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From: Morris, Tish, DCA [tish.morris@...]
Sent: Wednesday, November 04, 2009 1:34 PM
Subject: Nov events at Nat Hist Museum
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
Classes – Tours – Special Events – Talk and Field Trip
Storyteller: Brian “Fox” Ellis portraying John James Audubon Wednesday, November 11th
Teacher Workshops: November 7
Family Day: November 14
Geoscience Tour: Friday, November 6
Bioscience Tour: Friday, November 20
Special Event -- Storyteller
Adventures with John James Audubon
with Storyteller Brian “Fox” Ellis
Wednesday, November 11th 2 p.m.
Join us for a very special presentation…
Spend an hour in the studio of one of America’s greatest naturalists and wildlife artist. Listen to tales of his adventures as he finishes something no one had ever accomplished before: drawing every bird in North America. Audubon will enchant you with stories of his travels and travails in the wildest places on the planet. He will celebrate the natural history of North America as he saw it in the early 1800s.
Brian “Fox” Ellis, in the persona of Audubon, brings history, ecology, art and literature to life in this meticulously researched program that celebrates the life work of one of America’s greatest artist and naturalist! Fox Ellis is a storyteller, author, and educator. Through stories and song, myth and poetry, he brings the world to his performances. He has been touring as a performer and educator since 1980. He is a dynamic teller with a warm and entertaining manner. Fox is the author of nine books including, “The WEB at Dragonfly Pond” and nine CDs. He also writes for more than a dozen magazines.
[November 11th is one of the five free days the Museum has each year; admission to the Museum exhibits is waived; viewing the Dynatheater or Planetarium is at the regular charge.]
Space Frontiers Family Day
Presented by the New Mexico Academy of Science and the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science
Saturday, November 14, 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Celebrate the Internation Year of Astronomy with an in-depth look at the Museum’s new exhibit about New Mexico’s place in the exploration and understanding of space.
The New Mexico Academy of Science will present hands-on activities, give-aways, guided tours, and New Mexico experts to talk with visitors one-on-one.
Fun for the whole family. Activities are free with museum admission.
Museum Collections Tours
Join us for behind-the-scenes tours of our Bioscience and Geoscience collection areas. Free with museum admission. Children must be above age 7 and accompanied by an adult. No food, drink, or strollers allowed on tours. All tours meet at the information desk and begin promptly. Limited to 20. Reservations welcome: call 505-841-2892.
_11:00 a.m. – Noon • Fridays
Free with museum admission
3:00 to 4:00 p.m. • Fridays
Free with museum admission
Teacher Professional Development Workshops
Project WILD/Aquatic WILD Workshop
NM Dept of Game and Fish and Sandia Mountain Natural History Center, NM Museum of Natural History & Science
When: Saturday, November 7, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Where: Sandia Mountain Natural History Center (Cedar Crest)
Who: K-12 Teachers & Environmental Educators
What: Project WILD is a K-12 interdisciplinary ecology, conservation, and environmental
education program emphasizing wildlife. Participants go home with two award-winning
international Project WILD Guides (revised 2008 edition including technology component!) full
of fun, hands-on activities for your classroom. The activities cover many New Mexico Content
Standards in science, math and language arts. Science, literacy and outdoor classroom emphasis.
Materials: Participants receive two Project WILD guides and other materials
Please register by the Tuesday before the workshop.
All workshops have a $10 materials fee.
For information and registration contact Susie Davis at: Susan.davis@...,
281-5259 or visit our website, www.nmnaturalhistory.org/smnhc.
The Bosque Education Guide Workshop
In partnership with the Rio Grande Nature Center and Museum of Natural History and Science
Held at the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park
Saturday, November 7 or Monday, Feb 15 or Friday March 19 … all at 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Elementary through high school teachers. Workshop participants will receive the curriculum and an accompanying kit. Dress in comfortable clothes for the weather that day. Bring a sack lunch, hat, water and sunscreen. Participants only cost is the $3.00 per vehicle day use fee at the RGNC. To reserve a space: call (505) 344-7240 or email Karen.herzenberg@...
COMING UP in January
Lecture and Field Trip
Birds of Bosque del Apache Trip and Talk
_Saturday, January 23, 2010 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
The beauty of a visit to Bosque del Apache is that you’re never sure of what you’ll see, but you can be assured that you will see some interesting and amazing birds. Join great guides on a visit to the Bosque del Apache Refuge south of Socorro. On this adventure, you will get an up-close look at the unique and common birds that spend the winter in this beautiful setting.
We will leave in Museum vans at 10 a.m. After lunch (lunch provided), we will tour the refuge to identify and watch the many species of birds, including a leg stretch or two on some of the many observation decks. After that, it’s a visit to the Owl Café for a traditional no-host supper before heading back to the Museum, arriving about 8:30-9 p.m.
As part of the trip, State Parks naturalist Rob Yaksich will give a slide show overview of the birds we might see, explaining why New Mexico is so important to migrants and residents alike. That presentation is at the Museum on Thursday, January 21 at 7 p.m.
Cost for the field trip and talk is $50 public; $45 members.
The field trip is limited to 18 people.
Download reservation sheet from our website: www.NM naturalhistory.org or email programs.NMMNHS@... _Questions: call Tish Morris at 841-2882, or email tish.morris@...
Your guides will include— _Rob Yaksich is an instructional coordinator for the New Mexico State Parks Division and a life-long birder. Rob served as park naturalist at the Rio Grande Nature Center from 1999-2006. He has led birding trips in Bosque del Apache for over 10 years – and Tish Morris, Senior Educator at the Museum, Naturalist and leader of trips to the Bosque del Apache for many years.
Senior Education Specialist
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
1801 Mountain Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
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