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Feathers in Flight Festival

May is International Migratory Bird Month and we can't think of a better way to celebrate than with hands on science!

What is it?

International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD) was created to celebrate the journey many bird species take when moving to their summer and winter homes. Since its inception in 1993, IMBD has grown dramatically  to what it is today, an international celebration throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Central America through festivals and bird walks.

Want to know more? Check out IMBD's website


 Saturday, May 14th, 2016
10am-Noon: Meet the Scientist!
Noon-4pm: Activities, Challenges, and Crafts!

*Note: Be sure to check back for updates to the schedule! 

 Meet the Scientist!

10:00am - Noon

Dr. Marilyn Ramenofsky

Dr. Marilyn Ramenofsky

   Marilyn graduated from Pomona College as a Botany-Biology major, completed a MSc degree from the University of Texas, Austin, in insect neuroendocrinology and a PhD from University of Washington Seattle in Behavioral Endocrinology. She was Postdoctoral Fellow with Professor Peter Marler at Rockefeller University in New York, an adjunct Assitant Professor at Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY, then returned to the west coast to University of Washington and currently UC Davis. Her research has been supported by both the National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation and has contributed to an understanding of the role of the environment in regulating physiology and behavior of long distance migrants. Her work has revealed a more thorough understanding of the ecological and environmental conditions that affect migratory birds - factors that contribute to preserving many of the world’s long distance travelers.

Activities, Challenges and Crafts!

Noon- 4:00pm

What makes birds different from other animals? How do us humans compare? What challenges do birds face when migrating from one home to another? Where can we go to see these birds when they come to our area? What can we do to help these birds on their journey? Learn all the answers to these questions with hands-on activities in and around Explorit Science Center!

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