Worcester, Mass. – September 2, 2020 The EcoTarium was a recent recipient of a “GSK Science in the Summer” grant in partnership with the Franklin Institute in Pennsylvania. As part of the “Be a Chemist!” program, the grant will fund the distribution of 400 STEM-based kits to local youth via the Worcester Together initiative, established…

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Contact: Rachel Stoff Director of Marketing and Communications rstoff@ecotarium.org 617-960-6186 Worcester, Mass. – August 17, 2020 With the immediate and long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the EcoTarium museum of science and nature will offer two days of free admission to first responders, teachers, military and veteran personnel, essential workers and their families, as well…

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Emily Gowdey-Backus Media and Public Relations Consultant emily.gowdeybackus@gmail.com  860-573-4366 Aug. 7, 2020 WORCESTER (Mass.) – Facing serious financial effects of the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, the EcoTarium will close September 4 for the fall and winter, resulting in a loss of 24 staff positions. The staff changes are being made at all levels and will be…

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WORCESTER (Mass.) – The EcoTarium, an icon in the Worcester community for nearly 200 years, will make significant changes later this year due to the unprecedented COVID pandemic. With attendance down nearly 90 percent, the Board of Trustees met Thursday night to explore ways to secure the future of the renowned science museum. While details…

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As the new coordinator of the Naturalist Program, my goal is to cultivate a space for students to feel they belong, both within the program and also in science overall. With 21st Century technology and the brain elasticity of teens—getting involved with citizen science has never been easier. However, no one could have predicted the…

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Tomatoes need support. Zucchinis are sun-hungry plants and will take over your garden if left unchecked. Turnips should be kept in the ground until after the first frost for a sweeter taste. These are just a few of the numerous tips my mom has passed down to me over the years gardening together. She taught…

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Worcester, Mass. – March 9, 2020 The EcoTarium museum of science and nature will introduce Amusement Park Science, the year’s second temporary exhibit on Saturday, March 14 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. with a day-long event of programs and activities featuring the physics behind popular amusement park rides like the Ferris wheel, tilt-a-whirl, roller coasters and bumper…

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I recently graduated from the Veterinary Technology program at Mount Wachusett Community College, following my time as a volunteer in the wildlife department here at the museum. In my Veterinary Technology program, I was able to learn about the physiology of many different species of animals. However, the majority was focused on animals that people…

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Worcester, Mass. – January 13, 2020 Climate change impacts everyone. Every person, animal, organism and region. On Saturday, January 11, 2020, the EcoTarium museum of science and nature will present a new exhibit Community Curators: Local is the New Global that features rarely seen items from their natural history collection with a connection to the impact of…

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