Monthly Archives: October 2012

Building a Sedimentary Wall Layer by Layer

A sedimentary-rock deposit in Saskatchewan is faithfully and carefully reproduced in the new Earth Gallery as an interactive exhibit for visitors to explore. Continue reading

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The Natural History of Canadian Mammals: An Exhilarating Moment after 11 Years of Work

Donna Naughton caps off her 37-year career at the museum with the publication of a book that is sure to become authoritative. Continue reading

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Plant Collecting on the Red Island: Madagascar

Over the next several weeks, botanist Lynn Gillespie and graduate student Warren Cardinal-McTeague will be exploring in Madagascar in the search for new species of climbing plants. Their goal: Better knowledge about the flora of this mysterious island, and hence, the biodiversity of the planet. Continue reading

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Earthquake at the Museum

The focus on natural disasters in the special exhibition Nature Unleashed brings memories back to the earthquake that struck the museum in June 2010. Continue reading

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A Sneak Peek at the Cave in Our New Earth Gallery

The construction of our new cave is almost as interesting as the cave’s content, according to Kathleen Quinn, who was lucky enough to tour the site a few times. Continue reading

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