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  • News | Canadian Museum of Nature
    Buildings Skip Navigation Support the Museum Products and Services Careers and Volunteering Museum News The Museum Corporation History and Buildings News Newsletters For Media A new home for Parliament Nature Scoop After Parliament burned on Feb 3 1916 the Museum housed the House of Commons and the Senate for 4 years Home About Us Museum News News News Information Package Green Space and Parking Get all the information about the museum s plans for the west side of the property first previous 1 2 3 4 5 next last The 2012 2013 Season Something for Everyone An exciting 2012 13 season with many new exhibitions including two international blockbusters Green Space and Parking at the Canadian Museum of Nature Information about parking and the west side of the museum grounds Sea Monsters 3D Movie Get ready for some white knuckle action in this amazing 3D production from National Geographic Awesome Arctic This new photo exhibition shows the Arctic as seen through the eyes of the museum s research staff Intriguing Contemporary Art Show Five artists works explore themes of nature and wonder through photography video and sculpture Meet the Experts Weekend Don t miss this rare chance to chat with museum experts in research collections and 3D imaging Tis the Season to Be Jolly and Become a Member A museum membership makes a great gift during this holiday season Buy now before prices increase Five Year Project to Record Arctic s Botanical Bounty The museum is spearheading an ambitious project to document all of Canada s Arctic plants Celebrating a 10 year Partnership for Polar Education The museum works with Students on Ice to inspire youth about the polar regions Museum Experts Recognized for Scientific Savvy Museum mineralogist earns award Research Director heads world taxonomy group first previous 1 2

    Original URL path: http://nature.ca/en/about-us/museum-news/news?page=2 (2016-02-07)
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  • News | Canadian Museum of Nature
    History and Buildings Skip Navigation Support the Museum Products and Services Careers and Volunteering Museum News The Museum Corporation History and Buildings News Newsletters For Media A new home for Parliament Nature Scoop After Parliament burned on Feb 3 1916 the Museum housed the House of Commons and the Senate for 4 years Home About Us Museum News News News Information Package Green Space and Parking Get all the information about the museum s plans for the west side of the property first previous 1 2 3 4 5 next last Tree Planting and Webcast Mark International Year of Forests The museum celebrates National Tree Day and hosts a forum about the boreal forest Beetlemania Biodiversity Study Nets New Species Trains Students New discoveries await as five year insect study nears completion Ancient Seaway Yields Unique Fossil Discoveries Twenty years of research unravels the fossil diversity of Canada s ancient marine seaway Extreme Mammals On until November 6 Don t Miss It Don t miss your chance to see the surprising and weird mammals featured in Extreme Mammals Museum by Night This autumn we re offering a variety of special evening activities for adults Dinosaurs 3D A Summer Hit Dinosaurs 3D Thrilling 3D effects and gripping storyline Movie schedule extended to Oct 30 2011 Missing Link Discovery Featured in Extreme Mammals Scientific palaeo breakthrough by museum researcher represented in Extreme Mammals Monthly Giving You can now spread your charitable donation to the Canadian Museum of Nature over a full year National Geographic Lists Canadian Museum of Nature as Top 10 Family Destination National Geographic says the museum is a fun destination calling it a natural history playground Museum Scientist Engages Students on Antarctic Journey Museum palaeontologist Natalia Rybczynski teaches university students on Antarctic journey first previous 1 2 3 4

    Original URL path: http://nature.ca/en/about-us/museum-news/news?page=3 (2016-02-07)
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  • News | Canadian Museum of Nature
    Research Projects Science Experts Scientific Services Leadership Scientific Publications About Us Support the Museum Products and Services Careers and Volunteering Museum News The Museum Corporation History and Buildings Skip Navigation Support the Museum Products and Services Careers and Volunteering Museum News The Museum Corporation History and Buildings News Newsletters For Media A new home for Parliament Nature Scoop After Parliament burned on Feb 3 1916 the Museum housed the House of Commons and the Senate for 4 years Home About Us Museum News News News Information Package Green Space and Parking Get all the information about the museum s plans for the west side of the property first previous 1 2 3 4 5 Beginner s Guide to Minerals and Rocks New rock and mineral guide for beginners by museum mineralogist Joel Grice Enter the Dinosaur Discovery Contest Enter the Dinosaur Discovery Contest Win prizes including collectible coins video games and more Tracking Insects through Tropical Forests Tracking insects in Honduras museum entomologist Robert Anderson heading into 4th year of LLAMA first previous 1 2 3 4 5 Connect with Us Facebook Twitter WordPress YouTube RSS Email Canadian Museum of Nature Exploring our natural future Hours Admission Directions Our Exhibitions

