Tuesday, April 23, 2013


This last Sunday, three groups of local 5th grade students visited our lab! The students were part of a 5th grade Scholars Day through Duke University and a non-profit called Playworks. Our lab was the "Science" portion of their tour, and allowed them to learn more about how research is conducted. We took this opportunity to discuss basic principles of color vision, cognition and communication in lizards. The highlight of the visit was a tour of the "lizard room" where they were able to see the lizards up-close and how behavioral experiments are conducted.
Maria showing a male anole and its dewlap
Students doing their best lizard poses. Some even displayed their "dewlaps!"