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Mollusk Meeting coming to Delaware

Mollusk Meeting coming to Delaware Malacologists from all over the United States will bring their knowledge and enthusiasm for mollusks to Delaware in July for the American Malacological Society’s Annual Meeting, to be held at the University of Delaware in July. DMNH’s Curator of Mollusks Elizabeth Shea, Ph.D. is the current president of the organization [...]

January 31st, 2017|Discovery online|0 Comments

Darcie the Developer

Developing Darcie D is for Development, an important part of funding our work at DMNH. D is also for Darcie Martin, the new Director of Development, who started in December. Darcie has served as Development Manager for the New Mexico BioPark, Director of Education for the Molly Brown House Museum and Executive Director of the [...]

January 31st, 2017|Discovery online|0 Comments

Animal Engineers

Animal Engineers This winter, we join local libraries and community partners for Longwood Gardens’ Community Read program. In Rosie Revere, Engineer, author Andrea Beaty tells the story of Rosie, a little girl with dreams of becoming an engineer. DMNH offers an outreach program for libraries, schools and groups connecting the story of Rosie to engineers [...]

January 31st, 2017|Discovery online|0 Comments

In Memory of Dr. Fossil

In memory of Dr. Fossil Tuesday mornings were a favorite time at DMNH, when the Museum’s Science in Action Lab would feature Dr. Fossil with his array of dinosaur fossils and figurines. As children named which dinosaurs the toy figures were, Dr. Fossil would give them their own small dinosaur to take home. Sometimes children [...]

January 31st, 2017|Discovery online|0 Comments

Shorebirds on the Screen

Shorebirds on the screen Each May, the Delaware Bay is home to an annual global orinthological phenomenon. Humble horseshoe crabs, stunning shorebirds, and the scientists who study them are featured in a documentary premiering in March at DMNH. Director of Collections Jean Woods, Ph.D. was interviewed, along with other scientists, about the shorebirds local stop [...]

January 31st, 2017|Discovery online|0 Comments

du Pont Trophy

The du Pont Trophy She paints seashells by the seashore Shells in the research collection are the artistic inspiration for the du Pont Trophy, painted by artist Lauren Sweeney and awarded at shell shows across the country for the overall outstanding exhibit. This year’s trophy was based on the Schoonover shells, donated to DMNH by [...]

January 31st, 2017|Discovery online|0 Comments

Giving Tree Update

Giving Tree and Live Animal Update Live animals are an important part of educating visitors about nature and natural history. While the animals are an important part of the Nature Nook as well as educational and outreach programs, they have also been part of wedding receptions and other activities at the Museum. Holly the Russian [...]

January 31st, 2017|Discovery online|0 Comments

Dinosaur Revolution interactive maze uncovers facts and fossils

Pterosaur, Plesiosaur, Phytosaur…sure, they look like dinosaurs, spell like a dinosaurs...but guess what? Just because it ends with "s-a-u-r", doesn't mean it begins with "d-i-n-o." Uncover facts and fossils about dinosaurs in Dinosaur Revolution, an interactive learning experience within a maze setting, opening February 4, 2017 at the Delaware Museum of Natural History. Visitors can [...]

January 25th, 2017|Blog, Press Releases|0 Comments

Delaware Shorebird Project 2016 Field Report

Delaware Shorebird Project 2016 Field Season Report Every spring, hundreds of thousands of shorebirds travel through the Delaware Bay as they migrate from areas as far as southern South America to the Arctic, where they breed in the summer. The Delaware Bay is a crucial rest stop, where the birds eat horseshoe crab eggs for [...]

December 19th, 2016|Birds, Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Conserving Rainforests

Students and government agencies partner together in Borneo, Malaysia to save plants and animals before they become critically endangered DMNH Scout and Camp Coordinator Cathy Perrotto is no stranger to tropical rainforests! In 2012, as part of her Master’s degree program at Miami University, Cathy traveled to Malaysia and documented the effects of human activities on plants [...]

October 27th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments