Monthly Archives: November 2015

November in West Virginia: Inspiring the Next Generation.

Museum CEO Meg Beckel is part of an international team developing ideas to connect youth with nature. Continue reading

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My Irish Diatom Adventure (Part 1)

A museum volunteer with a passion for travel took advantage of a trip to Ireland to advance scientific research on diatoms. Continue reading

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The Arctic Flora of Tamriel: Botany in Video Games

Botanist Paul Sokoloff had fun exploring real-world inspirations behind some virtual plants in role-playing games such as Elder Scrolls: Skyrim and Fallout: New Vegas. Continue reading

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Minerals Are Species Too!

The definition of a mineral species and its classification are based on the chemistry and the atomic structure of the mineral. Consequently, defining a mineral species is more straightforward than defining a biological species. Continue reading

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