Hi everyone! A quick note on some recent outreach we did in conjunction with UNR’s Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology (EECB) program. Two weeks ago the program had their 4th annual Big Brothers Big Sisters Day, an event where bigs and littles visit the biology department on campus for an interactive day of science displays. This year we had a chemistry and molecular biology room; a reptile, bird, and amphibian room; and an invertebrate room! As in the past there was an array of live reptiles, and we had a whole room full of beautiful pinned insects from around the world as well as live ones. New this year were DNA extraction using household materials and a seedling planting, where kids took home marigolds and poppies. As always, the kids were very excited to see the critters we have on and off campus, and the mentors are usually as excited as the kids to see them as well. We thoroughly enjoyed this year, as usual, and look forward to doing it again next year!