March 2012

Monthly Archive: March 2012

On the GO with the Maya High Priest

Posted: March 30, 2012 - 12:27 , by admin
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The Mayan High Priest poses in front of the Go Train.

This morning, the ROM’s Maya High Priest hopped on the GO-Train giving commuters a surprise welcome with their morning coffees.  Promoting the final days of Maya: Secrets of their Ancient World before it closes on April 9, 2012, this was a fun event for everyone (and a chilly one for the our High Priest)!

Biodiversity Series wins award!

Posted: March 29, 2012 - 10:57 , by Antonia Guidotti

Last week, the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects recognized the City of Toronto Biodiversity Series of booklets with their Service to the Environment award. The award is “In recognition of the recipient’s ongoing contribution in supporting sensitive, sustainable stewardship of the environment.”

Science, Art and Technology: An Interview with Deborah Samuel

Posted: March 28, 2012 - 16:19 , by Laura Comerford

An x-ray of the lower body of a lizard.

Lizard.I © Deborah Samuel 2012/Courtesy of the Royal Ontario Museum.

Tour & Cocktails with Friends of South Asia

Posted: March 27, 2012 - 10:19 , by Deepali Dewan
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A group of visitors stand in the gallery listening as Deepali a group of artifacts inside a display case.

Friends of South Asia member event, March 16, 2012. Dr. Dewan gives a tour of Embellished Reality to FSA members and guests. Photo by Riaz Nathu.

Does a mild winter mean more insects?

Posted: March 26, 2012 - 15:27 , by Antonia Guidotti
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Given our warmer-than-average winter this year, ROM entomologists have fielded numerous enquiries about whether mild winter temperatures will result in more bugs this spring and summer. Unfortunately, there is no simple “yes” or “no” answer to this question  — the best response is “It depends”.