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Saturday with a Scientist: Life Under the Canopy and Fantastic Figs!

Date: 09/13/2014

Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Location: Bell Museum of Natural History

Cost: Free with Museum Admission


Ever wonder what it is like being suspended 100 feet up in the rainforest canopy? What kind of tools you would need? What are you looking for? What kind of wildlife you might encounter?

Get the answers at September's Saturday with a Scientist when we dive under the canopy and discover the fantastic world of figs! We will kick off the academic year of programming with a day devoted to exploring the tropical rainforest exhibit inside the museum. Curator of plants and professor of Plant Biology, George Weiblen, (aka, George of the Jungle) will share what he's learned from the two decades he has spent cataloging the diversity of life on the island of New Guinea. Assisting him is Bega Inaho, who came all the way from New Guinea and is studying Conservation Biology here at the University of MN.


  • Name: Katie Speckman
  • E-mail: sathe095@umn.edu
  • Sponsored by: Bell Museum of Natural History


Parking is available in 4th Street Ramp, Church Street Garage, or at nearby parking meters.

More information: http://bellmuseum.umn.edu/ForFamilies/SaturdaywithaScientist/index.htm

Disability Options:

To request disability accommodations, please contact Visitor Services at (612) 626-9660.

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