Hours Education and Outreach
Conservation Biological Monitoring
Education and Outreach for the museum include:
Children's activities at the museum including fossil
identification, junior microscopy, soil hydrology activities, fossil
reconstruction, meteor impact, insect pinning, aquatic
Loan boxes of specimens including local bird museum preps and
identification cards, prairie and aquatic insect boxes, mammal
skins representing regional mammalian diversity.
Ecological Study Area (ESA), maintained by Dr. Mark Hammer.
The ESA is located on the WSC campus and is used in environmental
education for WSC students and K-12 students from regional schools.
Dr. Hammer in continuing the work of his predecessor, Dr. Chuck Meier,
has worked for over 12 years restoring the 7 acres of ESA land to tall grass
prairie. Please contact Dr. Hammer for further information or to schedule a guided tour of the ESA prairie.
Conservation activities such as prairie restoration.
Biological monitoring activities such as biological assessment of IKES Lake.
Artists workshops. The museum will lend specimens for use by area artists and also will host artist workshops on site.
Environmental Education and training sessions for local volunteer groups and citizen scientists.
Please contact Dr. Barbara Hayford at 402-375-7338 to schedule tours, activities, or to participate in our on-going activities.