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Mission: To discover, interpret, and disseminate—through scientific research and education—knowledge about human cultures, the natural world, and the universe.

02/24/2020
American Museum of Natural History

In this video, learn about these scientific tools and the latest technology being used inside our own Hayden Planetarium to transport visitors to other worlds.

How did planetariums evolve from showing the movements of the Sun, Moon, and other planetary bodies with astronomical clocks to using cutting-edge visualization software? In this video, learn about the scientific tools and the latest technology being used inside our own Hayden Planetarium to transport visitors to other worlds.

Ah! Who is this? The American cockroach (Periplaneta americana) is the largest species of common cockroach, and it’s oft...
02/24/2020

Ah! Who is this? The American cockroach (Periplaneta americana) is the largest species of common cockroach, and it’s often considered a pest. One misconception? In some areas of the U.S., this critter is commonly known as a waterbug—but it’s not a true waterbug because it’s not aquatic. Another misconception: the size of a roach doesn't define how dangerous they are. So, the next time you see a big cockroach, remember they're an important food source for birds and mammals! #amnhlang

The students of the Lang Program curated this post at the AMNH.

Photo: Alex Wild

02/21/2020
#AMNHLang Student Using iNaturalist App

In the previous #AMNHLang post, we introduced the nature data collection app the Lang Program used to record the number of insects they spot in NYC. With a total of 269 observations cataloged from their excursion to Central Park, they then embarked on content creation for social media in hopes that like-minded citizen scientists (like you!) would participate in the #CityNatureChallange2020 🏙️🐝🔍an international project led by iNaturalist happening on April 24-27 this year. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣

The City Nature Challenge is an event where people find and document plants and wildlife in cities across the globe. It’s a competition where metro areas are in a contest against each other to see who can make the most observations of nature, who can find the most species, and who can engage the most people. We hope you will participate this year–there is a link in our bio to see the results from the 2019 challenge. ⁣
With the app, you can identify species in under 30 seconds—as demonstrated here by a student observing a Morpho butterfly 🦋 in The Butterfly Conservatory at the Museum. If you would like to participate in the challenge, start practicing! We look forward to sharing more student-curated science content with you. ⁣

During the summer of 2019, high school teams in the American Museum of Natural History’s Lang Program began recording th...
02/19/2020

During the summer of 2019, high school teams in the American Museum of Natural History’s Lang Program began recording the number of insects they spotted in NYC by using iNaturalist. The app is a collaborative network that crowdsources species identification by connecting observers (like our students!) with experts. The Lang students had a total of 269 observations cataloged from their excursion to Central Park. However, the observations aren’t limited to the outdoors. While the weather is chilly and species of insects have retreated to warmer dwellings, our homes and indoor spaces offer opportunities to catalog species across the five boroughs. From observing the rarest butterfly to the most common housefly, iNaturalist users play an essential role in helping to identify species and mapping out their range—this provides important open data to researchers and the public! All you have to do is observe. For more information on how you can use the app, check out the link in bio. #AMNHLang

What is this striking insect? It's a boxelder! This critter is known to suck juices from the boxelder tree, hence its co...
02/17/2020

What is this striking insect? It's a boxelder! This critter is known to suck juices from the boxelder tree, hence its common name—but it can sometimes be found on other plants (especially maple species). Boxelder bugs enter structures in the autumn and winter months in protected areas, such as houses and other buildings. To stay warm and dry, Boxelders will fly up to two miles away from their trees to find a winter home. That's the equivalent of a human going 264 miles! Though their reddish color may seem intimidating, the boxelder means no harm to humans. #amnhlang
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The students of the Lang Program curated this post at the AMNH.

