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  • School's out for summer. So far a very rainy summer, but anyway. During summer break, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science offers one of the programs we are most proud of: The Teen Science Scholar Program. We offer high school students a summer internship to work with research and collections s…
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  • Hundred and ten years ago, The Nature-Study Review published the opinion that “To-day it is almost beyond the bounds of human possibility that a child should discover an unknown fact in the sciences”. The great Colorado naturalist Theodore Cockerell countered right away: “So far is this from being t…
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  • With the arrival of electronic publishing, academic journals and monographs are evolving rapidly. By now, the overwhelming majority of scientific papers and information is distributed electronically. Paper publication has become marginal. In 2012, the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclat…
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  • A Stone Lives On

    Posted 11/19/2014 by Frank Krell | Comments
    The Denver Museum of Nature & Science (DMNS) has on display 20 wonderful, whimsical gem-carving sculptures by Russian master artist Vasily Konovalenko. To date, very little has been published on the artist or his work, particularly in English. Since 2009, DMNS curator of archaeology Steve Nash a…
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  • On Saturday, November 8, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science hosted the 25th Annual Meeting of the High Country Lepidopterists, an informal group of people interested in butterflies and moths. Over 40 lepidopterists came to DMNS to meet colleagues and friends, to hear interesting presentations…
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  • On November 7, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science launched its second scientific journal, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science Reports. The Museum's main scientific journal, the DMNS Annals, have been published since 2009 and succeed the Proceedings of the Colorado Museum of Natural Hist…
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  • It wasn't long ago that we won a grant from the National Science Foundation to digitize, meaning to database and photograph, specimens of soil-living insect species of our collection. DMNS became a part of SCAN, the Southwestern Collections of Arthropods Network, and we could hire a curatorial assis…
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  • On Thursday, September 18, a new era for the DMNS entomology collection began. The collection started to move from the old space below IMAX into our brand new, state-of-the-art Rocky Mountain Science Collections Center two levels below ground. On Monday, all dry collections were moved and secured in…
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  • The National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) is a continental-scale observatory that measures the causes and effects of climate change, land use change and invasive species on U.S. ecosystems. They do extensive pitfall trapping on observatory sites all over the continent. Although focused on s…
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  • On behalf of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, David Bettman, Chris Grinter, and Frank Krell, we are pleased to invite you to the 25th Annual Meeting of the High Country Lepidopterists on November 7 and 8. The meeting will be held in the Ludlow-Griffith Zoology Workshop of our brand new Roc…
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