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The University of Michigan Biological Station (UMBS) is holding its annual Discovery Day on Saturday, July 27, from 2-4 p.m.
The program for the afternoon includes an overview of the Station’s history and a research presentation titled “A Journey through Time in the Forests of Lower Northern Michigan,” by Ph.D. student Susan Cheng. These presentations will take place from 2 -3 p.m. in the Gates Lecture Hall. After the presentations, guests will be divided up into tour groups and given a tour of the Station grounds by a staff member. Tour stops will include the Insects classroom, where dramatic exotic and local specimens will be on display, the Animal Behavior lab, where visitors can see ant lion experiments underway, and the Biology of Fishes lab, which will have a “Do you know your local fish” quiz. Staff will also be available to talk with high school or college students about how to earn university credit for classes taken at UMBS.
The University of Michigan Biological Station was established in 1909. Its scientists have been studying and teaching about the northern Michigan environment ever since. The Station covers approximately 10,000 contiguous acres on or near Douglas Lake. It is located on Riggsville Road (C-64), approximately six miles east of US-31 in Pellston and three miles west of I-75 exit 322.