Museum News

Opening Lecture and Reception: Enduring Transformation

The exhibit will premiere at 5:30 pm, Thursday, February 18, with a free reception open to the general public. This event will feature a fascinating presentation by Dr. Cynthia Werner of TAMU’s Department of Anthropology and Dr. Holly Barcus of Macalester College’s Department of Geography, originators of the research upon which the exhibit is based.

For details about the exhibit, please visit the Enduring Transformation exhibit page.

Access Nature Teacher Workshop

In conjunction with the Showcase, the Museum is offering an Access Nature Teacher Workshop on February 6 from 9 am to 4 pm to train educators to utilize Access Nature, a National Wildlife Federation curriculum. Access Nature is a complete curriculum designed to align with National Science Education Standards for outdoor science. Targeting students ages 6-14, it focuses on habitats while developing environmental awareness and leadership skills.

Museum Hosts Educator's Showcase

The Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History celebrates science education by hosting its second annual Educator’s Showcase from January 26 until February 6, 2010. This short-term exhibit is available at no cost to all educators in and around the Brazos Valley and will provide information from organizations that offer free and low cost materials and resources for educators, with an emphasis on environmental, science, and history education. This year’s showcase is sponsored by the Barbara Bush Literacy Corps.

Star Party

From Sunset until 9:00 PM

The Museum, along with professional and amateur astronomers representing the George P. and Cynthia W. Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics, Brazos Region Astronomy Service Society (BRASS), and the Brazos Valley Astronomy Club, invite the whole community to share a magnificent evening of night sky viewing.