Notícias do Museu of the Earth – Darwin Days 2011

Programação abrangente e o Darwin Days 2011 são destaques do Museum of the Earth para atrair visitantes.

Darwin Days 2011
Sunday, February 6 – Sunday, February 13
We would like to invite you to celebrate Charles Darwin’s Birthday (February 12) during our weeklong celebration of his work and his ideas. This year’s theme is Darwin & Domestication.

Schedule of Events:

Sunday, February 6
Talk and Wine Tasting
4 – 6 p.m. at the Museum of the Earth
“Ancient Vines to Modern Wines: The Story of Grape Domestication” by Dr. Chris Owens, Grape Genetics Researcher at Cornell University. Tasting features wines from the Finger Lakes region.

Monday, February 7
Panel Discussion
5 p.m. at Cornell’s Goldwin Smith Hall, Room 142
“Co-Evolution of Crops, Pests and Pollinators”

Monday, February 7
Seminar
7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology
“Darwin, Birds, and Public Misperceptions of Evolution” by Dr. Mike Webster, Director of the Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

February 7-28
Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Galapagos finches on display

Tuesday, February 8
Panel Discussion
5 p.m. at Cornell’s Goldwin Smith Hall, Room 142
“Crop Domestication”

Wednesday, February 9
Panel Discussion
5 p.m. at Cornell’s Goldwin Smith Hall, Room G64 – Kaufman Auditorium
“Domestication of Barnyard Animals and Beyond”

Thursday, February 10
Keynote Lecture
5 p.m. at  Cornell’s Goldwin Smith Hall, Room G76 – Lewis Auditorium
“Fossil Horses–Icons of Evolution” with Dr. Bruce J. MacFadden, Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology, Florida Museum of Natural History.

Friday, February 11
Birthday Reception and Talk
6 – 8 p.m. at the Museum of the Earth
Help us celebrate with a lively birthday gathering and enjoy a glass of “Cecil Chardonnay” from Atwater Estate Vineyards! 10% of wine sales go to support the Museum. At 6:30 p.m. join Dr. Howard Evans, Professor Emeritus of Anatomy, Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine, for an informative discussion on the domestication of dogs.

Saturday, February 12
Family Day
11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Museum of the Earth
Visit with dogs from the SPCA and Golden Retriever Rescue, make a “superdog” puppet out of your choice of mini-adaptations, and check out a great collection of dog and other carnivore skulls you can touch! Receive $1.00 off admission if you bring in a can of dog food to donate to the SPCA. Program included with price of admission. At noon, join Emily Baker, CNC’s Manager of Animal Collections, for a fun talk about the domestication of dogs.

Sunday, February 13
Darwin Days at the Cornell Lab
11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Lab of Ornithology

Sunday, February 13
Meet the Artists
4 – 6 p.m. at the Kitchen Theatre
Watch a short segment of Peter Sinn Natchtrieb’s “Boom”, a science infused comedy. Then join us for a discussion with the cast, crew, Kitchen Theatre’s Artistic Director Rachel Lampert, and Museum of the Earth’s Director, Dr. Warren D. Allmon.

Winter Recess 2011
Monday, February 21 – Sunday, February 27
Ithaca’s Winter Recess celebrates public school teachers and school employees with activities and discounts throughout the community. This week, teachers with a VIT pass and their guests with a Teacher’s Pet Pass get into the Museum for half price. At 11 a.m. from Monday to Friday we’ll be doing a fun science activity exploring our temporary exhibit. Visit our website for more details. For more information on Ithaca’s Winter Recess and to see what other events are happening in the area, visit www.ithacalovesteachers.com.

Winter Free Days

Winter Free Days
The Museum of the Earth will be offering three days of free admission this winter. Free days are part of our Community Accessibility Program (CAP). The CAP was developed to ensure that those of limited resources and those with special needs have access to Museum exhibits and programming. Free Days: Sunday, February 20 & Sunday, March 20

Up Next:

Winter Camp
Winter Camp
February 21-25, 2011

Explore all the wonders of winter with CNC and MOTE. Winter camp will take place in CNC’s beautiful cozy lodge. In this fun-filled week, campers will have the opportunity to go sledding, snowshoeing, maple sugaring, build snow shelters, learn about the CNC’s live animals, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate by the fireplace, and maybe even track dinosaurs through the snow! Cost – $200 for the week (discounts available to members). To register contact CNC at (607) 273-6260 or camp@cayuganaturecenter.org.


