Mills Lab outreach at the International Wildlife Film Festival's Wildfest

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This weekend the Mills lab graduate (and undergraduate) students took a break from data analysis and defense preparation to do some outreach at the International Wildlife Film Festival's Wildfest and WildWalk parade.  The event, which is also cosponsored by UM's Wildlife Society  is an opportunity for kids and parents to dress up as their favorite flora or fauna and then learn about wildlife research and conservation.

The Mills lab had its own table, which featured our groups' eclectic research on snowshoe hares, weasels, tigers and cougars.  Even though it was an unusally cold spring day, we all had fun interacting with the kids and sharing our wildlife knowledge!

Featured Image - Our table with Mills lab students Alex, Tashi, Jen, LIndsay, and our new PhD student Hannah

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Image 1 - Alex explaining the benefits of seasonal coat color change to the kids