Monthly Archives: July 2013

Kid Highlights at the Canadian Museum of Nature

See dinosaurs in 3D, find out your weight in turkeys, drive an ice-breaker in the Arctic Ocean—just some of the fun that captivates museum volunteer Jennifer Artz and her sons during their frequent visits. Continue reading

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Amazing Ants

Did you know that some ants grow fungus for food? Or that others keep herds of other insects to harvest their honeydew? Entomologist Robert Anderson shines a light on the amazing world of ants and their means of survival. Continue reading

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Bonebeds and dinosaur remains—three weeks of prospecting in Alberta

Palaeontologist Jordan Mallon summarizes his successful fieldwork along the South Saskatchewan River. Continue reading

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6 Days, 9 Youth, 145 collections, 1 Lodge: Wrapping up the Arctic Watch 2013 Expedition.

Curious kids and a unique High Arctic setting provide a memorable experience for botanist Paul Sokoloff. Continue reading

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Ants: A Long Journey from Arizona to Ottawa

Live ants travelled more than 4000 km to the Canadian Museum of Nature, where you can see them in the exhibition Farmers, Warriors, Builders: The Hidden Life of Ants starting on July 26, 2013. Catherine Couture tells us why we had to go so far to get them. Continue reading

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Trenching a Turtle—Saving a Fossil for Study

A fossil turtle found in the field provides a great lesson on how you go from fossil in the ground to specimen in our collections. Continue reading

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Working in the National Herbarium of Canada: A Student’s Experience

Co-op university student Tera Shewchenko explores how the National Herbarium at the Canadian Museum of Nature contributes to society, science and our understanding of the world. She also appreciates what she’s learned about the plants she’s encountered there—find out why even dandelions earn a little bit of love! Continue reading

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Teaching and Learning in the North: Summer fieldwork at Arctic Watch Lodge

Paul Sokoloff is returning to the Arctic this summer—this time as a teacher and mentor to some teenage adventurers. Continue reading

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