Thank You, Seniors

The Joseph Moore Museum is blessed to have had many hard working and accomplished student workers over the years pass through its doors. As the school year ends, we are sad but excited to see our amazing workers move on with their lives’ past Earlham. This year’s Earlham seniors have not only given but also …

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Chatting with a Paleontologist

In the past couple of weeks, some very exciting things have been taking place at the JMM! Ray Vodden is a paleontologist who is visiting us from the Virginia Museum of Natural History. Ray has been leading JMM staff in the casting of several JMM specimens as well as making repairs on our mastodon.  Below is …

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JMM Ann Arbor Trip 2018!

On the morning of March 10th, seven JMM staff members woke up bright and early to drive to Ann Arbor for the annual University of Michigan Early Career Scientists Symposium! Joining Heather and her family on the trip were Cait Conley, Audrey Brunt, Karen Breece, Fiona Kelly, Jacob Noble, and Rachel Riggs. A highlight from …

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Ann Arbor Adventure Part III

Welcome to the final installment of the Joseph Moore Museum’s trip to the University of Michigan. If you didn’t catch the first two posts, scroll below! March 11th saw us once again up bright and early to attend the 13th Annual University of Michigan Early Career Scientists Symposium (say that ten times fast!). This year’s …

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Ann Arbor Adventure! Part II of III

In the afternoon at the Natural History Museum, Adam Rountrey, the Vertebrate Collections Manager, showed us around the collections. In the the paleontology department, we met several U of M students busy carefully packing up ancient bones and fossils for the move over to the new Research Museums Complex. William Sanders taught us about making cradles, which …

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Ann Arbor Adventure! Part I of III

Sunny days and snowstorms, seniors madly studying for comps, red-foldered prospectives popping up in classes…it must be March at Earlham College! And with March, comes the Joseph Moore Museum’s annual field trip to Ann Arbor. This year’s trip to the University of Michigan’s Natural History Museum and Early Career Scientist Symposium included six museum enthusiasts—Heather …

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We have two free events this September!

Building with Biology   Learn about the emerging field of synthetic biology and its connections to society. Talk with real scientists and other interested people! These events are part of a nationwide festival designed to introduce guests to synthetic biology content. They aim to promote informal, two-way conversations between the scientists and visitors about how synthetic …

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Debriefing: Notable Quotes

Overheard in the lab: "Science isn't all serious." "Maybe there was a giant beaver war"--suggestion as to why giant beavers became extinct "For people who enjoy beavers, this is a sad time." "Tiny baby beaver teeth" "We may be able to use the force, but we can't keep the lights on"--when the lights in the …

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