University of Colorado Museum of Natural History

The BioLounge and Discovery Corner will be closed from August 11-15 for an upgrade to the gallery lighting. Thank you for your patience.

Exhibit: The Ozone Gardens

Our newest installation is an exhibit and a living garden, located on the museum grounds at the southeast corner of the building. The Ozone Garden  is meant to raise awareness of the ozone pollution problem by educating the public about the impacts of air pollution on living systems. The garden will use "bioindicator" plants capable of detecting the presence of ozone air pollution through the development of distinctive leaf symptoms as a visible indicator of ozone pollution.

Program: Summer Museum Workshops for Children

 We are excited about our summer workshops for 2014! We will be meeting every Friday morning from June 6 - August 8 (except July 4).

Registration is now open for our 2014 Summer Workshops for Children! This summer our workshops will focus on Art and Science. The museum will be hosting an exhibition of works by the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators.  This rich resource of scientifically informed observation, combined with technical and aesthetic skills, will be our jumping off point for fun and informative explorations of our natural world.

Project: CondorWatch

CondorWatch is a new citizen science program which hopes to improve understanding of the California condor and reduce some of the dangers to its existence. The project asks volunteers to look at photographs of condors, identify the tag number of each condor, and describe behaviors that are easily observed to give researchers a peek into the social networks of these iconic birds. 

 

 

 

Exhibit: DNA to Diversity

This new exhibit aims to educate the public about the emerging science of evolutionary developmental biology, commonly shortened to “evo devo”. Dan Medeiros, Ph.D., a researcher who focuses on evo devo here at the University of Colorado, explains “Evo Devo tries to understand a fundamental question – how does evolution create new things? How do this force of nature, shaping life on the planet, work at fundamental levels?”

Project: Notes from Nature

Take Notes From NatureNotes from Nature is a transcription project allowing people just like you to sit down (or stand up) right now and start digitizing collections from more than 200 institutions. Until now many of these collections have only been accessible in person.

 

If you have questions, please contact the Front Desk: 303-492-6892 or cumuseum@colorado.edu


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