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Covid-19 - Carnegie Museum Of Natural History

Jan 19, 2022 · The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented health emergency, and we’re committed to following the guidelines and recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization, and state and regional health officials. During this unprecedented closure and after re-opening, the four Carnegie Museums are staying

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Wolfsbane - Carnegie Museum of Natural History

(52 years ago) This group of plants have a rich cultural history, from traditions and religions to myths and works of fiction. It was mentioned in the 1931 horror movie Dracula, with wolf’s bane being used to protect from vampires. Folklore has long associated this plant as keeping vampires away. In the Harry Potter wizarding world, wolf’s bane potion was ...

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(52 years ago) Carnegie Museum of Natural History. 4400 Forbes Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15213. (412) 622-3131.

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Paradise Found: The Real-Life Residents of Shangri-La ...

(52 years ago) Jan 12, 2022 · The focal point of the story is a serene paradise called Shangri-La, a fabled land hidden amongst the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas that is blissfully free of sickness, poverty, conflict, or struggle. The tantalizing tale of a mystical utopia with no shortage of security, beauty, peace, and excited weary readers and piqued their imaginations.

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We Talk to the Trees - Carnegie Museum of Natural History

(52 years ago) We Talk to the Trees. We go out to the old growth in the forest with the canopy where the bears sleep and the deer sleep to collect the spruce roots. It feels like you get one real big hug from the trees. The people who call us tree huggers, they’re right. We …

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Don't Hang Up On Gorillas - Carnegie Museum of Natural History

(52 years ago) Don’t Hang Up On Gorillas. by Jo Tauber. As you pass under the acacia tree in the Hall of African Wildlife, keeping wary of the leopard perched in the branches, you may find yourself mesmerized by the soulful eyes and powerful yet peaceful presence of George, the western lowland gorilla. George was a resident of the Pittsburgh Zoo until his ...

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Monster Fish - Carnegie Museum of Natural History

(52 years ago) The National Geographic Society returns to Carnegie Museum of Natural History with Monster Fish: In Search of the Last River Giants. Enormous in size but rapidly dwindling in number, these ancient fish play critical roles in their freshwater habitats. Dr.

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The Yule Goat - Carnegie Museum of Natural History

(52 years ago) Every year, cities and towns throughout Sweden build large statues of Yule goats (called Julbock in Swedish).The most famous one is the goat in Gävle. The goat is built on the first day of Advent in late November or early December and intended to stand for the holiday season as a part of Yule celebrations.

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Anthropology & Archaeology - Carnegie Museum of …

(52 years ago) Jan 17, 2022 · The Section of Anthropology and Archaeology at Carnegie Museum of Natural History contains major research collections of over 100,000 ethnological and historical specimens and over 1.5 million archaeological artifacts. The impressive collection of the Section of Anthropology is worldwide in scope, but also contains special collections of ...

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Explore the Museum - Carnegie Museum of Natural History

(52 years ago) Experts. Carnegie Museum of Natural History employs scientists and curators who conduct active research and make waves in the scientific community. Get to know our experts!

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Powdermill Nature Reserve - Carnegie Museum of Natural History

(52 years ago) Powdermill Nature Reserve was established by Carnegie Museum of Natural History in 1956 to serve as a field station for research on natural populations. General and Mrs. Richard K. Mellon and Dr. and Mrs. Alan M. Scaife presented 1,160 acres of land located about 3 miles south of Rector, Pennsylvania, for the use of Carnegie Museum of Natural ...

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Hillman Hall of Minerals and Gems - Carnegie Museum of ...

(52 years ago) Hillman Hall of Minerals and Gems invites you to appreciate the wild variety and beauty of minerals and gems. This exhibition artfully displays more than 1,300 specimens from all over the world that come in a large range of striking colors, fascinating forms, and dramatic shapes.

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“Mush-room” for Exploration - Carnegie Museum of Natural ...

(52 years ago) Only some fungi deploy the charismatic spore-bearing structures we casually call mushrooms when certain environmental conditions are met.

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History of Teddy Bears - Carnegie Museum of Natural History

(52 years ago) In the fall of 1902, Teddy Roosevelt accepted a hunting invitation from Mississippi governor, Andrew Longino. Their guide was a man named Holt Collier, who knew the land well. Collier was determined to help an eager Roosevelt find a black bear. On the second day of their excursion, Collier came across one.

