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Inside a Paleontologist's Field Kit

Carrie Levitt-Bussian gives us an insider's look at her field kit. Find out what paleontologists absolutely need in the field.

Way More than Wayfinding

Our wayfinding case across from the Collections Wall on Level 2 does double-duty in unexpected ways, much like all of the objects in our collections.

Hunting for Utah Fireflies

Christy Bills, our Entomology Collections Manager, leads the Firefly Citizen Science Project, which is building a map of firefly habitats with help from Utah citizens.

Decoding a Herbarium Sheet

Herbarium sheets are used in our permanent flora collection, and they contain not just the specimen, but a ton of other important information.
Tags: plants

Corn-Pone Tunes: Favorite Songs from Range Creek

Looking for a new playlist? Here's one from our Range Creek Field School, completely centered on their work with corn.

Brighter Students, Better Critical Thinkers, Brought to You by the Museum, Part I

NHMU brings cutting-edge digital education to Utah classrooms, meeting a desperate need for teaching critical thinking skills.

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.

Mary Reid: A Granado Weaver

From our guest blogger, Jackson Clark II, a reminiscence about a Navajo weaver from Granado, Arizona, Mary Reid.

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.
Tags: plants

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: plants