Programs & Events

Science Saturday: Scientists Really Do Count Animals!

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Science Talks
Jan. 4, 2014 | Saturday, 11:00am
Location: Museum of Natural Sciences - Windows on the World

Speaker: Arielle Parsons, Research Technician
Biodiversity Lab, NC Museum of Natural Sciences
All Ages

Wildlife biologists spend a lot of time actually counting animals.  This talk will focus on one of the most commonly used and accurate methods for counting: mark-recapture.  Counting animals can give scientists valuable information on the health of populations and effects of disturbances such as pollution, habitat destruction and harvest.

Science Saturday programs, held in Windows on the World Theater on the first Saturday of every month, highlight the vast world of scientific research and allow attendees to interact with experts in a variety of scientific fields. All are welcome to attend.