Show: Sharing Science at the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union

  Only a few decades ago, it would have seemed rather improbable that scientists and students would travel the length and breadth of the world to convene and discuss their work, and especially improbable that they would convene to do so in a meeting 28,000 strong. We live in exciting times. Our group working on … Read moreShow: Sharing Science at the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union

Deinotherium: Making Headway

Our Deinotherium giganteum (Kaup, 1829) specimen (one of our collection of Ward’s Casts, like Shelley the Glyptodon) is under restoration after its long disappearance into storage, starting at the closing of  the Wesleyan Natural History museum in Orange Judd Hall of Natural Sciences  in 1957. The original from which our cast was made was found in the  ‘Deinotherium … Read moreDeinotherium: Making Headway

Alcohol and Pickles, Anyone?

  Fossilisation is nature’s way of preserving traces of once living organisms, humans too have devised ways to intervene with decomposition and to preserve life in a more predictable and accessible manner. We are a species of control freaks. The business of science in the 1800s was to collect and classify all known life on the … Read moreAlcohol and Pickles, Anyone?

Public Seminar: Natural History Museums in a Changing World

The Joe Webb Peoples Museum of Natural History is thrilled to welcome the seminar presenter for the Summer Research in the Sciences programme at Wesleyan – Dr. Warren D. Allmon. Aligning with our current mission of resurrecting Wesleyan’s natural history collections, Dr. Allmon was instrumental in the rejuvenation of the Paleontological Research Institution’s (PRI) internationally-known … Read morePublic Seminar: Natural History Museums in a Changing World