Wednesday, February 13, 2019

February 2, 2019 Nature Experienceship: Birding with Merrill Webb

“The early bird gets the worm!” This saying certainly applies to Bald Eagles. On Saturday, February 2, 2019 at about 7AM, we went in search of these majestic birds as part of the Bean Museum’s Nature Experienceship with Mr. Merrill Webb. At the first nesting areas we checked, the eagles had already set off in search of the day’s meal. Not giving up, we headed to Utah Lake and found a Bald Eagle perched on the ice not too far from the shore! We saw about five other Bald Eagles throughout the day. But we didn’t just see bald eagles. Try to identify more of the birds we saw in the pictures below!


These are the species of birds we saw that morning:

Bald Eagles
Canada Goose
Mallard
Cinnamon Teal
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Belted Kingfisher
American Wigeon
Common Goldeneye
Northern Harrier
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel
American Pipit
Red-winged Blackbird
Ring-billed Gull
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Northern Flicker
Black-billed Magpie
American Crow
American Robin
European Starling

Thanks to everyone who attended this birding trip! Check our website for future events and nature experienceships like this one.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Winter 2019 Events

A new semester means new events at the Bean Life Science Museum! In addition to our regular events, we will have a photography show, date night, family Easter night, and more. Here's everything you need to know about these upcoming events:

Nature Photography Competition and Exhibition: Feb 7-Mar 5, entries due Feb 2
This contest is open to both amateur and professional photographers. Read the requirements for entry here. Everyone is welcome to attend the show opening on February 7th at 7:00 PM. See the winning photos and honorable mentions from last year's show here.

Birding with Merrill Webb: Saturday, Feb 2
This nature experienceship is a favorite among visitors of the Bean Museum. Unfortunately this event is sold out, but keep an eye out for future nature experienceships on our website.

Night at the Museums: Friday, Feb 22
Did you know that Brigham Young University has five museums, including the Bean Museum? Visit all five museums at BYU's 6th annual Night at the Museums event. You can expect activities and refreshments as well as a free shuttle to take between museums.

Tomb Raiders Date Night: Saturday, Mar 9
Another favorite of museum visitors, this event tends to sell out quickly. This date night is an interactive live Tomb Raiders game with puzzles and tasks to complete. Reserve a spot for you and a date here.
Easter Family Night: Mon, Apr 15
Enjoy crafts, prizes, a photo booth, and more activities at our annual Easter Family Night! This event is great for kids of all ages.

Don't forget about these regular events at the Bean Museum:

Live Animal Shows: Daily
Join us for any of our free public live animal shows at the following times: Mon-Fri at 7:30 PM (additional show at 6:30 PM on Mondays) and Saturday at 1PM and 3PM. You can also schedule a private live animal show for free here.

Discovery Reading: Every Thursday
Discovery Reading is perfect for younger children! Read books with us and meet a live animal every Thursday at 11AM.

Conservation Kids: First Saturday of the Month
Conservation Ken and Katy make an appearance on the first Saturday of every month. Come meet these superheroes to learn some facts about conservation and maybe even meet a live animal!

As always, you can find information about our events on our website. We look forward to seeing you at the Bean Museum this semester!