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Landscapes of Canada Gardens

The 2017 Urban Design Awards from the City of Ottawa have honoured the Landscapes of Canada Gardens at the Canadian Museum of Nature with an Award of Merit, Public Places and Civic Spaces.

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Paying it forward through the Nature Inspiration Awards

Read how two recent winners, Ocean Tracking Network and Ungalli Clothing Inc., shared their prize to “pay it forward”. The Call for Nominations for the 2018 awards is now underway with a deadline of May 7.

Students flourish at the museum while learning to ‘handle with care’

Each year, the museum's scientists mentor students—from those getting their first experience in a lab, to Ph.D. candidates exploring detailed questions about natural history. Meet some of these scientists-in-training.

 

Remembering a Canadian Nature Innovator

Honouring the memory of Canadian sculptor and naturalist, William (Bill) Lishman, who was a good friend of the museum. Bill passed away December 30 at age 78.

Scientists and students team up to keep eye on the environment

A summer program in the Canadian Museum of Nature’s “backyard” is training students in the rigours of fieldwork, and teaching responsible environmental stewardship in the process. 

Recent donation expands museum’s Nature Art collection

A donation by Ottawa art collector Ron Gould has expanded the museum’s Nature Art collection, with the addition of 17 prints by artist Sue Coleman.

Specialized expertise helps create the new Canada Goose Arctic Gallery

A lot has gone into the creation of the Canada Goose Arctic Gallery. Some of this expertise is highly specialized. Meet mannequin specialist Dawn Carlisle, and mountmaker Ken Easton. 

Q&A: The excitement and challenges of science on Canada C3

The expedition began June 1 and the museum is sharing its scientific expertise along the way. To learn more, we sat down with the museum’s Director of Research and Collections Dr. Mark Graham, who is also the expedition’s Chief Scientist. 

Ocean Garbage becomes Art with a Message

Visitors will have something surprising to admire this summer: trash! Two artists from Tofino, B.C. have constructed a sculpture made entirely of marine debris in the museum’s Water Gallery.

Hunting beetles in Central America: a talk in Vancouver by museum entomologist Bob Anderson

Dr. Bob Anderson brings his skills as a scientific raconteur to Vancouver’s Beaty Biodiversity Museum on February 16 with a public presentation about his fieldwork.

Protecting Our Arctic Biodiversity

The Canadian Museum of Nature welcomes the continued focus on the Arctic noted in the release of the Joint Statement on Arctic Leadership, issued December 20, 2016.