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Behind-the-scenes at the EcoTarium: important issues, initiatives and projects that are connected to our mission to inspire a passion for science and nature.

Featuring monthly posts crafted by museum staff from across our diverse institution.


What’s In the EcoTarium’s Cellar?


Nobody knows what’s in the EcoTarium’s cellar.  Seriously, not even me, and I’m our Collections Management Specialist.  Only about 1% of our collection is on display, which is perfectly usual for a museum.  However, we’ve only catalogued about 25% of what we have- the rest is a mystery. Sorting this out is my job. Our…

Everyone’s at the Education Table


Teachers and school districts are being charged and challenged to shift the way science has typically been presented in a classroom. We as a museum, have to be cognizant of these processes so we can ensure that our programs are modeling the best practices in education. After all, we are a partner in this work.…

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