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Tlingit People of the Northwest Coast - Carnegie Museum of ...

(52 years ago) The Tlingits are the northernmost nation of the Northwest Coast peoples, who range from southern Alaska to the coast of Oregon. These coastal groups created luxurious societies founded upon the abundant resources of the forest and the sea. To this day, the livelihood of the Tlingit people continues to be linked to the bounty of the natural world.

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Spring Homeschool Classes - Carnegie Museum of Natural History

(52 years ago) Homeschool classes are back this winter for children ages 5-13. Spring Homeschool Classes listed below meet at the museum on the following Mondays from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. March 28, 2022 April 4, 2022 April 11, 2022 April 18, 2022 April 25, 2022 Last day to register for classes is March 21, 2022. Learn more […]

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Virtual Field Trips & Activities - Carnegie Museum of ...

(52 years ago) Virtual Programs must be booked four weeks in advance. This allows us to coordinate with you regarding the unique digital needs of your group. Have a preferred date for your program and back up date. Have the number of children and adults attending your program. Pricing is …

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2021 Rector Christmas Bird Count Results - Carnegie Museum ...

(52 years ago) Jan 06, 2022 · 2021 Rector Christmas Bird Count Numbers and Highlights. The 2021 count started at 4:30 a.m. with several birders searching for owls. Despite the drizzle, the owlers counted three Great Horned Owls, three Barred Owls, a surprise Northern Saw-whet Owl that was spotted in headlights as it flew across the road, and an incredible 17 Eastern Screech ...

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Understanding Fossil Fuels through Carnegie Museums ...

(52 years ago) May 05, 2021 · Coal, oil, and natural gas (methane), known collectively as fossil fuels, are sources of energy derived from the remains of ancient life forms that usually are found preserved in coal rock, black shale, and sandstone. Figure 1. Coal is a rock. The coalification process starts from a thick accumulation of plant material in reducing environments ...

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Partners with Nature - Carnegie Museum of Natural History

(52 years ago) Partners with Nature. To the coastal Tlingit people, home is the narrow mainland coast, islands, bays and fjords of southeast Alaska. The people reside where the land meets the sea, building their villages on narrow rock beaches wedged between the tidewater and the dense forests rising into lofty mountains, an area of human occupation for the ...

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Dinosaurs in Their Time - Carnegie Museum of Natural History

(52 years ago) Dinosaurs in Their Time. Plan an expedition to Dinosaurs in their Time —Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s core exhibition featuring real dinosaur fossils. This exhibition is home to dozens of original fossils from throughout the Mesozoic Era displayed in scientifically accurate reconstructions of their ancient habitats.

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Celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day - Carnegie Museum of ...

(52 years ago) Celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day. by Amy L. Covell-Murthy. Indigenous Peoples’ Day is observed in the City of Pittsburgh alongside Columbus Day and I would like to suggest some ways to observe the holiday for those who do not claim Indigenous heritage. In a state with no habitable federally recognized Indigenous land, Native people are ...

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Carnegie Museum of Natural History - Page 2 of 238

(52 years ago) Carnegie Museum of Natural History. 4400 Forbes Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15213. (412) 622-3131.

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Centipede or Millipede? What’s the Difference? - Carnegie ...

(52 years ago) Millipedes feast on decomposing plants. If looking from the side, centipedes have a flatter body while millipedes are more rounded. They respond to threats in different ways. A millipede will coil up and release a smelly secretion. Centipedes can bite (which is typically harmless to humans) and run away quickly.

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A Damming History - Carnegie Museum of Natural History

(52 years ago) Apr 22, 2021 · Kinzua Dam, on the Allegheny River in Pennsylvania, was a flashpoint in history for the Seneca Nation of Indians. Completed in 1965, the dam was originally proposed to help mitigate flooding in Pittsburgh, almost 200 miles downriver, but the 27-mile reservoir that formed behind Kinzua Dam inundated vast tracts of the Seneca Indians’ ancestral ...

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New Mineral Named For Carnegie Museum of Natural History ...

