As we close out our Founders Week celebration, we want to invite you on a virtual nature walk through The Grove. Robert Kennicott, a 19th century naturalist and one of our first museum curators and directors, grew up at The Grove in Glenview, Illinois. It has since been named a National Historic Landmark that is open to the public. Click the thumbnail above to walk its beautiful trails and listen to some inspiring nature-related quotes penned by Kennicott himself.
We hope everyone had a safe Martin Luther King Jr. Day. As you’re taking time today to reflect, consider watching our presentation of Tainted Knowledge: Reconciling the Scientific Field’s Problematic Past. Last week, our panel unpacked the problematic past of some of science’s greatest achievements and shared how they and their colleagues are working to bring inclusivity, diversity, and equity to the scientific field. Click here to watch this important discussion.
We’ve spent a lot of time over the last week talking about the importance of our collections…but how do we care for them? Click here to learn how we protect our historic collections from our senior director of collections, Dawn.
Want to learn more about how collections can be impacted by pests, and how we work to keep them safe? Click here to check out a blog post addressing some of these common collections pests.
Get ready for season three of Curious By Nature! We’re officially kicking off the new season this Thursday with new topics, new activities, and more. Keep an eye on your inbox and subscribe to our YouTube channel so you never miss an episode.