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Scientists and students team up to keep eye on the environment

A summer program in the Canadian Museum of Nature’s “backyard” is training students in the rigours of fieldwork, and teaching responsible environmental stewardship in the process. 

Recent donation expands museum’s Nature Art collection

A donation by Ottawa art collector Ron Gould has expanded the museum’s Nature Art collection, with the addition of 17 prints by artist Sue Coleman.

Specialized expertise helps create the new Canada Goose Arctic Gallery

A lot has gone into the creation of the Canada Goose Arctic Gallery. Some of this expertise is highly specialized. Meet mannequin specialist Dawn Carlisle, and mountmaker Ken Easton. 

Q&A: The excitement and challenges of science on Canada C3

The expedition began June 1 and the museum is sharing its scientific expertise along the way. To learn more, we sat down with the museum’s Director of Research and Collections Dr. Mark Graham, who is also the expedition’s Chief Scientist. 

Ocean Garbage becomes Art with a Message

Visitors will have something surprising to admire this summer: trash! Two artists from Tofino, B.C. have constructed a sculpture made entirely of marine debris in the museum’s Water Gallery.

Hunting beetles in Central America: a talk in Vancouver by museum entomologist Bob Anderson

Dr. Bob Anderson brings his skills as a scientific raconteur to Vancouver’s Beaty Biodiversity Museum on February 16 with a public presentation about his fieldwork.

Protecting Our Arctic Biodiversity

The Canadian Museum of Nature welcomes the continued focus on the Arctic noted in the release of the Joint Statement on Arctic Leadership, issued December 20, 2016. 

14.6 million and counting!

A recent recount of all of our specimens arrived at a pretty impressive number. Find out more. 

 

The story of the flying machine in our Queens’ Lantern

Learn the story behind the ultralight aircraft hanging in the Museum.

Carleton University student catalogues Canada’s first dinosaur bones

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.