Quiet for months during the winter and early spring, the world of invertebrates—including insects—is bursting to life as the weather warms. But this year, as you’ve probably heard, brings a rare…treat: billions of cicadas, all along the Eastern seaboard, including New York.
Project scientist John Grotzinger, recently featured in The New Yorker, appears tonight at the Museum to discuss the Curiosity mission on Mars, slated to last for one Martian year (23 Earth months).
Hosted by Tom Brokaw, a new television documentary, Treasures of New York: American Museum of Natural History, gives viewers a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the American Museum of Natural History. The one-hour program first airs on Thursday, May 2, at 8 pm on WLIW21 and Sunday, May 5, at 7 pm on WNET.
The American Museum of Natural History is partnering with Coursera, a leading Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) provider, to offer science courses for teachers worldwide. The partnership, initiated in conjunction with several other museums and schools of education, marks Coursera’s first foray into professional development for educators at the K–12 level.