Monthly Archives: September 2013

Finding a new home for a researcher’s valuable collection

A new home! Personal connections and circumstance lead Jean-Marc Gagnon to a significant collection of marine specimens. Continue reading

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The Frogs Made My Day!

After a 12-hour trip, the live specimens for the exhibition Frogs – A Chorus of Colours finally arrived at the museum. Educator Nathalie Rodrigue tells us about installing them in their indoor habitats and the wonderment that they generated. Continue reading

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Our Complementary Collections

Decoys, scientific ceramics, mould paintings… Yes, you read that right. In featuring a selection of pieces, Susan Goods introduces the Nature Art Collection at the Canadian Museum of Nature. Continue reading

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Preparing for School Workshops: The Challenge of a Volunteer

School workshops at the museum will start again soon, to the delight of children. Volunteer Mel Massey describes how he gets ready for our enthusiastic young visitors. Continue reading

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Beetles, biodiversity and a healthy habitat

A summer spent collecting in the woods gave Lauren McGregor an appreciation of the importance of beetles. Continue reading

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Preparing an Educational Activity Takes Imagination in Action!

Trapped! introduced our visitors to the world of insects. Step behind the scenes with Catherine Bouchard to learn how she created this activity. Continue reading

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Collecting in our own backyard

Student Shaleen Humhpreys gets a crash course in plant collecting on a field trip with two museum botanists. Continue reading

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