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
Speaker: Ainsley Seago, PhD, Associate Curator, Invertebrate Zoology, Carnegie Museum of Natural History Yellowstone, the crown jewel of America’s national park system, is visited annually by millions of sightseers from […]
Speaker: Benjamin R. Lee, PhD, National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, Holden Arboretum, University of Pittsburgh; Botany, Carnegie Museum of Natural History Climate change poses one of the largest existential threats […]
Rose-Marie Muzika, PhD, Director of Science, Carnegie Museum of Natural History Former museum director Dr. M. Graham Netting once characterized Powdermill Nature Reserve as “ideally suited to the study of […]
Jan Janecke, PhD, Research Associate, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Associate Professor, Biological Sciences, Duquesne University Many mammals are cryptic and difficult to study, particularly felids and canids. Genetics and […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]