Photo 1: Pixabay | Photo 2: Pxhere

Happy Valentine’s Day from these love birds! For flamingos, though, the “love” is not long-lasting. Pair bonds typically...
02/14/2020

Happy Valentine’s Day from these love birds! For flamingos, though, the “love” is not long-lasting. Pair bonds typically last for only a single breeding season, so each year brings a new group display in the hopes of finding a new mate. Flamingos have several moves to attract a mate, which they perform in groups. They usually start by raising their heads with a very straight neck, then moving their heads from side to side. They can “pretend” to be preening, open their wings in a salute, and even bow down with their necks stretched forward and wings lifted in the back. However, a full repertoire of dance moves doesn’t guarantee success, and even after impressive displays, some flamingos will strike out and not find a mate.

Photo: Betty Wills (Atsme), CC-BY-SA-4.0

Flies make up the order Diptera, which is one of the four major orders of insects. Flies first emerged in the middle Tri...
02/13/2020

Flies make up the order Diptera, which is one of the four major orders of insects. Flies first emerged in the middle Triassic. Since then, around 125,000 species of flies have been scientifically described. Some species of flies carry severe and sometimes lethal diseases like Malaria, Zika virus, Yellow fever, and Dengue fever. They have evolved to be capable of such a feat because flies are one of the first pollinators. Interestingly, flies evolved much earlier than bees. In order to better understand and research these threatening diseases, flies are often used in lab experiments as model organisms due to their easiness to maintain and their quick life cycles. There is a long-standing impression that flies do not live for more than 24 hours; however, that is not the case. The average adult house fly lives from 2-4 weeks and can potentially hibernate for a whole winter! #amnhlang
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The students of the Lang Program curated this post at the AMNH.

Burrr! Feeling the deep chill of winter? So are common flies! They find it difficult to survive during winter, as their ...
02/11/2020

Burrr! Feeling the deep chill of winter? So are common flies! They find it difficult to survive during winter, as their smaller bodies are worse at retaining heat. Food is much harder to find during this season, even in a large city like New York. So, flies retreat to warm shelters to hibernate in, such as human dwellings. But this intrusion leads to conflict. The concern is that flies are dirty, and, in fact, they do come in contact with garbage and feces when they search for a meal! Their method of eating may also be “gross” to some: flies retch their digestive juices onto their choice of food, which turns the food into a mush that can be slurped up. #Delicious! Nevertheless, their prevalence is a testament to their success, as flies live just about everywhere and are quite easy to find. #AMNHLang
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The students of the Lang Program curated this post at the AMNH.

Any students in grades 11 and 12 interested in writing and current events? Want to learn about journalism from professio...
02/07/2020
American Museum of Natural History: Education Department on LinkedIn: Apply Now For Spring 2020: Youth Reporting Internship with City Limits

Any students in grades 11 and 12 interested in writing and current events? Want to learn about journalism from professional reporters? City Limits, an investigative news organization that’s been covering New York City since 1976, is now taking applications for the Spring 2020 semester of CLARIFY, the City Limits Accountability Reporting Initiative for Youth.

Learn more and apply:

https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6631652690822742016

Are you looking to gain experience in the wide field of media? There is an internship available in the Communications De...
01/07/2020
American Museum of Natural History hiring Communications Intern in New York City, NY, US | LinkedIn

Are you looking to gain experience in the wide field of media? There is an internship available in the Communications Department at the Museum!

The Media Relations Intern assists the Senior Director of Communications and AMNH publicity team with media announcements and events, preparing press materials, maintaining the Museum's media database, tracking media coverage, and performing research.

The intern will also assist with administrative responsibilities, including answering phones, mailing and delivering materials, supporting press events and video/documentary shoots. Occasional support for other functional areas of Communications, including Marketing, are also a requirement of the position.

This is a paid temporary internship through September 1st, with potential for extension.

See posting below for requirements!

Posted 3 weeks ago. Communications Intern | |Posting DetailsPosition InformationPosition TitleCommunications Intern…See this and similar jobs on LinkedIn.

