Events Calendar

Museum Closed July 3rd and 4th

The University of Colorado Museum of Natural History will be CLOSED for the Independence Day Holiday on Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4.


Adventures in Animal Behavior

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Friday, August 2, 2013 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
CU Museum, UMC Rm 235, outdoor area between the two buildings.

50 scientists from 20 labs around the country will share highlights of animal behavior research questions and field techniques using hands-on activities and demonstrations. Some highlights of the interactive stations include radio-tracking rodents to study habitat choice, recording frog calls to study communication in noisy conditions, and using robotic birds to study how animals decide to choose a mate. Live animals will be present at many of the interactive stations, including raptors, fish, butterflies, black widows and bee hives. The event will conclude with a release of marked butterflies (weather permitting). This will be a great event for families, summer camp groups, and university faculty, staff and students!

Robotic Grouse

Scientists attending the 50th annual meeting of the Animal Behavior Society.