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Thank a Spider!

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They’re creepy, they’re crawly and seeing even a tiny one can make more people than you might expect -- squirm, shriek or run from the room. We’re talking about spiders, and nature educator and animal behavior specialist Jane Marlow believes we should actually thank spiders for what they provide and to get beyond the stereotype.

For information about the Natural History Society of Maryland event that Marlow will speak at on Sat. Dec. 1, visit this link.

To contact Marlow, visit Learn With Jane.

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.
Melissa Gerr is a producer for On the Record. She started in public media at Twin Cities Public Television in St. Paul, Minn., where she is from, and then worked as a field producer for Oregon Public Broadcasting in Portland. She made the jump to audio-lover in Baltimore as a digital media editor at Mid-Atlantic Media and Laureate Education, Inc. and as a field producer for "Out of the Blocks." Her beat is typically the off-beat with an emphasis on science, culture and things that make you say, 'Wait, what?'