Programs & Events

Teen Science Cafe: WAAZM Adventures of a Museum Veterinarian

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Science Talks
Youth Science Program
Mar. 1, 2013 | Friday, 6:00pm
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6-7 pm
Location: Nature Research Center - The Daily Planet Café

Dr. Dan Dombrowski checks the sloth's ear canalIn the vast field of veterinary medicine, WAAZM is the acronym for Wildlife, Avian, Aquatics, & Zoo Medicine, and it refers to all the critters that fly, creep, crawl, prowl, or prance across any given habitat in the wild or in a zoo. Join Museum veterinarian Dr. Dan Dombrowski for a fun review of veterinary medicine as it applies to this diverse group of animals. We will discuss the similarities and differences between usual and unusual species and review real cases of the strange and bizarre such as surgery on a fish in the water and exoskeletal repair of a millipede. Then we will test your animal knowledge with a trivia game!

The first 50 teens to arrive will be given a voucher for free food from the Daily Planet Café.  Teens are encouraged to arrive by 5:30pm.  Parents providing transportation for teens are welcome to explore the Museum and Nature Research Center during the event or enjoy the Teen Science Café program from the bar seating in the Daily Planet Café.

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If you are a high school science teacher in the Triangle area and would like to receive more information about this program, please email Lizza Igoe, Teen Science Café Project Director, at with your name and school affiliation.