Weekday Science: Spiders presented by Dr. Uetz

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Tuesday November 15

7:00 PM  –  8:30 PM

Preregistration required for this program that is geared for adults or interested teens (13 and up).

These lectures alternate times to serve both retirees and working adults.  Each session will begin with a tribute to our volunteers and announcements from member action teams, followed by a guest lecture. On weeknights, feel free to bring your dinner at 6 pm to socialize with staff and/or each other.

The Sex Lives of Spiders

Presented by Dr. George Uetz

You don’t need to like spiders to love hearing Dr. Uetz talk about them!  For many years, Dr. Uetz has inspired college students while studying the mating preferences and behaviors of a certain species of spider at Cincinnati Nature Center.  You’ll be leaning forward in your seat as he explains how he studies their behavior, communication, and sexual partner selection.  Wait ‘til you hear what happens when he shows them a video! 

Dr. George Uetz has worked for over four decades in the field and in the lab, earning global recognition for his research on spider communication, sensory modes, and sexual selection. As professor, researcher and past Biology department head at University of Cincinnati, he has trained many of the top arachnologists in the field today.

Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist graduates can apply this program to their continuing education hours. 

Program participants meet at Rowe Woods Visitor Center's Auditorium (Rowe Woods location).

Members $5; nonmembers $15 (includes daily admission). 

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