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News 02.16.15

The Siler Lab and the Herpetology Department of the Sam Noble Museum are once again sponsoring a school outreach program entitled Fantastic Frogs to educate Oklahoma students and teachers about local amphibians, through classroom activities that recreate frog calls (Grades K-5) or discoveries of amphibian adaptations and identifications (Grades 6-12).  All activities also include live animals! Save the Frogs Day (April 25, 2015) is...


News 11.12.14

Check out the latest edition of Tracks, the Sam Noble Museum Newsletter. This addition of Tracks features articles on endangered species and includes information on the museum’s current endangered species exhibit entitled RARE: Portraits of America’s Endangered Species by Joel Sartore (on display Sept. 13, 2014 through January 19, 2015). An interview with Herpetology Curator Dr. Cameron Siler and Collection Manager Jessa...


News 10.21.14

Five members of the Siler Lab (Elyse Freitas, Greg Jongsma, Alyssa Anwar, Tucker Walton, and Rachel Flanagan) attended Oklahoma’s BioBlitz! 2014 at Washita Battlefield National Historic Site, Black Kettle National Grasslands, and the City of Cheyenne Park.  They were joined by a few hundred other members of OU, other universities, and the general public.  Check out more info here. Read a first-hand...


News 09.30.14

Last Sunday, Sept. 28, the Siler lab participated in the Sam Noble Museum’s annual Science in Action and Object ID Day event.  Over 700 members of the public came by to learn about the museum’s galleries, collections, and additional University of Oklahoma participants, such as the Sooner Lunar and OU Botany Club. The Siler lab shared 9 historical and recent specimens collected...


Research 09.10.14

Biodiversity Research and Education Outreach – Philippines (PhilBREO) is an international education outreach program I am developing to bring biodiversity information and educational tools to the public using a multi-language and multi-disciplinary approach. This project will develop and implement the PhilBREO website to integrate studies of biodiversity, biogeography, education, and conservation. In addition to biodiversity information focused on species of amphibians and...