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We are CLOSED this week (5/22 and 5/24) due to continued power outage. We will post an update when we know more for the weekend. Please check back!
The Joseph Moore Museum inspires learners of all ages to connect with and appreciate nature, including the ancient world and its peoples, using a scientific lens.
The museum employs Earlham students to learn about museum education through work as tour guides, curators, animal caretakers, and exhibit specialists.
Thousands of school children from Wayne County along with hundreds of families and visitors experience the Joseph Moore Museum collections through tours, planetarium showings, programs, and casual visits, all at no cost, each year.
Scientists from near and far study specimens from the museum's extensive collections of birds, reptiles, insects, mammals, and various anthropological artifacts. The museum encourages the scientific community to utilize its collections for research.
Congratulations to members of the Joseph Moore Museum staff and museum class participants Hannah Blue Rose, Casey McCabe, Bailey Heinzen, Keith Runyan, and John Edoussaint on the acceptance of their grant proposal! These students received a significant grant from the Earlham College Center for Environmental Action to help fund the renovation of our insect exhibit. Their work on the project, entitled "The Interdependence of Humans and Insects" will be unveiled at our annual Open House on April 6. Thanks to the CEA for their support!
John Iverson, Emeritus Director of the museum, also received a grant this week from the National Science Foundation. He has continued student-faculty research funding for a long-running (since 1981) experiment with colleagues at Iowa State University about the effects of temperature on sex determination in painted turtles. Congratulations, John!
Lizard Diets for Spring
Student staff member Julie Tamanini took over lizard care in the fall, and with the help of Carol Stocksdale and Earlham's cafeteria, has made some radical changes to their diets. Check out the blog post to hear how she revamped our lizards' diets with some creative thinking.
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Preschool Story TimePreschool Story Time is the second Tuesday of every month at 10am in the museum. Not only great stories, but also hands-on activities! Next date is June 11.
Bedtime StoriesJoin us at 7pm on the last Thursday of every month to read together before bed. Pajamas are encouraged and stuffed animals are welcome. Next date is May 30.