The University of Nebraska State Museum's February Sunday with a Scientist program for children and families investigated the diversity of evolution through exploration of species with wings. Hands-on activities focused on the diverse functions of wings in pigeons, flies, butterflies and more. The program took place on February 21 from 1:30-4:30pm at Morrill Hall.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln professors Kristi Montooth, Associate Professor of Biology; Katherine O’Brien, Postdoctoral Researcher in Biology; and Omera Matoo, Postdoctoral Researcher in Biology, along with graduate and undergraduate students, led visitors in activities to explore evolution. Hands-on discovery centered around "evolution on the wing" and took a close look at wings of various species and the diverse functions they serve. Children and families played "Pigeonetics!" an interactive pigeon breeding game, mix and match block game to create their own pigeon, dress up like a bird and made their own bird mask, participated in a coloring project to learn about the diversity of patterns in butterflies, plus more.