Exploring with Scientists - Robin Waterman, "How do pollinators affect flower shape evolution?"
From Misty Klotz
Robin Waterman, "How do pollinators affectflower shape evolution?"
Have you ever seen a bumblebee go inside a flower? And why do hummingbirds need such long beaks? Most animals can reproduce on their own, but plants sometimes need help from other species, like bees and birds. Those helpers are called pollinators! Join scientist Robin Waterman to learn about pollination, the shapes of flowers, and how evolution connects the two. Robin will talk about how she studies the question: "In what ways do pollinators impact the evolution of flower shape?", and how scientists like her study evolutionary adaptations.
xploring with scientists 2023
Exploring with Scientistsfor upper elementary and middleschool students (but all ages are welcome)! This program brings real-worldscience into homes through free, interactive, live webcasts. It featuresthe research and personalities of Kellogg Biological Station graduatestudents and staff, providing your students with positive STEM role modelsand information about science career pathways.
Audience: Youth ages 9-12, Families, Homeschool
students will engage with real scientists and learn more about their research
students will be walked through a real-life science experiment and see what (field) research is like in order to answer a scientific question
students will be able to ask questions about a scientist’s career, education, research, and other related topics
students will be able to reflect on their own experiences with science and further define their definition of science/scientists