Celebrate Martin Luther King Day

African-American "Champions of Nature" celebrated in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
The Delaware Museum of Natural History celebrates 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 19, 2009. Children can play a "seek'n'find" game about insects in winter 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 are revealed in an interactive matching game. Visitors can learn about marine biologist Ernest Everett Just (1883-1941) by making a crab craft. Amateur ornithologist Robert A. Gilbert is honored through our display of various bird wings, bills, and feet.

What: African-American Champions of Nature

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

Date: Monday, January 19, 2009

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

Admission: Activities are included with regular museum admission: $6 adults, $5 children (3-17), $4 seniors (60+), and free for children 2 and younger. Free for museum members. For more information, please call (302) 658-9111.

For more information: http://www.delmnh.org/
Location: 4840 Kennett Pike (Route 52), P.O. Box 3937, Wilmington, DE 19807.