Adult Programs

Get to Know ‘The Awesome Opossum’ (Online)

Explore the facts, mysteries, and misunderstandings of Illinois’ only marsupial, the Virginia Opossum.

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Explore the facts, mysteries, and misunderstandings of Illinois’ only marsupial, the Virginia Opossum. When it comes to urban wildlife, opossums often get a bum rap. But these nocturnal animals deserve their moment in the spotlight! With their adorable joeys, ability to foil predators by playing dead, and so much more, opossums are actually pretty awesome.

In this lecture, join wildlife interpreter Nate Hambel and discover what makes the opossum such an important part of our neighborhoods and our urban ecosystems. 

How do I access the program?

  • A link to join the program will be included in the Order Summary email you receive after registering. Keep this email handy!
  • Click on the link at the scheduled date and time. 
  • The program will be recorded.

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  • This program will take place using Zoom. A link will be provided to registrants by email. Click on the link to join the program at the scheduled date and time. 
  • Please add education@mortonarb.org to your address book. You will receive an email from this address with the link to join class.
  • Automatically generated captions will be available.
  • Limit 75

Nathan Hambel, Wildlife Interpreter, Willowbrook Wildlife Center

Nate Hambel is a wildlife interpreter at Willowbrook Wildlife Center in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, where he educates visitors about urban wildlife, the Center’s resident animals, and the rehabilitation of injured animals. With a Master’s degree in biology, Nate is an avid birder and outdoors person, leading programs and trips that help people connect with nature.

 

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