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Celebrate things that go bump in the night

Sierra College hosts ‘Hiss, Squeak, Roar’ Oct. 12
By: Staff report
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The Sierra College Natural History Museum will host its first “Hiss, Squeak, Roar” event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at 5000 Rocklin Road.

Come face to face with those creatures that make us want to run in the other direction. Learn about the important role that they can play in our ecosystem and all of the good that they do for us. The event will feature local organizations that can tell you more about these organisms, lectures and activities

• Meet a snake, lizard or other reptile from the Northern California Herpetological Society and visit the Arthropodorium, where STAR Eco Station will have spiders, scorpions and cockroaches for you to cozy up to, along with hundreds of preserved insects the museum has in its collection. UC Davis’ Bohart Museum will also bring along some arthropod friends.

• Visit the “Aquatic Assassins and Phytophagans” room to look at some of the creatures lurking in creeks.

• The Paleontological Phantoms will bring you closer to those who departed thousands and millions of years ago.

• Find out what might be lurking on your unwashed hands. Get closer to those tiny organisms that cover every part of our world and our bodies in the room of Magical Microbes.

• There will be activities for children to learn about bats and they will be able to make their own bat to take home (while supplies last).

•Dress up as your favorite scary animal and participate in the costume parade. All participants will get a small prize (Children 12 and younger only).

Cost is $5.00 for adults ($3 for adult members) and $3 for children 4 and older. Children under 4 and children who are members attend for free. Information can be found at www.sierracollege.edu/museum or (916) 660-7923, or email kcarroll@sierracollege.edu.