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Free Programs for Early Childhood Educators

New Science Up: Birds and Bugs professional development program for early childhood educators All DMNH professional development classes are FREE through early May Science Up: Birds & Bugs, the newest professional development workshop for educators from the Delaware Museum of Natural History, has received Quality Assured status through the Professional Development Department at the Delaware [...]

March 18th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Shorebird and horseshoe crab connection highlighted in new film from the Delaware Shorebird Project

Shorebird and horseshoe crab connection highlighted in new film from the Delaware Shorebird Project Feast on the Beach: The Delaware Bay Horseshoe Crab Shorebird Connection film educates, entertains and encourages ecotourism The Delaware Shorebird Project today premiered Feast on the Beach: The Delaware Bay Horseshoe Crab Shorebird Connection, a film produced to raise [...]

March 7th, 2017|Birds, Blog, Press Releases|0 Comments

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

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

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

Egg collections: Part of Earth’s library

The second Friday of October has been designated as World Egg Day, with a focus on eggs as a food source. But during the late 19th and early 20th century, collecting wild birds eggs was  a popular hobby. Many museums and their collections originated during this time, and many people displayed natural history objects in their homes. [...]

October 14th, 2016|Birds, Blog, DMNH Spotlight|0 Comments