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Dr. Adiel Klompmaker’s Appearance on Linnean Podcast

Dr. Adiel Klompmaker (The University of Alabama Museums‘ Curator of Paleontology) was a guest on Linnean Podcast to discuss octopuses drilling through time! Octopoda appear to be from another planet with their entirely unrelatable anatomy and way of being, yet, we are uncontrollably drawn to them.

This Weekend: Birdfest (April 9-10, 2021)

Nestled along the banks of the Black Warrior River, UA’s Moundville Archaeological Park (MAP) hosts its annual Birdfest Friday and Saturday, April 9-10, 2021. As a member of the West Alabama Birding Trail, Moundville Archaeological Park has held a bird outing as part of its Saturday in the Park program for the last several years.

“BUGS” Exhibit at MWWTM (April 6 – July 31)

Visit Mildred Westervelt Warner Transportation Museum for the free BUGS exhibit that features University of Alabama Blount student-created photos of specimens that were photographed using the focus stacking technique!

Bama Bug Fest (April 22-24)

This year’s Bama Bug Fest will be crawling your way April 22-24! Bug Enthusiasts will be able to participate in video live chats with experts, make crafts, and visit in-person exhibits at Alabama Museum of Natural History, Mildred Westervelt Warner Transportation Museum, and Tuscaloosa Public Library! For more details, visit: https://bamabugfest.org/

UA Student Membership: Leaf Press Activity

UA Museums Student Members joined Allie Sorlie (Alabama Museum of Natural History’s Education Outreach Coordinator) for a Leaf Press Activity in Smith Hall’s Discovery Lab!

UA Museums Weather Announcement

Due to severe weather and The University of Alabama instructions, the Alabama Museum of Natural History, The Gorgas House Museum, Moundville Archaeological Park and Museum, and the Mildred Westervelt Warner Transportation Museum are closed today.