Flower Power!

We are sorry you missed this great program on Wildflowers of New York. We investigated flower shapes and put our knowledge to the test by viewing slides of flowers, identifying their shape and looking up their information in the flower guide. It was easy, fun and educational! Our sole attendee shared his knowledge of flowers and he’s only six years old. What a smart young man. We created flowers using pre-cut shapes, beads and colored wire. What do you think of his bouquet? Simply wonderful, I say.

If you missed this class, the next after school discovery program is October 8 from 3:30 to 4:30pm and the study will be on Seashore Life with a seashell craft. See you then!

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Passenger Pigeon Exhibit

September 1, 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the passing of the world’s last Passenger Pigeon, Martha. Our exhibit has been in place since May but we’ve just added some large museum panels which were donated by Gisele Zeitler. A male and female Passenger Pigeon with eggs sit in a white display case. The poster inside is done by artist Owen Gromme and courtesy of Bud Gussel of Holiday Wholesale located in Wisconsin Dells, WI. There is an abundance of information out there on this species and one only needs to “Google” it. However, the Pember Museum actually has taxidermy mounts and eggs of this forgotten species. Perhaps only 1500 skins and mounts exist worldwide. The museum has free admission. We operate on generous donations by our patrons and grants from various foundations. Please come out and support this premier natural history museum and learn about a species that once darkened the sky for days.

Here’s a few photos.