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Things You "Otter" Know
Join SERC education specialist Karen McDonald to learn about river otters in the Chesapeake Bay, in a two-part event for kids and adults!

Part 1: Otter Anatomy - Draw An Otter With A Biologist (6-6:45pm)
You just need a sketch pad, pencil and a decent Internet connection. Ideal for ages 6-adult, and anyone who likes mixing art and science.

Part 2: Lecture - Things You Otter Know (7-8pm)
River otters are a mostly nocturnal and notoriously shy species that biologists are just beginning to understand. In this science talk, Karen McDonald will explore what we know, what we don't know and the research SERC is conducting about otters.

This talk will be recorded. Registrants will be able to watch live and receive a link to a closed-captioned recording.

Registrants must be 18 (if you are under 18, your parent or legal guardian must register for you).

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Feb 16, 2021 06:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Karen McDonald
Education Specialist @Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
Karen McDonald has worked for over 14 years within the Smithsonian, at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center and the Smithsonian Science Education Center. She has collaborated on a variety of educational programs, outreach, video projects and curriculum development. She is a member of the IUCN Otter Specialist Group and enjoys using game cameras to track wildlife. She has an M.S. in Biology from the University of Central Arkansas and a B.S. in Environmental Science and Philosophy from Ferrum College, VA. She has also worked for Delaware State Parks and Discovery Channel. (Photo courtesy of Karen McDonald)