Monthly Archives: September 2012

The Sudden Magic of an Exhibition

For intern and volunteer Ève Laforest, the opening of an exhibition is a magic moment, when all the elements come together at once. Continue reading

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The Woods Were Lovely, Dark and Deep

Can you believe that we found more than 136 identified moss species on the museum’s Gatineau property in one summer? This survey was just one of the tasks accomplished by environmental monitors Emma Lehmberg and Cassandra Robillard. Continue reading

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Searching for Zircon in the Wild, Wild East of Cambodia

A change of scenery for Paula Piilonen and her colleagues: they’ve returned from Cambodia where they studied and acquired stones of the mineral zircon. Continue reading

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700 000 + 900 = A Herbarium That Grows with Each Expedition

After exciting discoveries and the collection of almost 900 specimens, the 2012 Arctic Botany Expedition can say, “Mission accomplished!” Continue reading

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