Natural History

Adventure Park at The Discovery Museum Survives Hurricane Sandy

The Adventure Park at The Discovery Museum, Connecticut’s first aerial forest ropes park, which is located in Bridgeport Connecticut, announced that it survived Hurricane Sandy with no damage to its trees or aerial courses. It is open for business as usual. The Adventure Park is located on five acres within Veterans Memorial Park, behind The […]

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New Bedford Whaling Museum opens Signifying the Whale

New Bedford Whaling Museum opens Signifying the Whale a new exhibition on view from November 1st. Signifying the Whale evolved from the Museum’s 2003 Whaling History Symposium presentation by Zubeda Jalalzai and Jason Fiering entitled Wayside Whaling. In it, they investigated the connections between popular icons in contemporary New Bedford, its once dominant but now […]

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Royal Ontario Museum Researchers Publish New Theory on Origin of Flightless Birds

New DNA studies by Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) researchers indicate that two opposing views on the origin of ratites, large flightless birds originating on the southern supercontinent Gondwana, might both be correct. Dr. Allan J. Baker, Head of the ROM’s Department of Natural History and Oliver Haddrath, Research Technician, Ornithology Division, Department of Natural History […]

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Museum of London opens Doctors, Dissection and Resurrection Men

Museum of London opens Doctors, Dissection and Resurrection Men

Museum of London presents Doctors, Dissection and Resurrection Men, an exhibition on view 19 October 2012 – 14 April 2013. The Superficial Muscles of the Thorax and the Axilla 1876.® Wellcome Library. In 2006, archaeologists from the Museum of London excavated a burial ground at the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel. What they found was […]

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National Museum of Natural History Celebrates National Fossil Day

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History will partner with the National Park Service and the American Geosciences Institute to celebrate the third annual National Fossil Day Oct. 17. The museum aims to raise public awareness of the importance of fossils as scientific and educational tools and highlight the critical need for fossils to be […]

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Museum of the Rockies Hosts Fossil Festival

The Museum of the Rockies is hosting a Fossil Festival on Wednesday, October 17 at 3:30–6pm. Join MOR in celebrating National Fossil Day. Children ages 5-12 can become a “Junior Paleontologist” and receive an official badge or certificate from the National Park Service by completing fossil activities. Explore the ways that paleontologists work, learn about […]

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National Museum of Natural History Symposium Takes a Look at How the Age of Man Has Created an Age of Change

National Museum of Natural History Symposium Takes a Look at How the Age of Man Has Created an Age of Change

“The Anthropocene: Planet Earth in the Age of Humans,” will be held Thursday, Oct. 11, from 9:15 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Baird Auditorium, Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. National Museum of Natural History The event is free and open to the public. All are welcome, but space is limited. RSVP to [email protected] to […]

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Ocean Fishes Exhibit Imparts Conservation Message On View at the Academy of Natural Sciences

James Prosek has had a personal experience with each of the saltwater fish he has painted and hand-picked for a new exhibit opening Oct. 13 at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. “You could even call each one a self-portrait,” said the Connecticut naturalist, artist and fisherman whose latest book, Ocean Fishes: Paintings […]

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Florida Museum of Natural History Museum receives grant to digitize invertebrate collections

Florida Museum of Natural History Museum recently received a National Science Foundation grant of $339,000 to further digitize the department’s collection, one of the nation’s largest. The three-year, $339,000 award funds digitization of “relinquished collections” outside researchers have given the museum for research and curation. Located on the University of Florida campus, the Florida Museum […]

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