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Blog: 2016

[image] Brighter Students ... Brought to You by the Museum, Part II

Brighter Students ... Brought to You by the Museum, Part II

NHMU brings cutting-edge digital education to Utah classrooms, meeting a desperate need for teaching critical thinking skills.
[image] Mary Reid: A Granado Weaver

Mary Reid: A Granado Weaver

From our guest blogger, Jackson Clark II, a reminiscence about a Navajo weaver from Granado, Arizona, Mary Reid.
[image] Our Barcoding Maven: Martha Maezumi

Our Barcoding Maven: Martha Maezumi

Martha Maezumi is an indispensable resource for our herbarium digitization efforts. She has personally digitized nearly 3,000 specimens for the museum and barcoded about 20,000 sheets. Read her story.
[image] Digitizing our Herbarium Collection

Digitizing our Herbarium Collection

Digitizing museum collections is no small task. We accomplish it with a well-thought-out plan and some crucial people doing the work.
Tags: botany
[image] Where the Black Widow Plays Near the Velcro Weed

Where the Black Widow Plays Near the Velcro Weed

NHMU Wildflower Walks are a fantastic way to spend 45 minutes in the foothills. Held each April and May, they occur on Wednesdays.
[image] Power Tools of the Trade: Paleontology

Power Tools of the Trade: Paleontology

We might think of dental picks and brushes when it comes to excavating fossils, but at times paleontologists have to use some large power tools to move rock.
[image] Collections Manager Tip #389: Don’t Shellac the Mammoth Tusk

Collections Manager Tip #389: Don’t Shellac the Mammoth Tusk

It may have been an accepted technique long ago, but we’ve got better ways to preserve and maintain our fossils.
[image] Friends in High Spaces

Friends in High Spaces

It's good to have friends in high spaces, especially when they're astronauts. NHMU welcomed Mark and Scott Kelly for an evening of informal conversation from the International Space Station.