🚨Paid Summer Internship at the Museum for College Students! 🚨Responsibilities Include:In June, interns will take part in...
01/06/2020
American Museum of Natural History hiring Museum Education and Employment Program (MEEP) Intern in New York City, NY, US | LinkedIn

🚨Paid Summer Internship at the Museum for College Students! 🚨

Responsibilities Include:

In June, interns will take part in rigorous training. Interns are responsible for learning the material given to them by science content and education experts. Interns will apply what they learn by practicing educational techniques and skills needed to successfully give tours in the Museum. In addition, each intern will create original, themed tours of two or more Museum halls.

During July and August, interns who successfully complete the training program will present their themed tours to visiting camp groups, and educate Museum visitors using educational touch carts with specimens and artifacts related to the halls.

The internship position is a part-time summer position. Each intern works 20 hours a week (Monday-Sunday) for 10 weeks during the summer.

Required Qualifications:

+ Must be able to master and articulate the content of Museum halls and enjoy working with children.

+ Must be a permanent resident of New York City (you may attend school outside the city, as long as your permanent residence is in New York City, i.e. your parent's house).

+ Must be an undergraduate or graduated undergrad in the past 3 months.

+ Must be available to start June 1, 2020, and available between 9:30am-5:00pm from June 1, 2020, through August 9, 2020.

Preferred Qualifications:

+ Applicants should be outgoing, able to master and articulate the content of Museum halls and enjoy working with children.

+ Knowledge and/or interest in science strongly preferred.

+ Capacity to handle the physical demands of the job.

Posted 2 weeks ago. Museum Education and Employment Program (MEEP) Intern | |Please see Special Instructions for more…See this and similar jobs on LinkedIn.

Happy New Year! Let’s kick off 2020 with some fresh learnings from the Lang Science Program, a seven-year continuous pro...
01/03/2020

Happy New Year! Let’s kick off 2020 with some fresh learnings from the Lang Science Program, a seven-year continuous program at the American Museum of Natural History for middle and high school students. Over the next several months, we’ll be getting updates from a class led by educator Abbey Novia. Her students’ goal? Create a dataset by documenting bugs and insects they find throughout the city (in places like Central Park!). The students will also be participating in the 2020 City Nature Challenge, an international competition between cities to see which locale can observe and document the *most* nature over a two-week period. And YOU can participate, too! But more on that later. For now, meet our researchers. Next week, they’ll highlight some of their findings. #AMNHLang

Happy Holiday's from Youth Initiatives! Many Museum programs, internships, and events are not possible without the dedic...
12/20/2019

Happy Holiday's from Youth Initiatives! Many Museum programs, internships, and events are not possible without the dedication of these wonderful people. Thanks for being a part of our family. Here's to more Museum adventures in 2020. 🎉 #amnhteens

The Lang Program's project showcase took place this weekend! Congratulations to all the students and their educators for...
12/11/2019

The Lang Program's project showcase took place this weekend! Congratulations to all the students and their educators for presenting their research and insight into a wide spectrum of science topics and conversations. A group of these Lang scholars has worked on social media activation that will include YOUR participation all we can say for now is we will be back to BUG you later... 😏 #amnhteens

Hey, do you know students to nominate? Would you like to be nominated for this exciting research opportunity?!Share this...
11/22/2019

Hey, do you know students to nominate? Would you like to be nominated for this exciting research opportunity?!
Share this with teachers and community leaders ASAP!

The deadline to submit is December 20, Access here >>> https://labjumpstart.rockefeller.edu/nominate/

RockEDU Science Outreach is currently seeking NYC high school students who are highly motivated and have a strong interest in science to participate in our competitive and supportive LAB Jumpstart program. We are asking teachers and community leaders to consider nominating students from under-supported backgrounds for this program. No previous research is required or expected! The LAB Jumpstart program is designed to support students as they begin to explore what the scientific process is all about.

