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So far Jennifer Acord has created 19 blog entries.

World of Discovery: Exploring Our Global Environment

Discover how three extreme environments affect all of us at World of Discovery: Exploring Our Global Environment, a three-part series at the Delaware Museum of Natural History featuring scientists from the University of Delaware’s College of Earth, Ocean and Environment sharing their research. Topics include the inhospitable climate of Antarctica, how volcanoes are a [...]

2019-09-12T09:59:37-04:00September 11th, 2019|Blog, Uncategorized|

On the Brink of Extinction: the Vaquita Porpoise

This spring, sixth graders in the John Dickinson International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme, under the direction of art teacher Christopher Conrad, created a model of life-size frolicking Vaquita Porpoises for exhibit at the Delaware Museum of Natural History. Each year, Conrad’s art class chooses a theme and a large project to accompany that [...]

2019-07-18T11:53:18-04:00July 18th, 2019|Blog|

The region’s most diabolical botanicals are on display at Delaware Museum of Natural History and Mt. Cuba Center this summer

Wicked Plants: The Exhibit to open at the Delaware Museum of Natural History on Saturday, June 22 Two Delaware institutions are teaming up to present the wild, wicked and weird world of plants this summer. Visitors to the Delaware Museum of Natural [...]

2019-06-27T19:56:52-04:00June 20th, 2019|Blog, Press Releases|

Blue Star Museums begins on Armed Forces Day, May 18

DMNH offers free admission to military personnel and their families this summer through the Blue Star Museums program The Delaware Museum of Natural History joins museums nationwide in participating in the tenth summer of Blue Star Museums, a program providing free admission to our nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families [...]

2019-05-16T19:41:06-04:00May 16th, 2019|Blog|

Summer Science Corps

Summer Science Corps is a new program for teens who love nature and science and are looking for community service hours Summer Science Corps members will lead hands-on science and nature programs throughout the Museum’s galleries, including the Science-in-Action Lab, Investigation Lab, Nature Nook, and outdoor areas, as well as assist with special [...]

2019-05-16T09:47:34-04:00March 1st, 2019|Blog, Uncategorized|

First Delaware Teen Leadership Cafe focuses on Building for Natural Disasters

By the Teen Leadership Team: Aayushi Sharma, Vidushi Sharma, Kristian Tolbert, Kamrin Simms, and Genevieve Oberholzer The first Teen Science Café in Delaware, “Building for Natural Disasters,” featured Richard Kimball, a fourth-year architectural engineer student at Drexel University working to get his BS/MS degree. Mr. Kimball wanted to be an architect since he [...]

2019-01-11T22:09:23-04:00January 11th, 2019|Blog|

Discovery Days offers four days of festive family fun

Discovery Days offers four days of festive family fun The Delaware Museum of Natural History's Discovery Days, presented by Bank of America, features four days of festive family fun while children are out of school for the winter holidays.  The museum’s annual holiday event features live animals, free flight bird encounters with Animal [...]

2018-12-21T12:52:32-04:00December 20th, 2018|Blog, Press Releases|

A Whale of a Tale: Bringing a Humpback Whale’s Bones to DMNH

by Lindsay Townsend The whale skull, arriving at DMNH in September. Last month, staff from the Delaware Museum of Natural History brought the 280 lbs. skull of a juvenile humpback whale, as well as several other pieces of the skeleton, to the Museum for future exhibit and educational use. The bones were [...]

2018-10-04T15:29:35-04:00October 4th, 2018|Blog, DMNH Spotlight|

First Brokaw fellow starts at DMNH to work on second Breeding Bird Atlas project

by Lindsay Townsend The Delaware Museum of Natural History welcomed its first Howard and Dede Brokaw Ornithology Fellow, Alex Johnson, to the museum this summer. Johnson spent the summer helping the museum’s Curator of Birds and Director of Collections, Dr. Jean Woods, write up the results of Delaware’s Second Breeding Bird Atlas [...]

2018-08-10T13:42:44-04:00August 10th, 2018|Birds, Blog, DMNH Spotlight|