Friday, February 12, 2010

Natural Leaders: Presidents and Nature

The Delaware Museum of Natural History celebrates Presidents' Day on Monday, February 15, 2010 with Natural Leaders: Presidents and Nature. This family-friendly event features hands-on activities and crafts about presidents' roles in environmental conservation.




Visitors will learn important facts about past presidents and their effects on the natural environment. Families can embark on a scavenger hunt around the museum to find animals discovered on Thomas Jefferson's Lewis and Clark Expedition. A matching game will explain Theodore Roosevelt's "natural" empire of national forests, parks, and preserves. A special display of duck stamps - along with live ducks - will highlight this conservation effort begun by Franklin Roosevelt. An exhibit of endangered species and polar bear activities will shed light on the accomplishments of more recent presidents such as Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, and Jimmy Carter.



WHAT: Natural Leaders: Presidents and Nature - Hands-on activities and crafts teach visitors about presidents' roles in environmental conservation.

WHERE: Delaware Museum of Natural History, 4840 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE 19807

DATE: Monday, February 15, 2010

TIME: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

ADMISSION: $7 for adults, $5 for children (3-17), $6 for seniors, free for children 2 and younger. Free for museum members.

MORE INFO: Visit www.delmnh.org or call (302) 658-9111.

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