    Original URL path: http://nature.ca/en/about-us/museum-news/news?page=4 (2016-02-07)
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  • Supporting eco-art, local talent and an enchanted forest at Glowfair 2015 | Canadian Museum of Nature
    at Glowfair 2015 Supporting eco art local talent and an enchanted forest at Glowfair 2015 Magnify Image View copyright information Stefan Thompson Close Stefan Thompson s portrayal of animals is mysterious and enchanting One of Ottawa s many charms is the number of festivals events and rich culture it offers year round And this summer the Canadian Museum of Nature is partnering with the relatively new Glowfair This festival takes place in the Museum s Centretown neighbourhood Bank Street on June 19 and 20 With 16 artists 2 DJ stages a silent disco street installations street performers and more this is where music light and art come together This free community event covers 9 city blocks each under unique themes During the festivities the Museum will be sponsoring the talented Stefan Thompson who is a local artist with a deep love for nature With an environmental science background he has evolved over the years to produce art from environmentally friendly and recycled products Gone are his days of toxic spray paints he even developed his very own non toxic palette of paints Both painter and sculptor he creates incredible animal forms from a variety of materials such as driftwood citrus extract from orange peels repurposed objects and the list goes on He has been a champion of sustainable artwork and is continually searching for ways to raise awareness for the use of alternative methods Thompson s creative contributions to Glowfair s Enchanted Forest block between MacLaren and Gilmour will be absolutely magical The public will be intrigued by his mysterious creatures and phosphorescent installations made with eco friendly materials And on June 30 his digital live painting will be part of the programming offered at a pre Canada Day edition of Nature Nocturne Thompson s unique portrayal of animals described

    Original URL path: http://nature.ca/en/about-us/museum-news/news/glow-fair-festival-enchanted-forest-stefan-thompson (2016-02-07)
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  • Science By Night May 21 | Canadian Museum of Nature
    a program that Britain s Natural History Museum has been doing for five years an initiative to change the perception of science and research in the eyes of the general public It s meant to demonstrate that researchers are real people doing interesting relevant things Science by Night begins at 5 00 pm and continues until 10 00 pm It s targeted to adults but the programming differs significantly from the Museum s Nature Nocturne experience the monthly party featuring DJs dancing and creative often seasonal themes Nature Nocturne is really an introduction to or rediscovery of the Museum and Science by Night is an opportunity to really get to know the Museum at a deeper level explains Iburg Visitors on May 21 can look forward to a full roster of activities Palaeontologist Dr Jordan Mallon will lead a fun Jurassic Park Fact or Fiction game show where contestants will learn what Hollywood got right and wrong in blockbusters such as Jurassic Park Mineralogist Dr Paula Piilonen will look at rocks and minerals that the public can bring in for identification Alan McDonald one of the key members of a team that cleaned and assembled the Museum s 19 metre blue whale for display will share stories of the monster endeavour that took many months to complete Fish expert Noel Alfonso will be set up next to the stunning backlit images of X ray fish showing jars of specimens from the Museum s collections and talking about how X rays contribute brilliantly to the classification of fish At a special presentation at 8 30 pm you can hear about the rare hickorynut mussel in the Ottawa River Representatives from FLAP Fatal Light Awareness Program will have a special display of bird specimens in the Queens Lantern The objective is to

    Original URL path: http://nature.ca/en/about-us/museum-news/news/science-by-night-may-21 (2016-02-07)
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  • Animal Inside Out: opens May 1! | Canadian Museum of Nature
    plastinated specimens revealing what s under the skin of more than 50 animal species we re adding a special science lounge complement to the show In this hands on area visitors can try different activities to enhance their exploration and comparison of animal anatomy Dan Boivin the museum s exhibition project manager assigned to this exhibition explains the significance of this added element With all shows that are not produced by the Museum of Nature it s important to give them a personal stamp something that is connected to our museum First there was a creative workshop with select staff to brainstorm activities for the Science Lounge This generated a pile of ideas some fun and goofy some intriguing but too complex to pursue and some that were very doable Piloting was done with museum visitors to test the ideas Boivin says people were very enthusiastic to participate in the six or seven fun piloting activities and to effectively contribute to the development of an exhibition It will be the richest Science Lounge we ve ever done in terms of stuff to do Boivin states We re getting visitors to have fun with the tactile to think about how they observe nature and in some cases to observe through their fingers The installation of the show itself will be pretty straightforward requiring only seven days compared to the usual three week time frame to install most big temporary exhibitions The 100 or so plastinated specimens are easy to unpack and display And luckily even the tallest ones fit in our huge freight elevators but in the case of the giraffe just barely Boivin admits that our Exhibits team is always a bit nervous until the trucks arrive And there will be six tractor trailers rolling up to the museum towards

    Original URL path: http://nature.ca/en/about-us/museum-news/news/animal-inside-out (2016-02-07)
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  • Environmental Monitoring Program receives support from The McLean Foundation | Canadian Museum of Nature
    and Buildings Skip Navigation Support the Museum Products and Services Careers and Volunteering Museum News The Museum Corporation History and Buildings News Newsletters For Media Home About Us Museum News News Environmental Monitoring Program receives support from The McLean Foundation Environmental Monitoring Program receives support from The McLean Foundation Magnify Image View copyright information Brian Coad Canadian Museum of Nature Close Museum scientist Noel Alfonso and his assistant go dip netting in the pond The Canadian Museum of Nature s Natural Heritage Campus in the Aylmer sector of Gatineau Quebec is situated on 76 hectares of coniferous and deciduous forest In 1998 the Museum s Environmental Program EMP was established to manage the land to sustain its ecological value Surveys are conducted on the property to monitor native and invasive species The trail network through part of the property also provides opportunity for hands on education and specimen collection particularly plants Under the supervision of senior research assistant and fish expert Noel Alfonso the EMP has greatly benefitted from the work of summer students to assist with this crucial monitoring and conservation work Read three informative blog posts stewardship outdoor habitats woods by keen EMP summer employees I am delighted that The McLean Foundation is supporting our Environmental Monitoring Program says Alfonso This funding will help the Museum in our goals of continuing to conserve biodiversity and in using the land as a living laboratory for research and education The Canadian Museum of Nature is committed to being a good steward of its land The Environmental Monitoring Program will continue its collections research and education functions The Aylmer land will continue to be a haven for wildlife in the region We are grateful to The McLean Foundation for generously supporting the Environmental Monitoring Programme at the Canadian Museum of Nature

    Original URL path: http://nature.ca/en/about-us/museum-news/news/environmental-monitoring-program-receives-support-mclean-foundation (2016-02-07)
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  • Research in the field: Our scientists at work | Canadian Museum of Nature
    km stretch that starts at the treeline where forest transitions to tundra and ends at the coastal community of Kugluktuk Their effort is part of the museum s ongoing Arctic Flora project And while swarms of mosquitoes may make for some tough slogging they can always count on the comfort of some delicious food camping style at the end of a long day You can follow their adventures through Twitter museumofnature naturescience Magnify image View copyright information Roger Bull Canadian Museum of Nature Close Botanist Jeff Saarela collecting along the Soper River on Baffin Island Another member of the museum s botany team Curator Jennifer Doubt is applying her expertise in mosses on two expeditions this summer In June she joined Environment Canada scientists in Yukon and northern BC on a quest to survey mosses and locate habitats for Porsild s Bryum This rare and threatened species is found around waterfall environments and is known only from a few disparate locations in Canada In July with experts from the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources Doubt will also document mosses in a remote area of northern Ontario for environmental monitoring Dr Jordan Mallon the museum s new dinosaur expert took his summer fieldwork to drier climes in fossil rich Alberta where he resumed work begun in 2013 Two weeks of prospecting at large bonebeds along the South Saskatchewan River with help from museum assistants Margaret Currie and Dr Scott Rufolo proved fruitful with some new fossil discoveries Mallon also spent four days scrambling through the foothills of western Alberta near the Rockies While the pickings for fossils were slim the treks allowed him to pinpoint some future prospecting sites New Brunswick will offer some prime habitats for two of the museum s zoologists this August Dr Andre Martel an expert on

    Original URL path: http://nature.ca/en/about-us/museum-news/news/research-field (2016-02-07)
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