Monthly Archives: July 2014

Seeking Inspiration in the Arctic

A last minute opportunity provides Caroline Lanthier with a chance to visit the Arctic and collect ideas for a new gallery. Continue reading

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Creativity at the Museum: Collaborative Art Project

Are you ready to get your hands dirty? Stephanie Hachey invites you to participate in a collective art project at the Canadian Museum of Nature. Until mid-August 2014. Fun guaranteed! Continue reading

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A Geological Wonderland Defines a Journey with Students on Ice

The Arctic is a magical place and mineralogist Paula Piilonen discovered this firsthand during her time in Labrador with the Students on Ice Arctic expedition. Continue reading

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No Microscopes, No Laptops, No Library, No Problem: The Challenges of Bringing Our Laboratory to the Field

Conditions during fieldwork being what they are, researchers must make do with little. One of our botanists who is working in the Arctic right now describes the essentials of their field lab. Continue reading

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A Yukon Quest for Rare Mosses Provides Priceless Memories

Gorgeous landscapes, wet boots, and chance encounters…just some of the memorable moments recounted by our Curator of Botany Jennifer Doubt during her first time doing fieldwork in Yukon. Continue reading

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Thinking Back, Looking Ahead: The 2014 Palaeobiology Field Season in Alberta

Another year and more discoveries from bonebeds and microsites by Dr. Jordan Mallon and his team. Continue reading

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Curiouser and Curiouser: Our Discoveries in 2013

Museum scientists discovered 12 new animal, vegetable and mineral species in 2013. Thus, they contribute to global knowledge-sharing and nurture future scientific discoveries. Continue reading

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Working with Bioluminescence: Firefly Replica

Using chicken wire, papier-mâché and a good dose of ingenuity, Stephanie Hachey has produced a giant firefly to help museum educators to explain bioluminescence. Continue reading

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