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Say Hello to the Junco!

Written by Anne Reis
    Wednesday, 16 April 2014
Say Hello to the Junco!

The Galapagos Finches were crucial to Darwin’s understanding of natural selection and evolution, but did you know that evolutionary scientists have been studying a more common and locally distributed species for over a century? Learn more about the extraordinary importance of this ordinary bird as we screen the film Ordinary Extraordinary Junco.

Produced with support from Indiana University, National Science Foundation and the Center for the Integrative Study of Animal Behavior, Ordinary Extraordinary Junco promises to inspire your inner scientist. Popcorn, treats and drinks will be for sale and all proceeds go to the Research & Community Science Program at the Center.

The Junco has remarkable biology for a backyard bird and provides lessons in evolution, ecology, animal behavior, physiology and genetics for us all. Join us as we celebrate John James Audubon’s birthday and say hello to the Junco!

Screening: Ordinary Extraordinary Junco

Thursday, April 24th | 6 - 8 p.m.

Urban Ecology Center Menomonee Valley
3700 W Pierce Street
Milwaukee WI 53214

$5 (nonmembers: $10)

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Do you have questions about this event? Contact Anne Reis: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Anne Reis

Anne Reis

Anne has conducted research on a variety of topics including cranberries, potatoes, wetlands, lichens, tamaracks, and most recently bats. She has a B.S. and M.S. in Horticulture from UW-Madison and a M.S. in Biological Sciences and a GIS Certificate from UW-Milwaukee. Anne is the GIS Specialist at the Center and enjoys reading, mapping, gardening, and spending time outside with her husband and daughter in the Riverwest neighborhood.

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