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Discovery Live: Ask a Scientist! (virtual program)
May 7, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm MDTFREE
Discovery Live: Ask a Scientist!
Tune in on FCMoD’s Facebook Page to hear from guest experts, ask questions, and discover science, history, and art happening in your own backyard!
Thursday, May 7 • 5:30-7 PM
This week’s program: Black-footed ferrets, birds, and the biosphere
Join FCMoD and chat with experts from the Black-footed Ferret Conservation Center, biologists from the Bird Conservancy, and local ecologists! What can you do to help save the black-footed ferret? Why do Canadian geese live in Fort Collins all year round? And what can we learn from the different sounds in a habitat? Tune in to ask these questions, or one of your own!
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