Monthly Archives: November 2012

Multi-Media Fun in Our New Earth Gallery

How would you like to build a volcano, trigger an earthquake, or even shift continental plates? It’s all possible in our new gallery! Continue reading

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The Reindeer Botanist

Discover the interesting life and rich legacy of Alf Erling Porsild (1901–1977). Jeff Saarela explains how his work on Northern flora remains relevant for the museum’s botanists of today. Continue reading

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Blasting Rocks All in a Day’s Work for Gallery Team

Power tools are fun, sure, but sometimes the right tool for the job is a microblaster. What’s the job? Breaking a piece off a rock for display in our new Vale Earth Gallery. Continue reading

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Nature Nuisances?

Tornadoes, floods and other natural disasters can have unexpected consequences in nature—a fact that scientists are regularly confronted with, as Mark Graham explains. Continue reading

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Research Ignites!

In five minutes and 20 slides plus a dash of humour, museum researchers spark our interest in their work. Continue reading

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