Saturday, January 1, 2011

African-American "Champions of Nature" celebrated in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day


Monday, January 17, 2011
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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The Delaware Museum of Natural History commemorates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with special activities highlighting African Americans' contributions to the field of natural history at African-American Champions of Nature on Monday, January 17, 2011, sponsored by Exelon.

· Children can piece together insect puzzles and view live arthropods as a tribute to entomologist Charles Henry Turner (1867-1923).

· Agricultural scientist George Washington Carver's (1864-1943) many uses for peanuts, sweet potatoes, and other plants will be revealed in an interactive matching game.

· Visitors can learn about marine biologist Ernest Everett Just (1883-1941) while crafting a spiny sea urchin.

· Ornithologist Robert A. Gilbert will be honored through a bird bill adaptation activity and a display of various bird wings, bills, and feet



For more information: www.delmnh.org

Location
: 4840 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE 19807

This event is appropriate for
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Cos
t: $7 adults, $5 children (3-17), $6 seniors (60+), and free for children 2 and younger. Free for museum members.

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