I had the privilege of attending the opening of the new exhibit at Jennings Environmental Education Center on Saturday April 6th. The new exhibit is in honor of our very own Otto Emery Jennings. The exhibit highlights Jennings and the research he did while employed by The Carnegie Museum.
There is a desk with reproductions of items from Jennings’ career on it and a small speaker that plays an actual voice recording. This was the first time I got to hear the voice of Otto.
There is also an interactive video with folks talking about why Jennings EEC is an important place. I am one of those talking heads, which is why I was invited to the opening. Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn of the Department of Conservation & Natural Resources attended to thank the people who helped with the exhibit, which took about 3 years to create.
It was an honor and a privilege for me to help these great folks. Carnegie Museum of Natural History is given credit throughout the exhibit for helping with content. If you get a chance to get out to Jennings EEC you should check out the exhibits about Otto and the prairie that is named after him. They did a great job!
Bonnie Isaac is the Collection Manager in the Section of Botany. Museum employees are encouraged to blog about their unique experiences and knowledge gained from working at the museum.