The members of the Carnegie Discoverers share a passion for discovery and adventure and are enthusiastic supporters of Carnegie Museum of Natural History.
“Founded in 2006, the principal purpose of the Carnegie Discoverers is to assist and support Carnegie Museum of Natural History in promoting its scientific, educational, and cultural missions and in the development of new and larger audiences for the institution.
Through a number of special events each year, Carnegie Discoverers explore and learn about many amazing facets of natural history. These opportunities afford our members a unique relationship with, and a keener appreciation of, Carnegie Museum of Natural History.”
Richard Moriarty, president
Carnegie Discoverers: The Past, Present and Future of Our Anthropology Collection: A Discussion with the New Collection ManagerAt the Museum
Kristina Gaugler, MA, Collection Manager, Anthropology, Carnegie Museum of Natural History With over 100,000 objects from around the world, CMNH’s ethnographic collections are a source of knowledge and inspiration. Becoming […]
Carnegie Discoverers: Can Conservation Areas Support People and Biodiversity? A Case-study of Biocultural Stewardship in the Hawaiian IslandsAt the Museum
Nicole Heller, PhD, Associate Curator, Anthropocene, Carnegie Museum of Natural History Protected areas are designed to protect biodiversity, but they are also linked to the dispossession of land and lifeways […]
Carnegie Discoverers: Collections and Anthropogenic Change: The Link Between Acquiring New Specimens and Deciphering the Impacts of Land Use and Climate Changes on AmphibiansAt the Museum
Jennifer A. Sheridan, PhD, Assistant Curator, Amphibians and Reptiles, Carnegie Museum of Natural History Curators build collections for a number of reasons, from documenting biodiversity to deciphering evolutionary relationships among […]
Carnegie Discoverers: The Secret Lives of CaterpillarsAt the Museum
Kevin Keegan, PhD, Collection Manager, Invertebrate Zoology, Carnegie Museum of Natural History Bizarre, beautiful, and fascinating; The world of caterpillars abounds with amazing natural history. From predators to parasites and […]