After-School Animal Encounters: Pint-Sized Predators

Date: 

Tuesday, September 14, 2021, 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Scorpion crawling across dirt.

What might your life be like if you spent half your day on land and the other half in the ocean? How would you hunt for food if you were only a few inches long? Is one type of snake really all that different from another? Get the answers to these questions and more as human museum staffers Javier and Ryan introduce you to several live animals. Each month we will discuss a different theme while feeding and interacting with some of the museum’s incredible animals!

Predators come in all sizes. Imagine that you are only a few inches long. How would you get around, hunt for food, and keep from being hunted in our huge world? This week we’ll discover some secrets to survival from the small, but mighty animals in the arthropod family. Join human museum staffers Javier and Ryan, and guest scientist Crystal Maier, entomology collections manager at the Museum of Comparative Zoology, as they lead you in a 45-minute program with live animals and specimens from the museum collections. This event will be fun for the whole family so bring your questions and sense of wonder.

Advance registration required. Please note that registration closes 30 minutes prior to the event start time.

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To join the program, you will need to download the free Zoom app in advance. If you already have Zoom, you do not need to download it again. For details on how to improve your Zoom experience, visit the How to Attend an HMSC Program webpage.