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Blog Archive: Natural History

[image] NHMU 2020 — Episode 4

NHMU 2020 — Episode 4

In Episode Four, we explore the history and life of Utah's Great Salt Lake, starting in the Pleistocene epoch and the once massive Lake Bonneville. We'll then study the amazing adaptations of some animals that live in Utah.
[image] A Strange and Mysterious Insect Was Found in Museum Collections First

A Strange and Mysterious Insect Was Found in Museum Collections First

NHMU Director Jason Cryan discovered a new insect in museum collections, and the species wasn't seen again for 20 years.
[image] NHMU 2020 — Episode 3

NHMU 2020 — Episode 3

In Episode Three, we examine how the prehistoric people of what is now Utah harvested, gathered, and preserved different foods. Then, we review the history of Utah's Tribal Nations up through modern day life, learning the importance of language and oral histories, and exploring the beauty of Native American art and cultural practices.
[image] NHMU 2020 — Episode 2

NHMU 2020 — Episode 2

Watch Episode Two to see NHMU scientists including Chief Curator, Dr. Randall Irmis, introduce guests to Utah's amazing geological record in the Land Gallery. Then, we switch gears to explore the life that thrives in Utah.
[image] NHMU 2020 — Episode 1

NHMU 2020 — Episode 1

In this episode, Executive Director Jason Cryan welcomes you to our museum and we tour our Past Worlds Gallery and the Paleo Prep Lab.
[image] Five Surprising Discoveries Made With iNaturalist

Five Surprising Discoveries Made With iNaturalist

There are still lost worlds to discover, and they may be as close as your yard or the city park.
[image] City Nature Challenge Highlights the Zoo in Your Backyard

City Nature Challenge Highlights the Zoo in Your Backyard

Programs like City Nature Challenge allow everyone to find the wonder of nature as close as their own home.
[image] Five Ways You Can Become a Citizen Scientist

Five Ways You Can Become a Citizen Scientist

All around the world, citizen scientists are collecting data, making discoveries, and exploring nature.
[image] Animals who have adapted to live with us

Animals who have adapted to live with us

More than just being our neighbors, synanthropes benefit from the habitats we build.
[image] Can we predict earthquakes?

Can we predict earthquakes?

After a 5.7 magnitude earthquake shook Salt Lake City, many are asking if these events can be predicted.