Our nominations are open until Friday, December 20th, and can be accessed here >>> https://labjumpstart.rockefeller.edu/nominate/

The LAB Jumpstart program runs from March 3 through August 6, and students will receive a stipend, metro cards, and meals. Please get in touch with RockEDU Science Outreach if you have questions
>>> [email protected]

RockEDU Science Outreach is currently seeking NYC high school students who are highly motivated and have a strong intere...
11/18/2019

RockEDU Science Outreach is currently seeking NYC high school students who are highly motivated and have a strong interest in science to participate in our competitive and supportive LAB Jumpstart program. We are asking teachers and community leaders to consider nominating students from under-supported backgrounds for this program. No previous research is required or expected! The LAB Jumpstart program is designed to support students as they begin to explore what the scientific process is all about.

Our nominations are open until Friday, December 20th, and can be accessed here. >>> https://labjumpstart.rockefeller.edu/nominate/

The LAB Jumpstart program runs from March 3 through August 6, and students will receive a stipend, metro cards, and meals.

Please get in touch with RockEDU Science Outreach if you have questions >>> [email protected]

RockEDU Science Outreach is currently seeking NYC high school students who are highly motivated and have a strong interest in science to participate in our competitive and supportive LAB Jumpstart program. We are asking teachers and community leaders to consider nominating students from under-supported backgrounds for this program. No previous research is required or expected! The LAB Jumpstart program is designed to support students as they begin to explore what the scientific process is all about.

Our nominations are open until Friday, December 20th, and can be accessed here >>> https://labjumpstart.rockefeller.edu/nominate/

The LAB Jumpstart program runs from March 3 through August 6, and students will receive a stipend, metro cards, and meals. Please get in touch with RockEDU Science Outreach if you have questions
>>> [email protected]

American Museum of Natural History
11/08/2019

American Museum of Natural History

Do you know the difference between horns and antlers? Horns don’t branch and are made from a kind of keratin, a hard protein, that grows continuously over a core of bone. Antlers are made entirely of bone, are usually branched, and are shed every year. Horns grow on animals like sheep, goats, musk oxen, and bison. Antlers grow on animals like deer, moose, wapiti, and caribou. Now that you’re informed, can you tell which one is which?
Top photo: Jean Beaufort; bottom photo: axelle b

To apply to the Saltz Internship Program and learn more about the time commitment, benefits, and eligibility visit our w...
10/30/2019

To apply to the Saltz Internship Program and learn more about the time commitment, benefits, and eligibility visit our website: bit.ly/SALTZ2019

As an intern, you can explore scientific and cultural content, improve communication skills, gain experience having science conversations, develop relationships with museum staff and other interns from across the city, while engaging with museum visitors from around the world! As a participant in the program, you will also participate in college and career readiness workshops, and gain exposure to a variety of STEM careers.

10/23/2019
American Museum of Natural History

American Museum of Natural History

Those delicate spider webs covering your home are tougher than you think! Follow Museum scientist Cheryl Hayashi as she untangles the mystery behind the incredible strength of spider silk.🕸

New Space Show alert! Worlds Beyond Earth will premiere in the Hayden Planetarium on January 21, 2020, as part of the Mu...
10/02/2019

New Space Show alert! Worlds Beyond Earth will premiere in the Hayden Planetarium on January 21, 2020, as part of the Museum’s 150th anniversary celebration, with Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o narrating.

New Space Show alert! Worlds Beyond Earth will premiere in the Hayden Planetarium on January 21, 2020, as part of the Museum’s 150th anniversary celebration, with Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o narrating. Discover the surprisingly dynamic nature of the worlds that orbit our Sun and the unique conditions that make life on our planet possible. While humans have not yet ventured beyond the Moon, Worlds Beyond Earth celebrates the extraordinary Age of Exploration carried out by robotic explorers over the past 50 years. How is the icy surface of Jupiter’s moon Io—located 800 million kilometers from the Sun—volcanically active? What is the atmosphere like on Saturn’s moon Titan? Find out in 2020.
Image: © AMNH

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