KLRN's SciGirls | Season 3, Ep 4

February 2, 2016
6:30pm Central Time
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Video Descriptions

SciGirls | Opening Video

What Is Citizen Science? (Driven to Discover Citizen Science project)

Copyright 2013. Regents of the University of Minnesota A brief video that explores the history, breadth and value of citizen science. Produced by University of Minnesota Extension. Project Team Members: Robert Blair, Grant Bowers, Nathan Meyer, Pamela Nippolt, Karen Oberhauser, Andrea Lorek Strauss, Lis Young-Isebrand Narrator: Kelly Nail Producer: Audrey Favorito Illustration and Animation: Kelly McNutt Music by Kevin MacLeod - incomptech.com Medley by Sturbridge Colonial Militia Photography: Audrey Favorito, Kelly Nail, D2D Adult Leaders, Ken Billington, Cephas, Lewis Collard, Gunter Cox, Brocken Inaglory, William Majoros, NASA, Petr Novak, Win-Chi Poon, Pslawinski, Jon Sullivan, Liz West, Fridrich Bohringer

How Hot is Too Hot? Monarch Microclimate Study (Driven to Discover Citizen Science project)

A brief interview between a graduate assistant and D2D Youth research team member about their collaboration on an investigation of Monarch response to microclimate temperature variation on milkweed. Copyright 2013 by the Regents of the University of Minnesota

Timelapse of monarch butterfly pupation

This video shows a monarch caterpillar (Danaus plexippus) shedding its larval skin and becoming a pupa (chrysalis) in a process called metamorphosis. It was filmed in The Monarch Lab at The University of Minnesota. This video was been sped up and playback rates are shown on the bottom right corner of the screen. Total time elapsed: approximately one hour. Thanks to Olivia Fitch for video editing assistance! Marxist Arrow by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: www.twinmusicom.org/

SciGirls 304: Butterfly Diaries - Deleted Scene

Ladies and Gentlemen, introducing "The Monarch Song!"

SciGirls | Main Feature

SciGirls 304: Butterfly Diaries

Mimi and her friends explore a Minnesota milkweed patch, counting monarchs to help scientists track the butterfly population. These SciGirls then raise monarch caterpillars, and use a video diary to capture their metamorphosis into butterflies.

SciGirls | Closing Video

47min 46sec


  • KLRN

    The mission of KLRN is to enrich the lives of people throughout South Central Texas through the power of communication—providing quality programs and services that advance education, art and culture, and community.


  • Kelly Nail

    Kelly Nail has worked in the Monarch Lab at the University of Minnesota for six years, as she pursues her PhD in conservation biology. After graduating from college with biology and math majors, she spent the next few years teaching high school biology in rural Mississippi. Since joining the monarch lab, Kelly has been extensively involved in both research and outreach. Currently, Kelly is looking at the eastern North American monarch population and how their migration might be affected by climate change and non-native milkweed. In addition to research, she has previously given talks at the MN House of Representatives, the MN Zoo, and led workshops on monarch conservation throughout the country.

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