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Sartore Summer Science Café Series | Collect all three Joel Sartore Photo Ark prints!


Science Café at Morrill Hall is a casual, educational, and entertaining monthly series for adults (21+) exploring a variety of science and natural history topics. Join us each month this summer to enjoy Raising Canes and hear from scientists and researchers on animal conservation topics.

Museum Member, UNL Student/Faculty/Staff (ID required): $15.00
Non-Member: $20.00
Ticket includes:  One (1) drink ticket, Raising Cane’s chicken fingers (3), toast and Cane’s Sauce, one (1) Photo Ark print
(Vegetarian meal option available)
Ticket sales end 10:00am day of program.


Thur, May 19 | 6:30-8:00pm
Talk Topic: Reptiles

We learned about Nebraska’s venomous snakes including the threatened Massasauga Rattlesnake found in southeastern Nebraska. Dan Fogell, author of the “Field Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Nebraska,” spoke about the integral role of snakes to Nebraska habitats and current efforts to balance issues of conservation and land use. Several snakes from Fogell’s lab at Southeast Community College were available for participants to view.
Thur, June 16 | 6:30-8:00pm
Talk Topic: Zoos are S.A.F.E.: Saving Animals From Extinction
with John Chapo, President/CEO, Lincoln Children’s Zoo

Collectively the 230 Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) accredited organizations work worldwide to help Save Animals From Extinction (S.A.F.E.). From elephants to insects, conservation is a top priority of an AZA accredited Zoo.

The Lincoln Children's Zoo President/CEO John Chapo will discuss how the Lincoln Children’s Zoo is helping to Save Animals From Extinction, right here in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Thur, July 21 | 6:30-8:00pm
Talk Topic: Animal Rights
with Student Animal Legal Defense Fund, University of Nebraska College of Law

Join the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund to learn how the law interacts with the protection of endangered species and wildlife conservation. This interactive presentation will address the Endangered Species Act as well as current legislation and lawsuits regarding the protection of wildlife.

Stefanie Pearlman is a professor of law library and reference librarian at the Schmid Law Library, University of Nebraska, Lincoln. She co-authored Animals Confined for Human Benefit: A Legal Research Guide (2012) and wrote the "Animal Welfare" chapter for National Survey of State Laws (Richard Leiter ed., 2008 & 2015). She guest lectures on animal law topics for undergraduate classes in the University of Nebraska Animal Sciences Department and has acted as the faculty advisor and coach for the University of Nebraska College of Law’s National Animal Law Closing Argument Competition team.

Sara Berggren will be a third year law student at the University of Nebraska Lincoln and is concentrating on litigation. She has served as president of the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund throughout the 2015-2016 school year. During the past year she has taken part in pet photo contests, distributed information about pet safety and helped organized a blanket drive for local animal shelters.