(52 years ago) Dec 07, 2021 · Dr. Travis Olds, Assistant Curator of Minerals at Carnegie Museum of Natural History. The research team that discovered and described Oldsite includes Dr. Jakub Plášil from the Czech Republic’s Institute of Physics ASCR, Dr. Anthony R. Kampf of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Dr. Chi Ma of California Institute of Technology, and German …

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PA Mammals - Carnegie Museum of Natural History

(52 years ago) Sep 17, 2017 · Virginia Opossum ( Didelphis virginiana) North America’s only marsupial (female has a pouch) mammal. One of the shortest lived mammals for its size, typically 2 to 4 years. Killed by many predators: humans (and cars), dogs, cats, owls, and …

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The Giant Eurypterid Trackway: A Great Fossil Discovery on ...

(52 years ago) Figure 2. Illustration by Kay Hughes. Last month, the cover of Pennsylvania Geology (Fig. 2) helped address both deficiencies. The magazine bears a colorful illustration by Kay Hughes of a 315 million-year-old scene: a large six-legged arthropod emerging from the water and dragging its tail onto a sand bar among fallen Lepidodendron logs. The intruder is a Giant Eurypterid, a …

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NEW FOSSIL SPECIES NAMED FOR CARNEGIE MUSEUM OF …

(52 years ago) Jan 11, 2022 · Shashajaia bermani fossil jaw, photograph (above) and interpretive drawing (below).. An international team of researchers announced a new fossil species of an early mammal relative named for paleontologist Dr. David S Berman, who served as curator of Vertebrate Paleontology at Carnegie Museum of Natural History (CMNH) for 44 years.

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Egypt and the Nile - Carnegie Museum of Natural History

(52 years ago) Map of Ancient Egypt ( www.shutterstock.com 211163719) The modern name of the Nile River comes from the Greek Nelios, but the Egyptians called it Iteru or “River.”. The Nile is the longest river in the world, measuring some 6,825 km. The Nile River System has three main branches – the White Nile, the Blue Nile, and the Atbara river.

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What Did Dinosaurs Sound Like? - Carnegie Museum of ...

(52 years ago) Jun 24, 2021 · Some other animals’ sounds that were used to make different dinosaurs’ vocalizations include: hawing donkeys, neighing horses, growling tortoises, whistling dolphins, howling howler monkeys, oinking pigs, barking fennec foxes, and chirping birds! Most of these sounds were edited and pitched up or down to fit their roles.

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The Story of Oil in Western Pennsylvania: What, How, and ...

(52 years ago) May 17, 2021 · Productive oil drilling required new techniques, and one of Drake’s most important innovations was the “drive pipe,” sections of cast iron pipe driven into the shaft to protect the drill bit from water and cave-ins. Through experimentation and innovation, on August 27, 1859, Drake struck oil when his drill reached a depth of 69.5 feet.

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John Rawlins - Carnegie Museum of Natural History

(52 years ago) John Rawlins is curator emeritus of the Section of Invertebrate Zoology at Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Rawlins received his PhD from Cornell University in 1982. He was a professor at the University of Texas in Austin for several years before coming to Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Rawlins’ primary research interests are the ...

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Sensory Friendly Hours - Carnegie Museum of Natural History

(52 years ago) Sensory Friendly Hours. During Sensory Friendly Hours, the museum will open its galleries at 8:30 a.m., 90 minutes before the museum opens to the general public. Families with members on the autism spectrum or who otherwise easily experience sensory overload are welcome to visit the museum for a quieter experience in a more controlled environment.

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Carnegie's Water Fountains - Carnegie Museum of Natural ...

(52 years ago) Dec 14, 2021 · In the 1907 Carnegie Institute Extension, a Beaux-Arts masterpiece designed by architects Alden and Harlow, water fountains are plumbed through either white Carrara Marble from Italy or yellow Hauteville fossil limestone of France. In the Museum of Art wing built in 1974, thirsty patrons are served by chrome water fountains (Fig. 3). Fig. 3.

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Transformations: Salmon, Bear, Raven, and Humans

(52 years ago) Transformations: Salmon, Bear, Raven, and Humans. The Native American attitude toward nonhuman species is reflected, in part, in the fact that various animal species are treated in origin stories as though they are human. Fish, other animals, and even celestial bodies such as stars are portrayed as living in societies with their own customs and ...

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Directors Team - Carnegie Museum of Natural History

(52 years ago) Gretchen Baker is the Daniel G. and Carole L. Kamin Director of Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Gretchen oversees strategic initiatives, operations, and research at the museum. Learn More About Gretchen.

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Recording phenology: tracking changing life cycles in a ...

