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Speaker: Laurie Giarratani, Director of Education, Carnegie Museum of Natural History Anthropocene problem-solving presents an urgent need for creative, community-minded, multidisciplinary thinkers and doers. Addressing concerns like climate change, habitat alteration, and biodiversity loss requires understanding of nature, science and technology, and the ability to examine how these systems are interconnected. With funding from the Spencer Foundation, a team of CMNH scientists, Learning Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh, and community partners have been working together to find new ways…Find out more »
Learn about the field of archaeology at Carnegie Museum of Natural History! Participate in a mock dig and help prepare an archaeological exhibit for display. Learn about the traditional dwellings, clothing, and crafts of the Iroquois in the Alcoa Foundation Hall of American Indians.
Merit Badge pre-requisites: Archaeology 4 and 5
Merit Badge requirements met during workshop: Archaeology 1-3, 6, 7a, 8b, 9a, 10, 11
Registration fee includes same-day admission to Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History. Required adult chaperones may register at no charge: one BSA registered adult per five scouts for groups or one BSA registered adult per independent scout. Chaperone requirements ensure that all workshop activities maintain two-deep leadership.
Fees and Registration: $20
Final Day to Register: October 16, 2019
Speaker: Eric Dorfman, Director, Carnegie Museum of Natural History STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) is an exciting update on traditional teaching methods that fosters innovation through cross-pollinating the minds of scientists with those of artists. For museums, which engage in both formal and informal learning, STEAM offers a compelling model for future development. This event will explore opportunities for STEAM across the Carnegie and cover some exciting recent and upcoming initiatives that integrate both the arts and sciences.…Find out more »
Speaker: Luke DeGroote, Avian Research Coordinator, Powdermill Nature Preserve, Carnegie Museum of Natural History Studies of natural history are increasingly rare, yet they underpin the questions that are asked, the validity of tests performed, and the efforts to conserve biodiversity in a rapidly changing world. How these time-honored techniques are mixed with new technology to build research and education programs for the 21st Century at Powdermill’s Avian Research Center will be presented.Find out more »