Greetings and Happy New Year!
Aloha from your DMNS deep-time detectives! We’re writing to share news, to thank you, and to invite you to our future. As we reflect on the world, it feels like the dial has been turned back up. But to 11 (out of 10)! To wit, last year we hosted record numbers of visitors—in our collections, at conferences, and in the field. With your help, we mentored more than ever before, too—as new donors and grants financed over 30 interns and postdocs in our department. Together with staff across the museum, they helped us publish 15 scientific articles and archive countless new specimens from the Rockies and beyond.
In-between it all, we still found time to play—whether dancing with gnomes in dioramas or talking turkey vs. T. rex with kids nationwide. As 2023 blooms, we look forward to connecting with you. Come to one of our free public lectures, join us on a field trip, or stop by on your way to Casa Bonita version 2.0. 😊