Our lab group is passionate about working with the community to increase scientific literacy and general enthusiasm for science. Through education initiatives, such as Skype in the Classroom, our YouTube channel, and various community engagement events run by the University of Wyoming Raccoon Project, we hope to increase awareness about animal behavior and conservation.
If you are interested in having the researchers in our lab give a fun, scientific presentation about our research, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lauren Stanton and Lisa Barrett led a puzzle box-building activity with fourth-graders at Beitel Elementary School in Laramie (December 2, 2016).
UWRP Project Manager, Rachel Fanelli, attended the Wyoming Citizen Science Conference in Lander, WY, to discuss the UWRP's outreach efforts and learn about citizen science projects around the state. (December 1-2, 2016).
Lauren Stanton and Rachel Fanelli shared outreach successes of the University of Wyoming Raccoon Project with the Laramie Audubon Society (October 26, 2016).
Laramie High School students learned about the diets and home ranges of Laramie's raccoons. (October 14, 2016).
Masters student, Sarah, presented results from her stable isotope analysis of raccoon diet at the University of Wyoming Student Chapter of the Wildlife Society (October 6, 2016).
The UW Raccoon Project gathered valuable information on the location of raccoons living in Laramie, WY, by speaking with members of the community at the Thursday Local Market. (June 16, July 14, September 1, and September 22).
The Rawlins Boys and Girls Club had a fun time learning about raccoons and searching for hidden radio collars on the University of Wyoming campus. (August 9, 2016).
Emily Davis and Rachel Fanelli coordinated a radio-telemetry scavenger hunt with the Albany County Public Library's Youth group, YAK. (July 12, 2016).
Animal Behavior & Cognition Lab undergraduates Rachel, Dianna, Jessica, and Emily communicated their findings at Undergraduate Research Day 2016. (April 30, 2016).
Masters student Sarah Daniels discusses the ecology and behavior of local raccoons at a Laramie Audubon Society meeting. (April 27, 2016).
Ph.D. student Lisa Barrett speaks to the UW community about her pilot visit to Sri Lanka as part of the Wyoming Goes Global Conference 2016. (March 29, 2016).
As part of the Wyoming State Science Fair's enrichment activities on how to "Make STEM Happen" for science fair participants, Ph.D. students, Lisa and Lauren, taught two fun-filled lessons on animal behavior and why scientists study animals. (March 7, 2016).
To kick off the New year, UWRP researchers gave 2 presentations on our research for children in kindergarten
through second grade at the WYSTEM event held at the University of Wyoming. (January 23, 2016).
The University of Wyoming Biodiversity Institute invited the Animal Behavior and Cognition lab to give a hands-on,
scientific presentation on animal behavior and the research being done in the lab (November 16, 2015).
On Halloween the UWRP was invited to speak to the 4th grade class at Beitel Elementary School! We talked about raccoon
natural history, how we conduct our research, and we even went outside to do a radio-telemetry scavenger hunt! (October 31, 2015).
Members of the University of Wyoming Raccoon Project speaking with community members
at the Thursday Local Market (August 27, 2015).
Undergraduates Renee and Rachel leading "Tween Twendsay" at
the Albany County Public Library (June 18, 2015).
Ph.D. students Lisa and Lauren present their research to community members
as part of a communication in science workshop (April 16, 2015).