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Central Michigan University: Museum of Cultural and Natural History

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The Museum of Cultural and Natural History strives to provide educational opportunities that inspire curiosity, imagination, and memory. Our goal is to promote sustainable relationships between peoples and their environments by encouraging respect for cultural and natural diversity. Through our distance learning programs, we look to encourage a spirit of inquiry through interactive demonstrations that help spark thoughtful discussion and further exploration!

 

Programs by Central Michigan University: Museum of Cultural and Natural History

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Backyard Birding

Join us as we explore animal adaptations and learn about some of our favorite feathered friends! Students will understand how adaptations help birds survive in a variety of environments and gain a basic understanding of how to identify different...

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FREE College Q&A: The Life of a College Student

What is it like to be a college student? Will I make friends? Do I have to know what I am doing with my life right away?! Have a discussion with current students enrolled at Central Michigan University and get some useful insight into the world...

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FREE Historian How-To: A Guide to National History Day®

Interested in becoming a mentor or participant in the National History Day®competition but not sure where to begin? Connect with an experienced coordinator to learn the basics of the competition! Develop strategies to help you create a project...

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Making HERstory: Women in STEM

Be introduced to several female scientists and explore the characteristics that made them successful. Discuss barriers women in science continue to face and ways we can encourage diversity in STEM fields. 

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Museum Explorer

Come on a “walk” through our museum! Participants will get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of how museums operate and view several of our natural history specimens and historical artifacts up-close! Learn about how museums keep artifacts safe, various...

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New Year's Traditions Around the World

How do different cultures around the world celebrate this universal holiday? This program will feature international college students as they share their experiences and traditions associated with the start of the new year. Come with questions!

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Polymers in ACTION!

Curious about chemistry? Learn about the fascinating world of polymers and how much of an impact they have on our daily lives, for instance, with our own DNA! Use inquiry-based learning during live science experiments that willhighlight the...

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Recess & The Rural Schoolhouse

We all have our favorite recess games and activities at school but what did kids in the mid- to late 1800s do for fun? Explore a variety of games and toys that were common during a typical school day in a one-room schoolhouse and see how they...

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Rock On! The Secret Life of Rocks & Minerals

Rocks might not always look exciting but they are actually full of surprises! Different molecular bonds and earth processes help shape rocks and minerals in ways you might not even realize. Explore various geology specimens and work together to...

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Timber! Impacts of the Great Lakes Lumber Boom

Between 1840 and 1910, the Great Lakes region experienced a lumber boom that led to industrial growth throughout the nation. Though economically positive, largescale deforestation and erosion led to its decline. Explore what life was like in a...

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Understanding Ukraine

This program will connect participants with Masha, an international student at Central Michigan University. Masha began her time in the USA as a high school foreign exchange studentbut was unable to return home due to the conflicts that arose, and...

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Valentine Design

Explore the history and art behind Valentine’s Day cards! View examples of vintage cards from our history collection and learn about the basic elements of art. This interactive program guides participants on how to apply the elements to their very...

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Type of Organization

Arts/Cultural/Museum

Contact

Rebecca Petrone   galla1ra@cmich.edu
650 E. Bellows St.
Mt. Pleasant Michigan 48858
989-774-3176
United States

https://www.cmich.edu/colleges/class/MCNH/Pages/default.aspx

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The programs of Central Michigan University: Museum of Cultural and Natural History cover: