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April is the “Month of the Wolf” at CU’s Museum of Natural History

[large thumbnail url=”april-is-the-month-of-the-wolf-at-cus-museum-of-natural-history” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”03″ day=”04″] [thumbnail icon url=”april-is-the-month-of-the-wolf-at-cus-museum-of-natural-history” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”03″ day=”04″] The University of Colorado Museum of Natural History will be offering multiple programs during the month of April relating to various aspects of wolves.

April is the Month of the Wolf  at the University of Colorady Museum of Natural History.

The month will include five distinct programs which will address wolf reintroduction, wolf politics, wolf biology, public perceptions of wolves and even a presentation of the forensic evidence of Dire Wolves.

Here is a breakdown of the events for the month:

JOIN THE CONVERSATION! YELLOWSTONE WOLVES

Event Category:
Lecture
Price: Free
Date: Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Time: Noon
Venue: BioLounge

Description:
Tim Hogan, a collection manager in the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History Herbarium, has been following the story of the Yellowstone wolf reintroduction for twenty years. During this informal talk he will recount the history of reintroduction, discuss some of the ecological lessons, and raise some questions about wolf reintroduction in Colorado and elsewhere. And, of course, being a botanist, he will also mention some of the impacts that predators have on plants.


MISSION WOLF

Event Category: Lecture
Price: Free
Date: Friday, April 16, 2010
Time: 2:00PM
Venue: Fiske Planetarium

Mission Wolf, an educational wolf sanctuary in Colorado, will bring live wolves to address the biology of wolves, wolf communication, and the status of wild and captive wolves. Fourth grade students from Boulder Valley School District will attend this program in the morning. At 2:00PM, Mission Wolf will present a program for CU students and faculty.


THE POLITICS OF THE WOLF

Event Category: Lecture
Price: Free
Date: Saturday, April 17, 2010
Time: TBA
Venue: BioLounge

Description:
The wolf plays a leading role in the complicated discussion of predator control, endangered species, and federal policies. The Museum will bring in speakers to give their perspective on this contentious and complicated topic.


THE BIG BAD WOLF: THE WOLF IN FOLKLORE AND POP CULTURE

Event Category: Lecture
Price: Free
Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Time: 6:00PM
Venue: BioLounge

Description: TBA


CSI LABREA: THE WOLF THROUGH TIME

Event Category: Lecture
Price: Free
Date: Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Time: 6:00PM
Venue: BioLounge

Description:
Sue Ware, Forensic Pathologist and Paleontologist, uncovers the ‘perps’, ‘vics’ and ‘trace evidence’ of Dire Wolf bones in the La Brea Tar Pits of Los Angeles, a unique and important fossil site.

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The University of Colorado Museum of Natural History is an academic unit of the Graduate School at the University of Colorado at Boulder with a mission to contribute to knowledge of the natural world and the humanities through research, teaching, and public education. The Museum’s collections number more than four million objects in anthropology/archaeology, botany, entomology, paleontology, and zoology.

The University of Colorado Museum offers a wide variety of K-12 and adult educational programs and activities throughout the year, including lectures, family days, and guided tours. The exhibition galleries are open to the public seven days a week, free of charge. The Museum and Field Studies Graduate Program offers students an opportunity to earn a Master of Science degree or a certificate in Museum Studies.

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