At the Museum Gems, Minerals, Crystals & Rocks–What's the Difference? How can you distinguish rock from a mineral? Is that a gem, or is it a crystal? Earth and Climate Earth Day 1970–2022: What's Changed? The first Earth Day was in 1970. What’s changed since? Humans COVID-19 Vaccines for Children with Sallie Permar and Jay Varma What should families know about the safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccine for kids? SciCafe / Lectures Teen SciCafe: When a Pandemic Strikes with Jay Varma How could the world have been better prepared to meet the challenges of a global pandemic, and what can we do to help end it? Exhibits Sharks Opens December 15 The new exhibition Sharks explores the incredible diversity of this ancient group of fishes and opens December 15. SciCafe / Lectures Teen SciCafe: Virulent Viruses with Kishana Taylor Explore what viruses are and how they evolve and mutate with microbiologist Kishana Taylor, Ph.D., of Rutgers University. At the Museum Three Massive Minerals with Spectacular Stories Curator George Harlow introduces three of the signature specimens in the new halls. Earth and Climate How many minerals does Earth have? A brief history of formation of the minerals that make up our dynamic, life-filled planet. At the Museum Mignone Halls of Gems and Minerals Now Open Get a peek at the redesigned Halls, which showcase one of the world’s most important collections of gems and minerals. Oceans Why Does Whale Feeding Behavior Matter? Researchers analyze everything from high-tech sensor data to whale poop in their search for conservation solutions. Earth and Climate Earth Day 2021: Road to Recovery Does the coronavirus pandemic hold lessons for the fight against climate change? Oceans How Does a Blue Whale Feed? Massive blue whales feed on tiny prey. How do they manage to get enough to eat? Hint: it involves literally doubling in size!
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