(52 years ago) Join researchers Abby Yancy and Dr. Mason Heberling from the Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s Section of Botany to learn about their ongoing research on climate change’s impacts on the timing of plant flowering, or phenology, in our region. This interactive workshop invites community members to contribute to this research through Nature’s Notebook, an online […]

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Heirlooms: Connections with the Ancestors

(52 years ago) Heirlooms: Connections with the Ancestors. Crests, or emblems, of Tlingit families and clans represent creatures with whom an ancestor has interacted in the legendary past. Through purchase by the ancestor, often in exchange for his or her life, the descendants receive from the creature the right of ownership of the crest and the accompanying ...

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What’s a Nurdle? - Carnegie Museum of Natural History

(52 years ago) by Rachael Carlberg. Example of nurdles. Nurdle is a silly word for a product with not-so-silly effects. Nurdles are small pellets that are the first step in the process of making any plastic thing. Your plastic containers, bags, and bottles were all once nurdles. Every nurdle is created to be melted down and turned into a product used by humans.

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Carnegie Discoverers - Carnegie Museum of Natural History

(52 years ago) The members of the Carnegie Discoverers share a passion for discovery and adventure and are enthusiastic supporters of Carnegie Museum of Natural History. “Founded in 2006, the principal purpose of the Carnegie Discoverers is to assist and support Carnegie Museum of Natural History in promoting its scientific, educational, and cultural ...

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How Do Minerals Get Their Names? - Carnegie Museum of ...

(52 years ago) Jan 14, 2022 · Malachite. Azurite. Kyanite. With the advancement of science, some minerals have been named for their chemistry or their structure. For example, Cavansite is named for its chemistry ( ca lcium van adium si licate), and Pentagonite is named for its five-fold symmetry (a pentagon is five-sided). Cavansite. Pentagonite.

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Is Plastic Natural? - Carnegie Museum of Natural History

(52 years ago) It may seem unlikely that plastic, which looks and feels like it should have no connection to nature, has its beginnings in natural substances. But, like many other aspects of our lives, it is intertwined with and dependent on nature for its existence. As an intern in the Education department of Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Rachael ...

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Did Neanderthals Make Musical Instruments? - Carnegie ...

(52 years ago) The find was recognized as being a fragment of a flute-like musical instrument. Due to the age and location of the discovery, the manufacture of the flute was attributed to Homo neanderthalensis (the Neanderthals) rather than Homo sapiens! This discovery was extremely important in shaping our view of the Neanderthals, another species of hominid ...

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Super Science Saturday: Polar Party - Carnegie Museum of ...

(52 years ago) January 15, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Chill out and celebrate the coldest days of the year with your family at the museum! Follow a scavenger hunt of frosty clues to learn how plants and animals have adapted to survive in polar environments. Plus, try our rockhopper penguin rock course and chat with museum staff about polar bears and Dippy the dinosaur.

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Canada Goose - Carnegie Museum of Natural History

(52 years ago) September 1 was the first day of the resident Goose season which runs through September 25 th. Eighty years ago, Canada Geese almost never spent the summer in Pennsylvania. W.E. Clyde Todd, the first curator in the Section of Birds at the Carnegie Museum, kept meticulous records of the comings and goings of many birds in Western Pennsylvania.

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Travis Olds, Ph.D. - Carnegie Museum of Natural History

(52 years ago) Travis Olds is assistant curator of Minerals in the section of Minerals & Earth Sciences. Travis obtained his B.S. in chemistry from Michigan Technological University in 2012 and received his Ph.D from the University of Notre Dame in 2017, where he explored the mineralogy and crystallography of the radioactive elements uranium and neptunium.

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Collected on this Day in 1951: Bittersweet - Carnegie ...

(52 years ago) Jan 11, 2022 · This specimen of bittersweet (Solanum dulcamara) was collected by Bayard Long on January 11, 1951 in a “rubbish dump” on West Chester Pike, near Broomall, Pennsylvania (outside of Philadelphia). Bayard Long (1885-1969) was a Philadelphia-area botanist and an active member of the Philadelphia Botanical Club (founded in 1891 and still an active …

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How to Talk with an Extra-Terrestrial Alien? Practice with ...

(52 years ago) Dec 01, 2021 · If we humans actually made contact with extra-terrestrial alien intelligence, how would we communicate with them? Extra-terrestrial organisms, likely being completely separate instances of life, and potentially evolving under dramatically different temperatures and chemical environments (think cold moons of Jupiter or Saturn where the solvent of life could be liquid …

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