Where better to get natural-science story ideas than the Canadian Museum of Nature?
The museum is Canada's national natural history museum, with roots dating back more than 150 years. With numerous specialists on staff, the museum is renowned in the scientific community for exciting, break-through research. Many of the treasures in our more than 10-million-specimen collection are one-of-a-kind.
From the cleaning and mounting of a blue whale skeleton, to the discovery of a new genus of fossil carnivore, we have many exciting stories to tell.
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- Arctic Science Summit Week 2014, Helsinki, Finland
Natural-history museums can contribute significantly to knowledge and debates relating to the Arctic, says Meg Beckel, President and CEO of the Canadian Museum of Nature. In the future, she would like to see natural-history museums play a greater role in international scientific meetings like the one she just participated in.
- A Rare, 19th-Century Manuscript Chronicles the Quest of an Amateur Naturalist
As a great lover of books, our colleague Ted Sypniewski helps us discover a rare manuscript in our collection. "When I turn the delicate pages and admire the wonderful drawings, I like having a bit of the soul of this man in my hands", says Ted.