Science of…Threatened & Endangered Species

February 11, 2021 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Monica Macoubrie

We are all familiar with the problems that the Orangutans, Snow Leopards, and Rhinos are facing with habitat loss, disease and poaching.  However, what about animals that are in our own state that are facing some of these same problems?  Animals like the Massasauga rattlesnake, Swift Foxes, or even the American Burying beetle?  Nebraska has 30 Threatened and Endangered species throughout the state and each one is unique and special in its niche.  What would happen to the saline wetlands if the Saltwort plant were to disappear?  Or if we lost all of our cool water stream fish species?  In this episode we will highlight some of our Threatened and Endangered species and what is happening to make them at-risk.  We will also talk about some success stories as well such as the North American River Otter.

This event is FREE, but pre-registration is required:

After registering, you will receive a conformation email with more information for the event.  Then, on the day and time of the event, use the link provided in the confirmation email and password to join us.

Unable to attend a live event?  Each virtual webinar will be recorded and posted to the Nebraska Game and Parks YouTube Education Channel, here you can watch past recording of the Science of as well!

Please contact with questions or for more information.  You can also check out the events on the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s Facebook Page and the Nebraska Project WILD Facebook page.