With ongoing research, new exhibitions and dynamic programming, there is always a lot happening at the Canadian Museum of Nature.
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For years, Canada’s first dinosaur fossils remained in the collections of the Canadian Museum of Nature, overlooked by scientists. Now, more than 120 years after being discovered, a Carleton University student has begun the painstaking work of cataloguing them.
Whether on the front lines or behind the scenes, people have been participating in the Canadian Museum of Nature’s volunteer program for nearly 40 years. In 2015-2016 alone, volunteers amassed over 13,000 hours of work.
With the application process underway for the 2016 awards, the museum caught up with last year’s winners to hear how the award impacted the work they do in connecting people with nature.
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The Museum's Blog
- Bioblitz: Nature Nuts Combine Forces
On your marks! Get set! Go collect!
- All Fired Up!
Administrative Assistant Lory Beaudoin has discovered an unexpected aspect of her job: accompanying museum scientists to the firing range!
- Museum Metabolism
Like animals and plants, museums have a "metabolism". Do you know how it functions?
- Summertime Fieldwork in Canada’s Accessible Arctic
To collect Arctic plants—that's the mission of the museum botanists who are heading north to explore the area around Arviat, on Hudson Bay, Nunavut.
- Mammoth, Mammoth, Tusked and Hairy, How Does Your Garden Grow?
An Ice Age habitat, the Mammoth Steppe, is part of our new Landscape of Canada Gardens. Palaeontologist Scott Rufolo explains.