African-American Champions of Nature
January 21, 2013
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The Delaware Museum of Natural History commemorates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with special activities highlighting African Americans’ contributions to the field of natural history at African-American Champions of Nature on Monday, January 21, 2013, sponsored by Exelon Power.
· Children can view live arthropods and learn about the importance of bees as a tribute to entomologist Charles Henry Turner (1867-1923).
· Agricultural scientist George Washington Carver’s (1864-1943) many uses for peanuts, sweet potatoes, and other plants will be revealed in an interactive matching game.
· Visitors can learn about marine biologist Ernest Everett Just (1883-1941) while doing a marine invertebrate craft.
· Ornithologist Robert A. Gilbert will be honored through a bird bill adaptation activity and a display of various bird wings, bills, and feet.
WHAT: African-American Champions of Nature, sponsored by Exelon Power.
WHERE: Delaware Museum of Natural History, 4840 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE 19807
DATE: Monday, January 21, 2013
TIME: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
ADMISSION: Activities are included with regular museum admission: $9 adults, $7 children (3-17), $8 seniors (60+), and FREE for children 2 and younger. FREE for Museum members. For more information, please call (302) 658-9111.
About the Delaware Museum of Natural History
As the state’s only natural history museum, the Delaware Museum of Natural History opened in 1972 to excite and inform people about the natural world through exploration and discovery. The Museum houses Delaware’s only permanent dinosaur display, surrounded by exhibits of mammals, shells, and other specimens from around the world. The Museum manages world-renowned scientific collections of mollusks and birds, including one of the top 12 mollusk collections in the United States.