Teen SciCafe: Wild Microbes

Part of Teen SciCafe

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Close up of coyote.  
Flickr/L. Lamsa

Speaker: Claudia Wultsch

Topic: Can microbes help us save species in danger? When most of us think of wildlife conservation, we don’t think about the microscopic life inside of animals. AMNH Scientist Claudia Wultsch, working with the City University of New York, the Gotham Coyote Project, and Panthera is tracking down the map to the microbiome of wild carnivores. Find out how microbes can help biologists improve the conservation, health, and management of wildlife, and see how Dr. Wultsch’s work with teen mentees in the Science Research Mentoring Program is uncovering surprising new information about New York’s City’s coyotes!


Students 14 and over

(Adults 21 and over should RSVP for our monthly SciCafe events.)


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Support for Youth Initiatives is provided by The Peter and Carmen Lucia Buck Foundation.

Support for the Science Research Mentoring Program at the American Museum of Natural History is provided by Christopher C. Davis, The Shelby Cullom Davis Charitable Fund; The Pinkerton Foundation; the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation; the Solon E. Summerfield Foundation; Inc.; and the Adolph and Ruth Schnurmacher Foundation.

Complimentary test preparation and college admissions support for program participants is generously provided by Kaplan Test Prep.