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Spotlight Science: Spectral Biology
Saturday | February 26, 2022 | 10:00 am–2:00 pm
Recommended for all ages
Spotlight Science is a regular program connecting you to current research at the University of Minnesota and giving you the chance to meet the scientists and students who make the projects possible. Join us for special conversations and unique interactive experiences.
Spectral biology is an approach to studying biodiversity that takes advantage of the way light interacts with matter. Spectral biologists use light detectors on handheld instruments, drones, aircraft, and satellites to understand plant and vegetation diversity across scales, from the genome to the global scale. Visit the Bell Museum for the opportunity to:
- Meet students and researchers from the new UMN-UW research institute focused on spectral biology
- Check-out demonstrations of their high-tech tools and research techniques in action in Horizon Hall
- Play a game in Collections Cove to learn how plants adapt to their environment
- Stop by the Hive classroom to create some pixel art, inspired by satellite images
This is an in-person event at the Bell Museum. Activities and events will be held throughout the museum and are included in the cost of regular admission.
About the Special Guests:
- Researchers from ASCEND
ASCEND research and related outreach is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF DBI 2021898)