This program for children and families will explore snakes of the past and present. Jason Head, Museum Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology, will present information about fossil snakes and their relationship to climate change. He will also talk about the discovery of the 60 million year old Titanoboa cerrejonensis, the world's largest snake. Herpetology Professor Dennis Ferraro will show visitors various live snakes of Nebraska. There will also be a 13-foot, 100 lb. Albino Burmese Python on display. Visitors will learn about these slithering specimens and the importance of their conservation.
'Sunday with a Scientist' is a series of presentations that highlight the work of museum scientists and those from other institutions, while educating kids and families on a variety of topics related to science and natural history. Presenters share scientific information in a fun and informal way through demonstrations and activities or by conducting their science on site. 'Sundays with a Scientist' takes place from 1:30-4:30 pm at Morrill Hall on the third Sunday of each month.