August 20, 2018. In 2016, the LSU Museum of Natural Science was awarded a grant from the LSU Student Sustainability Fund to mount iPads near all nine of our habitat dioramas to add a modern element and make them more interactive and educational. We are excited to announce that the project is now complete. With the iPads, you can now learn more about the 150+ animals and plants featured in our dioramas with a touch of the finger (see example below). This is a permanent addition to the LSUMNS so stop by and check it out!
August 20, 2018. The Museum Seminar Series is a weekly research talk at the LSU Museum of Natural Science given by invited speakers and LSU personnel that revolves around topics of natural history, ecology, or evolutionary biology. Seminars are open to the public and take place on Fridays at 3:30pm in the museum exhibits area.
August 13, 2018. “Night at the Museum” is a FREE public event and everyone is welcome to attend. Each “night” we will focus on a specific LSUMNS research collection (i.e. birds, mammals, fish, etc). Scientists working with that collection will give short engaging talks about their research and then take guests on a behind the scenes tour* of their focus collection. You will also have the opportunity to view specimens up close and meet graduate & undergraduate students working at the museum.
August 6, 2018. “Special Saturdays” at the LSU Museum of Natural Science is a STEM program that focuses on introducing children and their parents to the world of natural science. One Saturday a month we focus on a specific topic and invite experts from within the LSU research community to give short engaging talks accompanied by hands-on activities. All programs are FREE and are especially appropriate for children ages 5-12. Sessions are held in the exhibit area of the LSU Museum of Natural Science (Foster Hall) from 10:00am-12:00pm.
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April 17, 2018. We are glad to report that there are currently 13 graduate students at the Louisiana State University Museum of Natural Science working hard to continue this institution’s legacy of ornithological excellence. This legacy is due to the effort and skill of numerous ornithologists, but this year we are especially honoring Ted Parker on the 25th anniversary of his passing. When Ted died in a plane crash during a biological survey in Ecuador, we lost an inspiring individual for all of us graduate students. None of us met him personally, but we regularly get to hear stories from the older vanguard at LSU of his tremendous ornithological field skills. For his many contributions to the study of Neotropical birds, Ted will be inducted into the LSU College of Science’s Hall of Distinction on April 20th.
January 12, 2018. Crude Life is an interdisciplinary art, science and outreach project focused on gathering data on endemic fishes affected by the 2010 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill. This portable artscience museum of Gulf of Mexico regional biodiversity seeks to raise public awareness of local species, ecosystems, and regional environmental challenges through temporary "pop-up" exhibitions along community "citizen science" surveys of Gulf species.
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