UWSP Museum of Natural History Collection Crawl

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This year the Orlofske Lab participated in the UWSP Museum of Natural History 9th Annual Collection Crawl. In addition to opening up the behind – the – scenes view of the Stephen J. Taft parasitology collection, Jake Shurba, Brianna Dunbar, Dr. Orlofske and Fiona Georgousi (Left to Right in image above) helped adults and children of all ages with interactive displays. Some displays were created by the Animal Parasitology (BIOL 362) students as well as others from our research lab including a dissection demonstration station, live observations of larval parasites, and personalized views of research specimens with demos of slide making. We are already looking forward to a great event next year!

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Behind the scenes of the museum collection!

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Parasitologist for a day! Dissection demonstration station.

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College of Natural Resources Symposium!

On April 6th 2018, Grant Gagliardi and Alex Coombs presented their independent research on the “Endoparasite load comparison throughout Wisconsin’s Duck Migration” at the UWSP College of Natural Resources Symposium. Both researchers did a fantastic job and were awarded Highest Honors for their poster presentation and Honorable Mention for their oral presentation.