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A Squirrel Mystery — First Friday Watch Party

February 4, 2022 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm


Have you noticed that different colored squirrels tend to inhabit different neighborhoods?

In this First Friday Watch Party, join Great Lakes Now Program Director Sandra Svoboda to find out how and why gray, black and fox squirrels (fox squirrels are the red ones!) live where they do and what their preferred dwellings can teach us about our neighborhood ecosystems.

We’ll check out a video about “A Great Squirrel Mystery” in Chicago from WTTW’s Urban Nature, a digital series that explores the surprising slices of nature thriving in America’s largest cities.

Join us LIVE to ask your questions to our guests.

Guests for this watch party include:

  • Dan Protess, executive producer of WTTW Chicago’s Urban Nature series (Watch the entire Urban Nature series at wttw.com/urbannature)
  • Michael Reed, curator of citizen science education for the Detroit Zoological Society
  • Steven Sullivan, director of the Hefner Museum at Miami University and leader of “Project Squirrel,” a community science initiative. (https://projectsquirrel.org/)

This First Friday series of watch parties is a partnership with Detroit Public Television, the Belle Isle Conservancy, WDET 101.9 FM Detroit’s NPR Station and the environmental online newsletter Planet Detroit.


February 4, 2022
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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