Wildlife Study Series returns with pronghorns

By: Lisa S. Icenogle
Image for spring 2023 Werner Wildlife Series events.

After a three-month hiatus, the Werner Wildlife Study Series is back with a look at pronghorn on Thursday, Feb. 16, at 7 p.m.

“Pronghorns Past and Present” will feature Museum Assistant Eileen Lemm, who will discuss the natural history of the pronghorn, known familiarly as the antelope. “I will talk about pronghorns in the fossil record, their relationship to Native Americans, European settlers and trappers, the present status of the animal in the sagebrush steppe ecosystem, and their future,” said Lemm.

Born and raised in Wyoming, Lemm graduated from Natrona County High School in the early 2000s. After studying art in New Zealand and Virginia, she moved back to Wyoming, where she graduated from Casper College with an associate degree in fine arts and the University of Wyoming with a bachelor’s in art with a concentration in art history. For three years, Lemm worked at the Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site in Laramie, Wyoming, where her love of all things museum, especially collection management, blossomed. She has been a museum assistant at the Werner Wildlife Museum for eight years.

February’s family-friendly event is free and open to the public. The Werner Wildlife Study Series takes place in the Africa-Arctic Room in the museum. For more information, call 307-235-2108 or email indiahayford@caspercollege.edu.

The Werner Wildlife Museum, located off the Casper College campus at 405 E. 15th Street, is free and open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Media contact: Lisa S. Icenogle

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