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Nebraska Nature Nerd Night: Venomous Snakes: Breaking Down the Science of Toxic Adaptations

October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Venom is one of nature’s most powerful weapons, and is found across the animal world. Join us nature nerds as we chat with herpetologists Dennis Ferraro and Chris Visser about venomous snakes, how they got their venom, how venom works, and even how venom can be useful for humans in the field of medicine.
Registration is required to attend: Register Here
Remember- when registering you can submit your questions for our experts and, we’ll do our best to get those questions answered, and more, on the night of the event.
Dennis Ferraro is the resident herpetologist and a professor of practice at the School of Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Chris Visser is a herpetologist with the Nebraska Nature Service.
Nebraska Nature Nerd Night is a free, virtual series for curious adults, exploring the secrets and science of nature in Nebraska through storytelling and conversation. Join hosts and science educators from Nebraska Game & Parks at 7pm Central on the third Tuesday of every month, as we interview experts in the field about a variety of fascinating topics; from bees, to birds, fossils, to parasites! We’ll dive deeper into the remarkable world of nature found in Nebraska by having lively conversations with real scientists, and by sharing and asking your questions with the experts.
Can’t attend a live event? Don’t worry, we have you covered. We will record each event and place it on our Game and Parks Education YouTube Channel the following day.
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October 19
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Online – Zoom


Monica Macoubrie

Time outdoors is time well spent

Nebraska Game and Parks offers a plethora of opportunities beyond events. You can get away and unwind by planning a trip to a Nebraska state park. You can catch the next big one, go wildlife viewing, plan a hunt or more. Or you can help us celebrate our park system’s 100th birthday. Go ahead: Build your own adventure.

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