A Night at the Museum of the Earth
Friday, April 8 – Saturday, April 9
Have you ever wondered what happens at Museum of the Earth when the lights go out at night? Come join us for a slumber party full of fun and educational activities. The night includes a flashlight tour through the Museum, a scavenger hunt for a chance to get up close and personal with our specimens, and more before you snuggle in for the night under our Right Whale skeleton! We will provide bedtime snacks and breakfast in the morning. You provide a sleeping bag and a sense of adventure!

On January 24, 2011, the Board of Trustees of PRI and CNC, voted unanimously to formally move forward on a plan towards PRI’s eventual legal merger with the CNC.

The two organizations have been working together for over a decade on collaborative programs, more recently on our extremely successful joint summer camp. The merger is designed to expand these kinds of partnerships, capitalize on the unique strengths of each organization, and reach a greater number of children and families.

Stay tuned for details as we move forward with this exciting project.


Now on Exhibit

Science on the Half Shell Logo
Science on the Half Shell:
How and Why We Study Evolution

Sept. 24, 2010 – Feb. 28, 2011

Did you know that there are over 20,000 different species of bivalves – clams, scallops, oysters, mussels, and more – living today? In this exhibit, you’ll learn about bivalves, from the tiniest to the largest, through touchable models, real specimens, and hands-on activities. We’ll also explore how scientists are using this varied group of organisms to study evolution and how they are unraveling the Bivalve Tree of Life, part of Earth’s vast evolutionary tree.

This exhibit made possible with support from the National Science Foundation, M&T Bank, and Maxie’s Supper Club.


Sweet Deal
Science on the Half Shell

Maxie’s is proud to help sponsor Science on the Half Shell at the Museum of the Earth.

While the exhibit is up, get a coupon at Maxie’s for a $1 discount admission to Museum.

When visiting the Museum get a coupon for a free dessert at Maxie’s – Sweet Deal!


Also on Exhibit

Enduring Shells: Bivalves and Other Mollusks

These drawings were rendered in sanguine on hand-prepared papers coated with calcium carbonate and tint, in tradition with studies made by Renaissance artists.  The artist, Marla Coppolino of Groton, NY, spent nearly 4 years living in Italy to study materials and techniques of the Old Masters.


Please note that the Museum will be open on Tuesday, February 22 and Wednesday, February 23 for Winter Recess.

Hours (Winter Season: Labor Day to Memorial Day)
Monday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday:
Closed
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Visit us on the web at www.museumoftheearth.org

For more information please visit or call 607.273.6623 ext. 33


Friday, February 4
11:30 a.m.

Public Museum Tour

Saturday, February 5
11 a.m.

Public Museum Tour

Saturday, February 6 –
Sunday February 13

Darwin Days 2011

Monday, February 7
11:30 a.m.

Public Museum Tour

Friday, February 11
11:30 a.m.

Public Museum Tour

Saturday, February 12
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Fossil ID Day

Saturday, February 12
11 a.m.
Public Museum Tour

Monday, February 14
11:30 a.m.

Public Museum Tour

Friday, February 18
11:30 a.m.

Public Museum Tour

Saturday, February 19
11 a.m.
Public Museum Tour

Sunday, February 20
Winter Free Day

Monday, February 21
11:30 a.m.

Public Museum Tour

Monday, February 21
Winter Recess
11 a.m. Science Program
1 p.m. Journey Through Time Tour

Tuesday, February 22
Winter Recess
11 a.m. Science Program
1 p.m. Science on the Half Shell Exhibit Tour

Wednesday, February 23
Winter Recess
11 a.m. Science Program
1 p.m. Journey Through Time Tour

Thursday, February 24
Winter Recess
11 a.m. Science Program
1 p.m. Science on the Half Shell Exhibit Tour

Friday, February 25
Winter Recess
11 a.m. Science Program
1 p.m. Journey Through Time Tour

Saturday, February 26
11 a.m.
Public Museum Tour

Sunday, February 27
Noon to 1:30 p.m.

Mineral ID Day

Monday, February 28
1
1:30 a.m.
Public Museum Tour

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