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Delaware National Guard visits Tough Museum Camp

Our Tough Museum camp got a visit from the Delaware National Guard. They learned about healthy habits, including nutrition and staying active. Outside, they learned stretches and got some physical activity, including learning how to play Ultimate Frisbee.

2017-07-27T20:34:00+00:00 July 27th, 2017|Blog, Videos|0 Comments

Nikon’s Small World 2016 Photomicrography Competition Winners at DMNH

Take an extraordinarily close-up look at nature through the Nikon's Small World 2016 Photomicrography Competition's 20 winning photographs, currently on exhibit at the Delaware Museum of Natural History as part of a national tour. The photographs' microscopic perspective displays scientific images—including a butterfly's proboscis and actual human brain cells—in an artistic way. The winning [...]

2017-07-25T13:44:55+00:00 July 25th, 2017|Blog, Press Releases, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Belemnites: Delaware’s State Fossil

Belemnites are fossil cephalopods related to the squids, octopods and cuttlefish that live in the ocean today. Belemnites went extinct at the same time as the dinosaurs, about 65 million years ago, but their fossil remains are easy to find at the C&D Canal. Belemnitella americana was named the State [...]

2017-07-12T23:55:42+00:00 July 2nd, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Science Friday’s #CephalopodWeek film features DMNH scientist

DMNH Curator of Mollusks Elizabeth Shea, Ph.D., is featured in a short film for this year's #cephalopodweek from Science Friday. From the film's introduction: "Deep below the sea surface, giant squid fight off predatory sperm whales–stirring legendary tales of epic battles. Yet for all it’s infamy, discovering how many of these enormous cephalopods are lurking [...]

2017-07-12T23:55:42+00:00 June 16th, 2017|Blog, DMNH Spotlight, Mollusks, Press Releases|0 Comments

DMNH marine scientist joins international research expedition

Northern Neighbors expedition focuses on deepwater communities in the Northeastern U.S. and Canada through June 22 Elizabeth Shea, Ph.D., curator of mollusks at the Delaware Museum of Natural History, joined an international team of scientists spending 15 days at sea aboard NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Ship Henry Bigelow exploring canyon and slope habitats [...]

2017-07-12T23:55:42+00:00 June 12th, 2017|Blog, DMNH Spotlight, Mollusks, Press Releases|0 Comments

Senator Coons to host exclusive screening of Warlords of Ivory in ongoing effort to tackle global challenge of wildlife trafficking

Learn about connections between wildlife trafficking and international security and stability at a screening of the National Geographic Explorer film, Warlords of Ivory, followed by a panel discussion featuring local, national and international experts on Friday, April 7, from 5:30-9 p.m. at the Delaware Museum of Natural History, hosted with Senator Chris Coons (D-Del), People to People [...]

2017-07-12T23:55:43+00:00 March 30th, 2017|Blog, Press Releases|0 Comments

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 [...]

2017-07-12T23:55:43+00:00 March 18th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments