Amateur Science That is Anything But Amateur

June 26, 2020

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.…

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Evolution of a Science Museum in a Global Pandemic

May 15, 2020

At the end of February, I was 1800 miles away in the state of Texas. My husband and I had to close down a bank account that was still open…

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A Garden with a Growing Mission

March 23, 2020

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…

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From Volunteer to Intern to Staff

February 12, 2020

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…

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What’s In the EcoTarium’s Cellar?

January 3, 2020

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…

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Everyone’s at the Education Table

December 9, 2019

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…

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