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WELCOME to the Biology Morphology HOWsession

On Monday the 24th of September 2018 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm, the 3rd Savannah Science Seminar will be a HOWsession (Hands On Workshop) on the topic of Biology, and in specific, Insect Morphology. Your presenter, Professor of Biology, Dr. Jennifer Ann Zettler and SSS Board Member and program facilitator, Lynne Harris, will be at the Armstrong Campus of Georgia Southern University (GSU) in Savannah Georgia, at the Science Center, room 1402 (see map below).

Brief OUTline:
In our first session, we learned about the morphology of insects and the function of each body part. For the HOW session, we will use the knowledge we obtained on these parts and build our own insects - the right insects. Among a vast array of other information you will be getting, the following is a brief outline to the HOWsession:
* Creation of the "right" insect.
* Using body parts of preserved insects, each student group will create their own hypothetical insect.
* Each team will be giving a presentation on their "built' insect, describing their creation and showing how form relates to essence, determining where this insect will live based on its morphology...Remember, the insect must be morphologically correct - ex: it cannot have 12 wings, etc.

Brief Biographies:

Dr. Jennifer Ann Zettler
Professor of Biology
Dr. Zettler's background seems to have been from the get go, one interlaced with the study of biology. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Entomology from University of Florida in 1994, then went on to earn her Masters of Science in Entomology in 1996 at Clemson University, followed by her Ph.D in Zoology at Clemson as well. She currently teaches specific fields of study in Biology with classes in Ecology, Evolution, Principles of Biology, as well as a focused course on Tropical Biology.

Dr. Zettler also has done applied research on the impact of the red imported fire ant on ant-plant relationships. Her chosen field of study greatly impacts our daily lives, as insect infestations can greatly affect the world food sources, as well as the stabilization of the ecosystems in differing geographic areas.

The following are directions for getting to the Seminar:
From Downtown.

1. Heading south on Abercorn Street, continue towards the Savannah Mall.

2.Two streets north of the Savannah Mall is the main entrance to the Armstrong Campus of GSU via Arts Dr and Abercorn. Turn left into the Armstrong Campus of GSU via Arts Drive.

3. The last building on your right before Library Blvd, is the Science Center, a two story brick building on the corner. Enter towards the center of that building as indicated in the pictures.
NOTE: Park anywhere in the East lot of the Science Building except faculty or handicapped parking that is not marked reserved after 4pm; otherwise, you may receive a parking ticket from Armstrong Campus of GSU Police.

4.Enter the Science Center and proceed towards assigned room (see above). There will be a Board member as well as Dr. Zettler waiting for you..

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