Adventures in Books
Citizen and Showman
Had a great E-mail conversation with Blue, the Director
of Communications at the Harvard Museum of Natural History, this month. Seems
we had a mistake in our listing of them a few months ago. Blue is very, very
eager to start some program for Scouts. Especially Cub Scouts!! I sent
in some ideas from other museums and gave Blue contact info at the Boston
Minuteman Council for help in getting it going and getting publicity out to
units. So, I hope some units from that area see this and set up trips. Say Hi
to Blue for me, too. And if you are from Massachusetts, you can go for free on
Check it our for changing exhibitions, dozens of lectures,
events, classes for all ages, year round.
Open 361 days a year, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
$9.00 - General Admission
$7.00 - seniors and students
$6.00 - ages 3-18;
Free - under 3
Free for Massachusetts residents
Wednesdays. 3:00-5:00 pm
(September thru May)
Sunday mornings year round, 9
Ticket includes Admission to the adjacent Peabody Museum
-- archaeology and cultures of six continents.
«Explore 12,000 specimens drawn from Harvard’s vast research
collections at the University's most visited museum -- dinosaurs, meteorites,
gemstones, and hundreds of animals around the globe. Get close to the world’s
only mounted Kronosaurus, a 42 ft-long marine reptile; One of the first
Triceratops ever discovered; a 1,642 lb. Amethyst geode; and Whale skeletons.
«Don’t miss the world famous exhibit of 3,000 ‘Glass Flowers’,
amazingly realistic models of plants, fruits and flowers created by father-son
glass artists Leopold and Rudolph Blaschka from 1886-1936. You won’t believe
they’re not real.
Currently On Exhibit
PLanguage of Color Explore how color is produced and how
and why color variation has evolved in an amazing variety of animals. Opening
Sept. 26, 2008 – thru August 2009
PSea Creatures in Glass 58 spectacular glass models of
jellyfish, anemones, octopus -- animals crafted by the same renowned artists who
created Harvard’s ‘Glass Flowers’. Thru Jan. 4, 2009
PLooking at Leaves: Photographs by Amanda Means - These
detailed blow-ups by New York artist Amanda Means, created by using the leaf
itself in the same way as a photographic negative, offer new ways to think about
the form and function of leaves, as well as compelling beauty. Thru Feb. 8,
PArthropods: Creatures that Rule - Evolving for more than
500 million years, arthropods, such as lobsters, beetles, silk worms, and
butterflies, represent over 80% of all animal species and have colonized every
habitat on the planet.
PThe Ware Collection of Glass Models of Plants -- “The Glass
Flowers” - 3,000 amazingly realistic models of plants, flowers and fruits,
painstakingly crafted in glass from 1886 to 1936 by German glass artists, father
and son Leopold and Rudolph Blaschka.
PDodos, Trilobites, & Meteorites: Treasures of Nature and
Science at Harvard - Showcases never-before-seen treasures from historic
expeditions to remote environments then unknown to science,
PClimate Change: Our Global Experiment - An insider’s look
at the scientific study of climate, presenting the latest research from renowned
experts at Harvard and around the world.
PZoological Galleries - Hundreds of animals ranging from the
earliest prehistoric creatures to today’s mammals, birds, and fish from around
the world. More than 500 mammals are on display including tigers, lions,
giraffe, elephant, rhino, three huge whale skeletons.
PMineralogical Gallery - Extensive mineral collections,
sparkling displays of both rough and cut gemstones, and a stunning display of
meteorites from around the world. Admire the 1,642 pound amethyst geode. Touch
meteorites from outer space.
For more information, please contact Blue Magruder,
Director of Communications, Harvard Museum of Natural History,
firstname.lastname@example.org , 617-496-0049
Alice, Golden Empire Council
Features stories about conservation and earth stewardship; each story’s “More
Information” page includes background materials and related links
You can see your name written in many different scripts from around the world –
a fun way to get familiar with the look of a book written in another language –
the Arabic script below spells out “Cub Scout”
All kinds of great ideas, tips for reading books, various size bookplates to
download, book reviews – under Fun Stuff, there are some great jokes, and
competitions kids can enter
www.trelease-on-reading.com/ Home page of Jim Trelease, who has traveled to all 50 states since
writing his Read Aloud Handbook – lists of great books for all occasions,
various read aloud sections and a GREAT idea on making bookshelves out of
Kind of scholarly, but great pictures of books from the earliest times and the
various equipment used to create books; go to scribes to see a Viking stylus,
Dead Sea Scroll images
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