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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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Happy June


I realized (too late) that it has been too long since I posted anything on this blog. In fact, I neglected this blog for the whole month of May. Among things that happened in May 2015: I turned another year … Continue reading

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Thick Curtain of Tree Bark at Cleveland Park


Cleveland Park is a Metro station I used once in Weekly Museum Visits: to visit Peirce Mill in Rock Creek Park. To get to Peirce Mill, I walked along Melvin Hazen Trail, which is one of 114 sites detailed in … Continue reading

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Seven Recent Reads 1/21/14


“Recent Research on Museum Worker Well-Being: Are Museum Professionals Happy?” by Paul Thistle on his Solving Task Saturation for Museum Workers ~ Help for fully loaded camels working in a rain of straws blog discusses research by Andrea Michelbach on full-time … Continue reading

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Week 24: Bladensburg Waterfront Park


Prince George’s County Department of Parks and Recreation Mission:In partnership with our citizens, the Department of Parks and Recreation provides comprehensive park and recreation programs, facilities, and services which respond to changing needs within our communities. We strive to preserve, … Continue reading

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Aquatic Life on Display


It is a challenging and exciting time for aquariums. For one thing, audiences’ expanding concern for animal rights and animal welfare forces aquariums and zoos to grapple with ethical questions. There was once a time when the mere entertainment value … Continue reading

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Week 2: Kingman and Heritage Islands Park


Living Classrooms mission: Living Classrooms Foundation strengthens communities and inspires young people to achieve their potential through hands-on education and job training, using urban, natural, and maritime resources as “living classrooms.” Living Classrooms is the foundation that manages Kingman and … Continue reading

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