A Treat for the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day

Trick or treat?

Treat, please, says this jumping spider.

It's time to jump in to help the 13th annual UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day crowdunding project.

It's a Super Science Day to be held Saturday, Feb. 10 on the UC Davis campus.

It's a free and family friendly event. You can visit such biological museums or collections as the Phaff Yeast Culture Collection, Bohart Museum of Entomology, Museum of Wildlife and Fish Biology, Arboretum and Public Garden, California Raptor Center, Earth and Planetary Sciences Paleontology Collections, Botanical Conservatory, Center for Plant Diversity, Nematode Collections, Marine Invertebrate Teaching Collection, and the Department of Anthropology Museum.

And you can talk to the scientists one-on-one.

The crowdfunding project ends at 11:59 p.m., Monday, Oct. 30. You can donate here. You can donate in memory of a loved one, or, for example, to honor your favorite scientist or favorite insect or spider.

"Donations will help us sustain this free science event, and enable our student interns to take science outreach to a whole new level," according to Biodiversity Museum Day chair Tabatha Yang, education and outreach coordinator for the Bohart Museum of Entomology." The goal of our event is to connect people from all walks of life to science and the biodiversity surrounding them."

Donation levels start at $5.

Don't want to buy candy corn and other treats for Halloween? Another kind of treat will help fund a Super Science Day.