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KU Natural History Museum offering bilingual event on animals of Latin America on Saturday

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This month's family-oriented Science Saturday event at the KU Natural History Museum has an interesting twist. In addition to a Science Saturday, it will also be a Ciencia Sabado.

If you speak both Spanish and English, that sentence probably seemed like nonsense to you, kind of like if you say "the Los Angeles Angels" ("the The Angels Angels," if you translate it all to English) when talking about the baseball team.

But what I'm trying to say is that the event will be bilingual, with guides speaking in both English and Spanish. And that's especially appropriate in this case, because the Science Saturday program is about animals of Latin America.

KU Biodiversity Institute researchers, including some graduate students from different Latin American countries, will be available to talk in both languages with visitors while specimens of beetles, reptiles, amphibians and birds are on display.

The event is from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the museum in Dyche Hall, and it's free. There will be children's activities and brief museum tours provided in Spanish, as well. KU's Center for Latin American Studies is helping out, too.

You can submit your KU news tips to me in any language you like, as long as you send them to merickson@ljworld.com.

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