It goes without saying that some things in nature are simply frightening. Just because something seems scary, however, doesn’t mean that it is harmful! Celebrate the fall season in a different way by learning about the science behind the things in nature that may scare you but are essential to their environment.
Temple University Ambler EarthFest, the Temple Ambler Field Station and the Ambler Arboretum of Temple University will host The Science of Scary on Sunday, October 22, from 2 to 4 p.m. in Bright Hall in the center of campus. Learn more about the event here.
Connect with the world around you by learning about animals and insects such as arachnids, snakes, carnivorous plants, skunks, lizards, and “monsters” of the deep.
The Science of Scary is being held in partnership with the Academy of Natural Sciences, Elmwood Park Zoo, the Barn Nature Center, Temple’s own Sarah Naughton and her wonderful collection of tarantulas and insects, the Temple University Department of Biology and the department’s Cordes Lab, iEcoLab and Sewall Lab, the Tyler School of Art and Architecture Greenhouse Education and Research Complex, the Delaware Valley Amateur Astronomers and the Pennsylvania Outdoor Lighting Council, apiculture educator and master beekeeper Vincent Aloyo, the Temple Ambler Library, the Bookbinders Club of Temple and the Ambler Student Life Board.
Tours and Interactive Programs
Ambler Arboretum Weird and Wild Plant Walk beginning at 2 and 3 p.m.
Be Bear Aware outdoor interactive experience beginning at 2:15 and 3:15 p.m.
Temple Ambler Field Station Disturbance Walk beginning at 2:30 and 3:30 p.m.