Category Archives: museums

Monday thought of the week: a blossoming appreciation for our natural world

A thought: As we talked about each of her treasures, I could SEE the passion in her eyes. The collections in her basket wrapped with the utmost care were the beginnings of a love of science. A love of nature. … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo of the week: my little raptors

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A visceral experience: “Body Worlds & the Brain” at OMSI, Portland, OR

Yesterday I headed to the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry in Portland, sans wife and child, to see the exhibit Body Worlds & the Brain (which opened on October 20th for a limited engagement). From Gunther von Hagens, the exhibit “includes … Continue reading

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World Forestry Center

In September, Patrick and I visited Portland’s interactive museum that teaches about the importance of forests in our lives: World Forestry Center (pics). It is located in Washington Park, along with the Oregon Zoo, Portland Children’s Museum, Hoyt Arboretum, and Japanese Garden.

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Natural history at the Oregon Historical Society

In the museum of the Oregon Historical Society in downtown Portland, there are some great displays dealing with historical aspects of the natural history of the Pacific Northwest (pictures, from July 5th), along with some relevant Native American art.

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Monday thought of the week: evoliteracy

A thought: Schooling for sustainability should be rooted in three intertwined elements, each of which informs the other two: 1) new metaphors—including the web, the tree, and the river/whirlpool—that enable us to perceive reality in new and instructive ways; 2) … Continue reading

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