, Dyche Hall
In honor of marine explorer and conservationist Jacques Cousteau, join us in celebrating ocean life with museum scientists and students - plus a few special guests! Come explore museum specimens and engage in fun hands-on activities all about the marine ecosystem. All ages, free.
Here's what to look forward to:
- Meet David Bach of Scuba Shack, who will show you scuba diving equipment and share information about Jacques Cousteau's explorations in the Midwest
- Learn about ocean-dwelling reptiles like sea turtles & sea snakes
- Meet EEB graduate student Matthew Travert, who studies the evolutionary and developmental biology of medusozoans (jellyfish & relatives)
- Make a glow-in-the-dark jellyfish with a fun activity led by museum student employees.
- Make Under the Sea art with our friends from the Spencer Museum of Art, with crayons acting as wax resist, watercolor, and salt!
- Learn about the evolution of ray-finned fishes with BI/EEB graduate student Chenchen Shen
- See & touch beautiful conch (sea snail) shells
...and much more. We can't wait to see you! Learn more on the Facebook event page.