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Monthly Archive: December educ

Minecraft and Museums together at the ROM

Posted: April 16, 2018 - 14:57 , by Sarah Elliott
a Minecraft tower with red, yellow, and purple roads leading in different directions away from it

For over a year, the Learning Department has been hard at work on the development of a new approach to museum virtual visits: building an online experience using an adventure map in Minecraft to teach elementary students about Responsible Mining. We’re excited to announce that we have reached the pilot testing phase!

National Aboriginal History Month

Posted: June 15, 2017 - 14:05 , by Sarah Elliott
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an indigenous man wearing hip-hop clothing stands with his hands raised, giving instructions

By Bella McWatch, Kiowa Wind Memorial (KWM) Indigenous Youth Intern

In June, the entire country will be filled with festivities to commemorate National Aboriginal History Month. The ROM Learning Department is taking this opportunity to continue its ongoing reconciliation efforts through participation by offering Indigenous special events for school groups throughout the month.

Recap: ROM Take Our Kids to Work Day

Posted: November 7, 2016 - 08:15 , by Shannon Murphy
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Students preview a variety of bug specimens held in the ROM's research collections.

Last week, the ROM hosted a fun-filled Take Our Kids to Work Day for thirteen Grade 9’s on November 2nd. Welcomed by Dan Sibley,Chief Human Resources Officer, and Nick Bobrow, CFO & Deputy Director, Operations, the kids started the day with a couple of fun ice breaker activities to get to know each another. Next, the students engaged in an interesting and important Health & Safety presentation lead by Ellen Shaeen-Hanright (ROM OH&S).

National Volunteer Week | Volunteer Spotlight: Rebecca Beayni

Posted: April 17, 2015 - 10:00 , by Jaclyn Qua-Hiansen
Rebecca at the Hands-on Biodiversity & Discovery Galleries

How can a museum volunteer change the way we view the world? This National Volunteer Week, we invite you to meet Rebecca Beayni, a volunteer in the Hands-on Biodiversity & Discovery Galleries, who was recognized for her contribution to the museum at the 2014 Ontario Volunteer Service Awards.

National Volunteer Week | Volunteer Spotlight: Helen Hatton

Posted: April 15, 2015 - 10:00 , by Jaclyn Qua-Hiansen
Helen Hatton with wooden dinosaurs in Mexico

After one of her shifts at the Hands-on Biodiversity Gallery, ROM volunteer Helen Hatton said to her husband, “Honey, do you want to hear about the sex life of hissing cockroaches?” Her husband, whom Helen describes as “a delightful retired geek,” calmly replied, “Let’s have a drink first.”

He later observed that Helen and her colleagues at the ROM were all “a bit around the bend.” “He’s right,” Helen admits. “And that’s what I love!”

National Volunteer Week | Volunteers cataloguing backyard biodiversity

Posted: April 13, 2015 - 10:00 , by Jaclyn Qua-Hiansen
A young participant holds up a spotted salamander in their hands for closer inspection. Photo by Tallie Garey.

Volunteers at the Royal Ontario Museum are an integral element throughout our galleries and supporting a wide variety of our public programs throughout the year, including holiday programming, ROMKids camps, Sleepovers, and more!

But this National Volunteer Week, we also want to recognize, and sincerely thank, the host of volunteers who come from all across Ontario to support a major community program of which the ROM is an important partner: the Ontario Bioblitz.

National Volunteer Week: Thank You, ROM Volunteers!

Posted: April 12, 2015 - 10:00 , by Mark Engstrom

This week marks National Volunteer Week, an annual event that recognizes and celebrates the important contributions that volunteers make each day in Canada and around the globe. Volunteer Canada says volunteer action is like a stone thrown in a lake: its effects have both a direct impact and far-reaching ripples that improve our communities. At the ROM, we are proud to celebrate the incredible volunteers who help the Museum build community, nurture discovery, and create a superb experience for our visitors.

Call To Toronto Artists!

Posted: July 9, 2014 - 10:47 , by Jaime Clifton-Ross

A call for artist submissions to the Animating Historic Sites and Museums program.

Plant Sex on Display at the World Pride FNL "OUT of the Cupboards" Event

Posted: July 3, 2014 - 15:12 , by Ryan Godfrey
Sign for the botany table in the Schad Gallery for the "OUT of the cupboards" event

On Friday June 27th, I manned the Botanical Battlestation in the Schad Gallery for a Friday Night Live feast of strange, symbolic and sexual plant specimens.

Your Guide to Family Summer Fun at the ROM

Posted: June 19, 2014 - 15:22 , by Jaime Clifton-Ross
http://www.rom.on.ca/en/support-us/inspiring-stories/barrick-gold-family-day-at-the-rom

A step-by-step guide to visiting the ROM with your kids!