|Vole pups! I borrowed this photo from a Mother Nature|
Network article, 11 Animals that Mate For Life.
Blocker, a master's student in zoology at Oklahoma State University, will present "My One and Only Vole" at Monty Harper's "Born to Do Science." "Born to Do Science" is a monthly program that gives students a chance to meet scientists and learn about their research. The series is hosted by Monty Harper, a local children's musician who composes a song for each program inspired by his guest scientist's work.
|Three brother voles moved nesting material|
one mouthful at a time from one end of
their tub to the other while I interviewed
Tomica about her research.
The presentation will include hands-on activities for the participants. "This one will be a lot of fun," said Harper. "We'll have kids up acting out vole social recognition using olfactory cues, analyzing vole behaviors in videos from the lab, and even designing their own vole research!"
|One of the voles gets a sunflower seed treat.|
For more information about "Born to Do Science" or to listen to podcast interviews with past guest scientists, visit www.BornToDoScience.com. Stillwater Public Library is at 1107 S. Duck St.