Dr. Steve Murphree, professor of biology and entomologist, participated in many community events this semester. Events included an insect presentation to 40 preschool children at the Montessori Centre in Nashville, an insect ecology presentation to 75 4th graders at Fall-Hamilton Enhanced Option School, a forensic entomology presentation to 25 McGavock High School seniors in Brad Tracy’s criminal justice class, an insect presentation to 18 preschoolers at Robert Churchwell Museum Magnet School in Nashville, several insect presentations to Brownie Girl Scout Troops in Brentwood and Bellevue and an insect presentation to Mid-Cumberland Head Start’s preschool classes in Lebanon.
Murphree also hosted an Explorations in Animal Behavior laboratory for 10 home schooled students as part of Belmont’s Home School Science Discoveries program. At the Historic Sam Davis Home and Plantation’s Fall Festival in October he offered a Life & Limb: Civil War Medicine exhibit. At the Historic Sam Davis Home & Plantation, he gave a Life & Limb: Civil War Medicine talk to two middle school field trip classes.