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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 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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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 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…

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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 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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