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Saturday, June 1, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Treasure Valley’s ONLY Natural History Museum Announces Their 2019 Monthly Seminars

Caldwell, ID: The Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History, a natural history museum that is part of The College of Idaho, has released their 2019 calendar of monthly seminars. A part of their monthly Work Days, which have been held on the first Saturday of the month for the past three decades, the museum invites experts to share their research with the public. Topics range from Yukon Botany to Insects & Microbes to Ground Squirrels. The College of Idaho Gipson Honors Students will even be presenting their individual discoveries gleaned from museum specimens. The talks will be held in the Boone Science Hall on the campus of The College of Idaho, at noon on Work Days.

Building on The College’s long history of scientific exploration and collection, the Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History first opened its doors to the public in 1979. The Museum features collections as varied as the monthly seminars, and include vast holdings of insects, fish, mammals, archaeology, and fossils. The Evans Gem and Mineral Collections are also housed in the museum.

The Museum is open Monday – Friday, 1PM – 5PM, as well as the first Saturday of the month, 8AM – 5PM. For more information, please visit https://www.collegeofidaho.edu/about/campus-facilities/natural-history-museum

About the Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History: OJSMNH is a natural history museum house at The College of Idaho in Caldwell, ID. Founded in 1979, the museum houses more than 1.2 million specimens and artifacts. The mission of the museum is to instill an awareness of the natural world through educational programs of The College of Idaho, provide public service, and serve the general and research public by holding in trust collections of zoological, botanical, paleontological, archaeological, anthropological, and other natural history objects for this and future generations.

January 5, 2019 — Steve Bouffard “Bird Brains”
February 2, 2019 — William H. Clark “50 Years of Baja California, Mexico, Entomology”
March 2, 2019 — Nathan E Carpenter “Tertiary Tectonics and Drainage Patterns in the Pacific Northwest”
* will be held in Boone 116
April 6, 2019 — Dr. Barbara Ertter “Yukon Botany: Bennett's BABY, Canadian Oil, and of course Potentilla”
* will be held in Boone 116
May 4, 2019 — Dr. Rochelle Johnson “Transatlantic Origins of American Environmental Thought”
June 1, 2019 — Howard Emry “Oligocene Fossil Flora in Creede, Colorado”
July 6, 2019 — Paul Castrovillo “Biology and Identification of White Butterflies Found in the Boise Area”
August 3, 2019 — Dr. James Ryan “Insects & Microbes”
September 7, 2019 — Dr. Luc Leblanc “Revisiting the Pacific two Decades Later: Fruit Fly Surveys in the Solomon Islands and New Caledonia.”
October 5, 2019 — Danielle Lewis “Stolen Tears: Appropriation of the ‘Noble Savage’ as an Environmental Icon”
November 2, 2019 — Dr. Eric Yensen “Coexistence of Columbian and Northern Idaho Ground Squirrels: Competition or Habitat Separation?”
December 7, 2019 — Gipson Honors Students “Museum Specimens and the Meaning of Things”

Phone: (208) 459-5507
Event url: www.collegeofidaho.edu/about/campus-facilities/natural-history-museum/monthly-volunteer-work-day

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