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Florida Museum of Natural History recognizes volunteers of the year

Published: Apr 15th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Hard work has paid off for Barbara Ornstein and Robert Tarnuzzer, who were recently recognized by the Florida Museum of Natural History as winners of the 2014 James Pope Cheney Volunteer of the Year Award.

Study shows ‘dinosaurs of the turtle world’ at risk in Southeast rivers

Published: Apr 10th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Conservation of coastal rivers of the northern Gulf of Mexico is vital to the survival of the alligator snapping turtle, including two recently discovered species, University of Florida scientists say.

UF to begin new St. Augustine work after gift of more than 97,000 artifacts

Published: Mar 4th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida begins its 20th season of archaeological fieldwork since 1976 this week in St. Augustine at the site of America’s first colony, founded by explorer Pedro Menendez in 1565.

UF reports fewer shark attacks in 2013, above-average fatalities worldwide

Published: Feb 17th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The world experienced the lowest number of shark attacks since 2009, although fatalities in 2013 were above average, according to the University of Florida’s International Shark Attack File report released today.

Museum exhibit lets the dogs out in ‘Wolf to Woof’ exhibit

Museum exhibit lets the dogs out in ‘Wolf to Woof’ exhibit

Published: Jan 28th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Visitors will soon be able to uncover the mysteries of man’s best friend at the Florida Museum of Natural History’s new temporary exhibit, “Wolf to Woof: The Story of Dogs,” opening Feb. 15.

Study: Seashell loss due to tourism increase may have global impact

Study: Seashell loss due to tourism increase may have global impact

Published: Jan 9th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Global tourism has increased fourfold over the last 30 years, resulting in human-induced seashell loss that may harm natural habitats worldwide, according to a University of Florida scientist.

Florida Museum of Natural History to hold volunteer orientation Jan. 22

Published: Jan 2nd, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Whether needing hours for a scholarship, wanting to spend time serving others, or having an interest in lifelong learning, everyone can find volunteer opportunities at the Florida Museum of Natural History.

New plant genome study may offer clues to improving all major food crops

Published: Dec 19th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers and their colleagues have sequenced the genome of the flowering plant Amborella for the first time, potentially revealing why flowers may have proliferated millions of years ago and offering clues for improving all major food crop species.

Museum to celebrate 35th annual Collectors Day Jan. 25

Published: Dec 19th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida Museum of Natural History visitors will have the opportunity to view a variety of collections — from antique cars to Coca-Cola memorabilia and stamps to Legos — during the 35th Collectors Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 25.

Florida Museum hosts 15th annual Trashformations showcase Nov. 22

Published: Nov 4th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For some Alachua County students, trash doesn’t equate to garbage but instead may be morphed into creative works of art. The Florida Museum of Natural History will display these artistic creations during the 15 annual Trashformations showcase from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Nov. 22.