Annual Natural History Identification Day at the MSU Museum, the science and culture museum
at Michigan State University
Sunday, February 9, 2014
from 1-5 p.m. - Free
Activities in the works:
* Get up close to live snakes, turtles, and other reptiles and amphibians with the MSU Herpetology Club and MSU Museum's naturalist, Jim Harding the Critterguy
*Learn about conservation of endangered species from students from MSU's Fisheries & Wildlife Club
*Ask an expert: museum curators and MSU specialists can help you identify backyard curiosities: bring in a rock, bone, fossil, tooth or other natural object*
* Ask Darwin: Rich Bellon, MSU Darwin scholar, will answer questions about Darwin's life and work.
* Once-a-year-opportunity to touch Interesting and unusual specimens from MSU Museum's natural science collections and live critters from the MSU Bug House
*Rare, behind-the-scenes tours of MSU Museum research collections.
*Dinosaur casts in Habitat Hall.
*Activities for kids with MSU 4-H Children's Garden and Department of Horticulture.
*Books and educational resources at the Museum Store.
* Birthday cake!
The MSU Museum cannot provide estimates on the commercial value of any specimen nor provide expertise on human-made artifacts at this program.
Also of interest...
MSU Museum's West Gallery: "Hyenas Rule!" and "50,000," part of a series of exhibits featuring NSF-sponsored BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action.
The Michigan State University Museum joins natural history museums and science centers around the world in observing naturalist Charles Darwin's birthday with special programs. Science institutions worldwide have created special programs around Darwin's birthday that help promote an appreciation for the benefits of scientific knowledge acquired through human curiosity and ingenuity. Learn more at http://darwinday.org.
Also of interest on YouTube:
Thanks to our sponsors:
The Darwin Discovery Day Committee thanks the following:
Bake N’ Cakes
BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action
Center for Integrative Studies in General Science
College of Natural Science
College of Social Science
Department of Anthropology
Department of Geography
Department of Geological Sciences
Department of Plant Biology
Department of Zoology
Ecology, Evolutionary Biology and Behavior Program
Kellogg Biological Station
Lyman Briggs College
Office of the Provost
Office of Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies