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Expanding our capacity to meet Arctic environmental challenges and inspire future Arctic scientists.
Species Discovery & Change
Linking our core strengths to advance and enhance the impact and reach of what we do. More.
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Museums experts share their knowledge of Arctic biodiversity—plants, animals and even fossils.
Collections-Based Research to Understand the Natural World
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- House Guests at the Castle
Our museum became the seat of Canada's government after fire destroyed the Parliament Buildings in 1916. The House of Commons and Senate stayed for four years.
- Food for Thought: Fish Fossils and Evolution of the Human Brain
Scott Rufolo writes from Kenya about the importance of tiny fossils in understanding the environment in which our earliest human ancestors lived.
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Lichen expert Dr. Irwin Brodo has created a landmark reference to identify more than 2,000 lichens found in North America.
A year of Arctic Exploration, Species Discovery, Nature Inspiration, specimen acquisition, public engagement and more in 2015.
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