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Zoologist’s Apprentice

Sunday, June 4, 2017
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

What do turtles, lizards, and coyotes all have in common? They call the New York City area their home. Join Hofstra University biology professor Russell Burke on a journey to study the behavior of our furry and not so furry neighbors. Participate in a study to learn how scientists capture, mark, and release animals to determine their populations in our backyard.

This is a student-only program for kids currently enrolled in the 4th grade – 8th grade. Parents/Guardians should drop off their children for this event.

Supported by the Bezos Family Foundation.

Scientific Mentor

Russell BurkeZoologist

Russell Burke’s longstanding interest in reptiles was the major influence in his decision to pursue a career in biology. As a child, he collected local snakes in northern Ohio and kept them in captivity. He earned a B.S. in zoology from Ohio State University, where he fell in love with sea turtles.

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