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.
A new species of weevil found near Austin, Texas by museum entomologist Dr. Robert Anderson has been named Lymantes fowleri after Kevin Fowler, a country musician based in the area.
Whether they gross you out or spark your imagination, insects have always had a unique place in the human psyche. But there’s one purpose that isn’t typically associated with bugs: food.
The Canadian Museum of Nature welcomes the Prime Minister’s release of the Joint Statement on Climate, Energy and Arctic Leadership, issued March 10, 2016.
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.
Hunting for fossils, diving for mussels, tracking the lynx and scouting for rare species are some of the research adventures awaiting Canadian Museum of Nature scientists this summer. Read more about their upcoming fieldwork in different areas of the country.
The Canadian Museum of Nature (CMN) has been putting a cornucopia of natural treasures on the road for four decades.