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The Goats in the Arboretum


Educators at informal learning environments with living collections hope that their living specimens will provide opportunities for engagement with human visitors. Some recent news stories of human-animal engagement gone awry have been running through my head for weeks, making me … Continue reading

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Photo of the Day: Colors of Autumn


Photos from my visit to the United States National Arboretum in November 2011.

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Arboretum at Lake Elkhorn


Columbia, Maryland is a place that I’ve generally loved to dislike. It’s an entity primarily made of cul-de-sacs, drab brown buildings from the 1970s, and chain restaurants. The mall is one of its main attractions. Granted, the street names are … Continue reading

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Favorite Museum Photos: Outdoor Structures


I love gazebos, outdoor sculpture, and all the other quirks that can be found by visitors to parks and museum grounds. Here are a few photos:

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Favorite Museum Photos: Cherry Blossoms


During Weekly Museum Visits Part II, I visited the United States National Arboretum and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. I recently revisited both and saw them in their cherry blossom glory. * April’s blog theme is Local History.

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Holidays at Beall-Dawson House and Los Angeles County Arboretum


I was in the middle of Weekly Museum Visits in both December 2010 and December 2011. December is a great time to visit historic house museums, because I enjoy seeing how these museums decorate for the holidays, reflecting the time … Continue reading

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The Magic of Children’s Gardens


Are gardens magical places? Certainly gardens can be whimsical and imaginative, especially when they are designed with children in mind. My visit to Brookside Gardens (a Weekly Museum Visit in 2010) included a stop at the Children’s Garden, described on … Continue reading

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