Just in time for Halloween, come get up-close and personal with the skeletal side of things! This event will feature the skulls & skeletons of the Slater collection. You can expect to see the tongue bones of a woodpecker, the amazing arms of a bat, the specialized skeleton of flying birds, and the hard outer shell of an armadillo! Come learn about the many forms and functions of the skeleton.
October 29th, from 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Kid's Activity - Come uncover a skeleton in a "paleontology box"! Kids can dig for bones and assemble skeletons with the help of Slater volunteers.
Live Animals - You can expect a special guest from the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, and learn about their skeletal adaptations.
Demonstrations - You can watch Slater volunteers articulating skeletons (which means piecing them together bone by bone into a complete skeleton!).
Specimen preparation - As always, our Collections Manager will be turning dead animals into museum specimens. You can ask questions and get hands-on with his dissections and preparations.
Visiting Experts - Graduate students from the University of Puget Sound School of Occupational Therapy will present information on how carrying backpacks and purses affects our spines.
Also participating -
Phi Sigma Biological Honors Society
This event is free and family-friendly! Join us October 29th, from 6 - 7:30 p.m. at the University of Puget Sound Campus (located at 1500 N Warner St, Tacoma, WA 98416) in Thompson Hall room 295.
Please find directions to Thompson Hall here.