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Squirrels, Bats, and Woodrats - Oh My! - May 11th

Join NHMU Vertebrate Biology Collections Manager, Katrina Derieg, to learn about why maintaining a collection is important for researchers around the world and explore questions such as "What can animals teach us about the past and present?" and "Why are squirrel populations here in Utah important to study?"


Q&A with Mammologist Katrina Derieg

Katrina Derieg is originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico where she did my bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the University of New Mexico, and she just moved to Salt Lake City in 2020. Her research is focused on the ecology and evolution of woodrats (aka packrats) across the southwest and she use museum specimens to answer a multitude of questions involving these critters. Katrina's role at NHMU is to care for and grow the vertebrate collection as an important resource for researchers all across the globe.

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Join NHMU Mammologist Katrina and NHMU Educator Mara for a squirrel storytime and Q&A!

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Dig into the study mammalogy with Katrina and learn why squirrels are an import species here in Utah through this Q&A.

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Join NHMU Collections Manager Katrina Derieg to discover the importance of collections and research through this Q&A.

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