Thursday, January 17, 2013

African-American Champions of Nature at the Delaware Museum of Natural History




Delaware Museum of Natural History Honors Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with "African-American Champions of Nature"

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 21, 2013.
  • View live arthropods and learn about the importance of bees 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 doing a marine invertebrate craft.
  • 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:   Visit www.delmnh.org or call (302) 658-9111

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

Cost: $9 for adults, $7 for children (3-17), $8 for seniors, FREE for children 2 and younger. FREE for Museum members.

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